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Hundreds of students embarking on a range of Further Education and Higher Education courses enjoyed a host of activities at Blackburn College’s Freshers’ Fair, including a life-sized game of Hungry Hippos, a selfie mirror and a target practice challenge.
To find out about courses available at Blackburn College, there are Open Events taking place on Tuesday 19th October from 4.30pm to 8pm and Saturday 20th November from 10am to 1pm.

Thousands of students have arrived in Preston for the return of face-to-face teaching at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). New students arriving on campus for the first time were greeted by a range of entertainment acts as they collected their keys and moved into their halls of residence. Professor Graham Baldwin, Vice-Chancellor, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be welcoming new and returning students to our fantastic Preston Campus.

This year, Oakhill is pleased to introduce Year 11 pupils Eleanor Dawson and Matthew Brett as Head Girl and Head Boy. They are both pupils who show outstanding qualities, as well as being excellent role models for their peers and younger pupils. We wish them all the very best in their positions of responsibility.

Holistic excellence is a distinctive hallmark of Westholme School and it was clearly evident as students from Years 7 to 10 discovered the wonderful, plethora of activities available to them when they visited the school’s first co-curricular fayre. From swimming to Lego robotics, photography and public speaking, the enthusiasm from all year groups was palpable. Years 7 to 9 can work towards achieving their Holistic Award, unique to Westholme, when they champion new co-curricular activities throughout the year.

170 primary schools were invited to get involved with the Fantastic Book Awards that have been developed by Lancashire’s School Library Service. These awards run until May 2022. They will involve thousands of children from Lancashire primary schools reading and discussing the books and voting for their favourites. The five winning titles for the Fantastic Book Awards will be announced on Wednesday 25th May 2022. The main aim of the awards is to support children aged nine to eleven years in reading for pleasure by introducing them to newly published fiction titles and encouraging them to read and discuss the books.

The University of Central Lancashire has opened the long-awaited £60m Student Centre and University Square. The development, measuring 12,304 sqm, will give students access to an extensive network of support and a ‘modern environment to work and relax’. Each aspect of the Student Centre building has been constructed with sustainability, accessibility and student wellbeing in mind, offering a place to study, socialise and access support under one roof.



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