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UCLan graduate with Camp America

09 April 2015

Lyndsey Boardman

New partnership leads to postgraduate degree  

Students can now put their Camp America experience towards a postgraduate-level degree, following a new partnership between the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and Camp America.

The Camp America Graduate scheme allows students to gain 20 academic credits and a postgraduate certificate in International Industry Based Experience for their summer’s work. These credits can then be put towards a relevant full degree, which are typically 180 in total.

An introduction to the course is held over two days at UCLan’s Preston Campus, where students get to attend a range of lectures and workshops. The rest of the work is conducted online, and culminates in a written assignment which covers the personal, professional and academic development from the summer camp experience, based on recognised theoretical models and perspectives.

"Experiences like Camp America can be invaluable for both personal and professional development, and this new initiative provides a unique chance to gain academic recognition too."

Nigel Garratt, head of CPD at UCLan said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for students interested in postgraduate study. Experiences like Camp America can be invaluable for both personal and professional development, and this new initiative provides a unique chance to gain academic recognition too. Our expert lecturers will ensure the benefits of this experience are maximised.”

Daniel Pugh, marketing coordinator at Camp America said: “At Camp America we are very proud of the skills that can be developed whilst working on a summer camp and we understand how it can improve employability prospects. This new opportunity will allow students to change their Camp America summer into something tangible, positively impacting on their continued professional development.”

Students that wish to continue with their studies can progress to the next module, where an additional 40 credits are on offer for completing another assignment.

This year’s introduction to the course is being held at UCLan’s Preston Campus on Friday 1 – Sunday 3 May. For more information, visit www.campamericagraduate.co.uk