The College of Health and Wellbeing again showcased the #skillzone as part of the Lancashire Science Festival on Thursday the 30th of June and Friday the 1st of July 2016 where schools attended and then for the public on Saturday the 2nd of July.
It has been the largest UCLan event with approximately 13,000 people attending over the three days this year, with over 8000 on Saturday alone! The Festival as a whole won the Heist award for best community engagement project last year. The College of Health and Wellbeing have been involved for the last four years, increasing its input each year. This year we again organised and ran the #skillzone in Greenbank building which received fantastic feedback. We ran a variety of workshops and drop in sessions including ‘operation!’, ‘become a paramedic’, ‘how healthy are you?’ and ‘become mummified’. ‘Fun with serotonin’ and the ‘dress up station’ were in the sports hall for the show floor. The research team and Comensus also had stalls. Local Ambulance, Fire and Police services organised a crash scene again, which everyone loved.
Over 100 staff and students were involved in the colleges input and did an amazing job of showcasing what the college can do. One video on our Facebook sitereached 8000 people and had nearly 2000 views! On twitter we had 1400 profile views and over 30000 impressions in just TWO days! One tweet alone made nearly 3000 impression.