Name: Callum Cookson
Course: BA (Hons) Sports Development
Sports Development graduate Callum Cookson landed a coaching role in the United Arab Emirates, after graduating with first-class honours from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).
Callum will play a crucial role in the ‘wellness programme’ at the American University of Sharjah, an initiative designed to engage staff and their families in range of activities aimed at improving their health.
As part of his degree, Callum spent a year in Sharja and time in America helping to set up junior football leagues and coaching clinics.
Callum acknowledged the role UCLan played in his development saying: “My UCLan experience was fantastic. The lecturers are so supportive and the range of opportunities presented to me really helped to open doors. Working abroad really opens your eyes to the fact the world is a lot bigger than you realise.”