The project has provided students from several courses at Blackburn University Centre with opportunities to develop key transferable skills.
Students on the Foundation Degree in Photography have taken some great portrait photographs of participants and have also helped to record interviews and make showreels of our online events.
Students on the Foundation Degree in Fashion and Textiles came up with the idea of making face masks as a craft activity for our Remembrance Event as part of a work-based learning module.
Students from the Joint Honours programme on the History, Sociology, Politics and English Literature pathways have been incredible in their efforts with our online events with Blackburn Children’s University and Eachstep Care Home. They have planned and delivered some wonderful activities which have received great feedback from the children, parents and Eachstep residents, as well as our external partners.
Being part of the project has encouraged quite a few of our students to go into teaching and their project contributions have helped to secure teaching placements. All students who have participated in the project have said it has been an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
Fiona Bradley – Joint Honours: History and English Literature
Lois Fitzpatrick – Joint Honours: History and Sociology