Three Peak Challenge

On the 10th June 2017 students and staff from the University of Central Lancashire assisted by 3 Medical Regiment and 64 Medical Squadron will be undertaking the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. This will be the fourth time they have organised the event. In previous years 100s of students and staff have attended raising thousands of pounds for charity. The Challenge involves walking twenty four miles incorporating the three mountains; Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. Last weekend they completed the second practice walk, completing Whernside and Ingleborough, in the snow.



UCLan Health Professor recognised by the Stroke Association

One of our very own Caroline Watkins has been honoured wiprofessor_c_watkinsth a special recognition award by the Stroke Association. She received this award at the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford last September.

Caroline is the only professors of her time working as a professor of stroke and older people’s care. She leads one of the largest stroke care and research teams in the UK and has been working in stroke research for 20 years, striving to improve the quality of care  within this region.

She was delighted to be awarded saying ” It is truly fantastic to receive this award personally, and on behalf of my team. Both myself and my team are committed to trying to prevent this devastating condition and to reducing the impact of stroke on people’s lives”.

However she still showed her modesty on receiving this saying “We can’t do this alone, and work very closely with some amazing people. It’s because of the stroke specialist and stroke relevant staff who work along the stroke care pathway, and of course numerous people who have been patients or carers, without whom we wouldn’t be sure we were doing things in the right way at the right time”

Well done to Caroline and her team, truly deserving of this award. To find out more information on these awards visit