De­gree in ad­ven­ture comes to Fort Wil­liam

The Oban Times - - News -

WEST High­land Col­lege stu­dents will ben­e­fit from a fourth ad­ven­ture de­gree which will be avail­able from Septem­ber this year.

This is the Univer­sity of the High­lands and Is­lands fourth de­gree pro­gramme which en­ables stu­dents to study ad­ven­ture at de­gree level.

The de­gree fo­cuses on pre­par­ing stu­dents for ca­reers in ed­u­ca­tion or as pro­fes­sional ad­ven­ture prac­ti­tion­ers.

The univer­sity’s orig­i­nal flag­ship pro­gramme, the de­gree in ad­ven­ture tourism man­age­ment, was es­tab­lished in 2008/2009 with five stu­dents. Since then the BA (Hons) marine and coastal tourism and BA (Hons) ad­ven­ture per­for­mance and coach­ing have been added to this port­fo­lio and now have around 130 stu­dents study­ing for ad­ven­ture de­grees.

Dr Brian Boag, the univer­sity’s act­ing dean of arts, hu­man­i­ties and busi­ness, said: ‘This new pro­gramme builds on the suc­cess of the ad­ven­ture tourism pro­grammes al­ready in place and opens up new and fur­ther op­por­tu­ni­ties for stu­dents who will be at­tracted by the area, the ex­per­tise of the staff and the na­ture of the pro­gramme.’

Ly­dia Rohmer, the univer­sity’s prin­ci­pal and chief ex­ec­u­tive, also com­mended the team who gained ap­proval for the de­gree, say­ing: ‘I am so proud of our staff for all of their hard work in not only gain­ing val­i­da­tion for our lat­est BA (Hons) ad­ven­ture ed­u­ca­tion de­gree pro­gramme, but for their en­thu­si­asm and in­no­va­tion which con­tin­ues to add to the suc­cess of the School of Ad­ven­ture Stud­ies.’

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