Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Sport Science students visit Cyprus campus

A group of Sport Science students recently visited UCLan Cyprus.

The five day trip was headed by Course Leader Dave Fewtrell and was designed to allow the 25-strong group to undertake pre-planned field tests.

After spending their mornings on campus, the group spent time at the football/athletics field and beach delivering their tests during the week.

Undergraduate Joshua Parr kindly provided feedback from the trip: "For the majority of the time, all 25 of us spent meal times and free time together. At the start of the trip there were quite a few unfamiliar faces, but by the end everyone pretty much had a nickname for each other.

"It was a very successful trip with an amazing group of people who were willing to be very welcoming and social with one another. It’s definitely a must-do for any UCLan student who has the opportunity to travel abroad for some overseas learning. Many thanks to the tutors who looked after us, they did a great job."

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

UCLan SENS deliver new training programme

UCLan SENS have teamed up with Preston City Council to develop and deliver a Level 3 evidence-based training programme in Nutrition.

Certified by the Association for Nutrition, The Shape Up in the Community (SUiC) Healthy Lifestyle Training Programme is designed to improve knowledge and understanding of the importance of nutrition as it relates to a healthy lifestyle in adults, and to develop key skills required for effective delivery of Community Healthy Lifestyle Programmes to adults.

For more information please click here or email Stephanie Dillon.

Friday, 25 April 2014

Professor's globetrotting research continues

UCLan SENS' Professor Nicola Lowe has been racking up the air miles as her research activities continue apace.

Professor Lowe recently visited Pakistan as part of her collaborative project with the Abaseen Foundation.

Funded by The Wellcome Trust, Dr Lowe led the research exploring the role of the Jirga (a traditional tribal judicial system comprised of male community members) in engaging the community with health and nutrition related research.

The team also set a research and development agenda that meets the needs and priorities of the community, especially those of the mothers and children. The trip was an opportunity to finalise the report and findings.

UCLan has worked with the charity for over 10 years, undertaking research that underpins the charity’s service developments to improve access to good quality and affordable health care, education, and to seek solutions to chronic malnutrition which affect quality of life amongst the population.

Professor Lowe also chaired the first Zinc-Net scientific working group in Budapest, Hungary. The hugely successful launch event featured over 60 distinguished speakers from Europe and the USA.

Zinc-Net, the 'Network for zinc in Biology', received £500,000 from the European Commission to fund research over the next four years into the role of zinc in human biochemistry and physiology.

Professor Lowe and Zinc-Net have also been featured in Research Media's flagship publication 'International Innovation' - to view the article please click here.

For more details about Professor Lowe please click here.