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Published on 15/05/2017 by pfi

Prospective scientists have signed up to undertake degrees at Blackpool and The Fylde College after attending taster events recently.

The two evenings gave people the opportunity to carry out experiments and discuss the College’s Lancaster University-accredited Human Bioscience or Marine Biology degrees – and the exciting careers they can lead to.

Samuel Bentley, Curriculum Manager for Science HE & FE at B&FC, said:

“We had a really solid turn out and a good number of those who came signed up to study a degree with us next year so we’re really pleased with the success of the events.

“B&FC degrees are accredited by Lancaster University – meaning students leave us with a qualification from a top 10 UK university – and receive the close contact and one-to-one attention of a college.

“We invest heavily in our curriculum each year and many of those who came said they were surprised by the quality of our facilities and industry standard equipment.

“They were given the opportunity to undertake experiments, including dissection and chemical analysis, to see whether science was something they would like to consider studying.

“We also spoke about the different career opportunities available after studying for a degree with us, from forensic science to coastal conservation.”

Those who attended the events were also given information about the B&FC Advantage programme, which offers a range of benefits including up to £500 towards the cost of study, small study groups and strong employer links. Samuel added:

“Our programmes lead to genuine job opportunities with BSc Hons Human Biosciences students going on to embark on scientific careers in local and central government, the food and pharmaceutical industries and forensic or laboratory sciences.

“Past B&FC BSc Hons Marine Biology and Coastal Zone Management students have created large-scale local studies and generated further research and scientific study in the field using their findings.

“But what people sometimes aren’t aware of is the full range of support we offer for those wanting to study at B&FC, which can often be a more cost-effective with more individual support and personal development opportunities than are available at a larger university.”

B&FC offers more than 60 degrees - including BSc Hons Marine Biology and Coastal Zone Management - accredited by long-standing partner, Lancaster University, ranked in the top 10 of universities in the UK.