Have you heard about SaturYAY? It’s our new exciting community kids club which focuses on extended learning activities between children and parents.. and IT’S TOTALLY FREE!
If you are in the area on a Saturday come join us at the UCLan InTheCity pop up shop based in St George’s Shopping centre – Lune street entrance. There’s always lots to going on throughout the session.
Recently, we’ve been focussed on christmas activities for children aged from 2-9 years old. We strive to engage with parents of young children to make life better for them! Each session is an extended learning activity, from kinectic movement and development to understanding the importance of involvement and sharing.
As we mentioned, the event it totally free – meaning no gimmicks. None what so ever!
Come along with your children and engage in a range of activities we have going on, from arts and crafts to a messy play handprint wall. Prams are welcome and we have specific stroller station where you can park your buggy!
The event is staffed by UCLan staff and student staff. Lee is qualified at childcare and is DBS checked, the student staff have undergone relevant HR checks, and the volunteers involved are also DBS checked through our centre of volunteering!
Free juice, tea and coffee and provided throughout.
Over the last 6 weeks, every Friday we’ve been working really hard to bring the public of Preston something very special. The University of Central Lancashire has donated a job lot of old wooden science stools to our community up-cycling project. We’ve jumped in at the deep ed with this project and got to grips with it right away. From day one, we’ve been stripping these wooden beauties back down to the bare wood and started creating some creative masterpieces!
We’ve had a range of people from all walks of life get involved in the project, and it’s really starting to pay off. For instance there’s this one old man who comes along week in and week out. Not only does he get stuck into. But he’s also full of extremely useful knowledge of which he is passing onto other participants within the project. He’s taken two stools as a matching pair and gone to town on them. Before he finished the stools – he had already sold them.
Once the stools have been completed, and stained with a lick of varnish and protecter, these will be sold on to the general public with 100% of the profits going to local charities in Preston. That’s the beauty with this type of project. Once we have sold a few stools, the project then becomes a self sustaining project. Not only do volunteers involved within the project benefit, but the wider community also benefit also.
Each week the project gets bigger and better. We’re expecting the project to really take off over the new few weeks – but if you are interested in getting involved and gaining a centre of volunteering ILM accreditation or your CV then please do get in touch. You can contact us on InTheCity@uclan.ac.uk or 01772895373 You can also visit us in the shop – UCLan InTheCity, St George’s Shopping Centre, 51 Lune Street, Preston. PR1 2TU.
Have a look below at some of our amazing transformations.
Cult author Irvine Welsh is appearing at the University of Central Lancashire in advance of the much anticipated release of his new movie, ‘Porno’ later this year.
Irvine will be inytroducing audiences to his latest novel ‘The Blade Artist’, which features the return of the terrifyingly inimitable Francis Begbie. Make sure you come along to this not to be missed event!
Tickets are £12.99 and include the price of a hardback edition of ‘The Blade Artist’, which Irvine will sign on the night.
Venue: Harrington Building, Preston (UCLan’s Harrington Lecture Theatre, Harrington Building, University of Central Lancashire, Fylde Road, Preston, PR1 7BH)
Monday 4 April, Doors open 6.30pm for 7.00pm start. Everybody is welcome to attend.
On Thursday 18th February, join University of Central Lancashire experts at the Adelphi Pub (Preston) to discuss the future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the ethical questions society will be facing. There will be live demonstrations of AI and robotics to show the technology’s current capabilities followed by an interactive debate exploring the issues.
Our experts include Dr Stephen Sigurnjak and Matt Dickinson who will be demonstrating AI in action and how it can interface with robots. Psyhcologist Dr Sarita Robinson will be exploring the differences between the human brain and AI.
This event has been organised by the Lancashire branch of the British Science Association and is part of the Future Debates series.
Hi my name is Emily. I am the new Public Events Assistant at UCLan and from now on I will be taking over the EngageUCLan blog. I will be keeping you up to date with UCLan’s latest events and the Lancashire Science Festival.
I recently graduated from UCLan with a first class degree in Journalism. I had such a great time during my degree; learning shorthand, working as a team and producing news programmes, that I decided to return to UCLan as an intern!
During my internship I am hoping to gain lots of valuable experience that could help me throughout my career and I am really looking forward to getting started on the Lancashire Science Festival.
So if you don’t already, make sure to follow the EngageUCLan blog to find out about UCLan’s events.
An exciting explosion? A fascinating fact? An exceptional experiment? A daring demonstration?
At the UCLan and Ri YSC we want to hear about your most memorable experience in a school science lab.
In the lead up to our official opening, we are finding out the nations favourite science moments so that we can recreate some of them in the lab. Whether it was an experiment, a demonstration or that time the teacher blew off the school roof – we want to hear all about your science stories.
We hope to showcase the most memorable experiments to local primary school students in a science demo show that we will film and share with all of you.
Join the conversation by tweeting us @YSCUCLan using the hashtag #SciStories and share your experiences on our Facebook page.