The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is offering its Sports Therapy graduates a unique opportunity to enable them to set up a sports injury business.
Through the University’s Student Enterprise and Business Incubation initiative, two successful candidates will benefit from a free business development package worth £3,000.
Available to UCLan graduates only, support will be provided for 12 months and consist of advice and expertise from mentors, in addition to a range of marketing materials including the creation of a new website.
UCLan’s Student Enterprise and Business Incubation facility provides a range of support to help businesses develop and grow, including consultancy, incubation units, workshops and the latest technology.
Andy Cunningham, Principal Lecturer in Business Development at UCLan’s School of Health Sciences, said: “This is a unique opportunity for UCLan Sports Therapy graduates who are interested in establishing a sports injury business, or those who have an existing start-up but need support to grow.
“In return, the successful applicants will act as ambassadors for UCLan and the School of Health Sciences, working with us to promote courses and build relationships with our students, as well as local schools and colleges.”
The School of Health Sciences offers courses in Sports Therapy, Physiotherapy, Paramedic Practice, Operating Department Practice, Health Informatics and Acute and Emergency Care.
For more information about the Sports Therapy business support opportunity, and to apply, visit http://www.uclan.ac.uk/news/assets/application-form-sports-therapy.docx or contact Andy Cunningham on firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for applications is March 17, 2017.
UCLan has also announced a new scheme which will cover the cost of travel expenses incurred by Sports Therapy students while on placements.
Funding provided by the University’s Faculty of Health and Wellbeing will support students undertaking work-based learning opportunities as of the 2017/18 academic year.