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UCLan invites students to help shape its future

08 November 2013

Lyndsey Boardman

Bi-annual event calls for students’ views

 

Students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have come together to raise awareness of the future direction of the University and the importance of student engagement.

Our UCLan is a week-long event with a roadshow that invites students to meet the Students’ Union elected officers, take part in University debates, attend a CV clinic, find out how to get involved in community projects and more.

The campus wide roadshow is part of the bi-annual Student Engagement Week which exists in order to put a spotlight on the relationship between the students, Students’ Union, and the University.

"The activities organised during the November Our UCLan week have been created in partnership to put a highlight on how important it is that students engage with these decisions."

Students’ Union President Ben Latham commented: “Every school and service in the University, alongside the Students’ Union, seek to interact with students on a daily basis to help steer the work that is done, the changes that are made and the services that are delivered. The activities organised during the November Our UCLan week have been created in partnership to put a highlight on how important it is that students engage with these decisions.

“Two days into the week and we have already seen hundreds of students involved with the events so far and I have high expectations for the remaining days to come.”

During the last Our UCLan week students were invited to visit a video diary booth to offer their comments on a variety of topics for a short film used as part of the Central Induction talks for new students. Feedback has also prompted a regular coffee morning for mature students and increased access to study rooms and studios.

The Our UCLan; Making a difference together event runs from the 4 – 8 November around the Preston Campus. Students can find out more by following @ouruclan on Twitter or by liking /ouruclan on Facebook.