to the Future Zoo hub!
Here you will find more details about the Future Zoo programme you will be taking part in over the next few months.
This will be your go-to location to find out information and updates about the programme. Please check back regularly as this page will be updated ahead of each activity.
You also have a designated member of staff in college who will support you through the programme and be your main contact regarding travel to and from activities.
Make sure you read all the information below so you know the correct times, locations and what to bring with you!
Exclusive behind-the-scenes access to life at the zoo with industry professionals.
Arrival: 9.15am for a 9.30am start
Uniform: Trousers, boots (or similar footwear), and relevant outdoor clothing such as waterproofs etc.
Catering: Lunch will be provided. Please ensure you have breakfast before you arrive as you will not be able to eat any snacks during the activities with the animals.
Other Information: You must return your Zoo permission form and photo consent to college before 31st March.
Practical animal care workshops delivered by academic staff.
Arrival: 9.45am for a 10am start
Uniform: Your Future Zoo hoodie, Trousers, Boots (or similar footwear) and relevant outdoor clothing such as waterproof, sunscreen etc.
Catering: Lunch will be provided.
Other Information: Myerscough College Campus Map: www.myerscough.ac.uk/media/8881/myerscough-college-campus-map.pdf
Please confirm travel arrangements with your college.
An academic project, set by Blackpool Zoo, to be completed and displayed at the graduation event.
Deadline: Tuesday 30th April – 5pm
Other Information: Click the below link for the project brief and details about how to submit.
You will not be expected to present your project but it will be displayed for colleagues and graduation guests to view.
An interactive DNA splicing workshops and graduation ceremony.
Arrival (just Future Zoo students): 9.30am for a 9.45am start.
Parent/Carer Arrival: 3.45pm.
Uniform: Your Future Zoo hoodie. You will not need to wear outdoor clothing as you will be working in a lab.
Catering: Lunch will be provided as well as refreshments for parents/carers before and after the graduation.
Other Information: On arrival at UCLan, please make your way to Darwin Building (DB on Map). UCLan Campus Map: www.uclan.ac.uk/assets/campus-maps/preston.pdf
Please confirm travel arrangements with your college. You may want to travel home with your parent/carers as they will be invited to attend the graduation.
Your college is responsible for helping you to arrange travel to and from events. Future U are not responsible for organising your travel but will reimburse the costs to you via college afterwards. If your college advises you to make your own way there e.g. they are not organising a minibus/taxi for you you, please keep any tickets/receipts as you will need these to claim the cost back afterwards.
Please make sure you arrive at least 15 minutes ahead of the start time at each activity.
There are 20 learners taking part in the programme from colleges across Lancashire. All students are studying towards a Level 3 qualification and have completed the online application form. This year we are pleased to welcome students from Blackburn College, Nelson and Colne College, Blackpool and The Fylde College, Burnley College and Cardinal Newman College
You have a designated contact college who has been made aware that you have gained a place on the programme and will support you to complete and attend all activities. You have received an email from Future U to let you know who this is. If you are still unsure, please email email@example.com.
Yes! We will be inviting your parents, carers and teachers to attend a graduation event at the University of Central Lancashire on the 2nd of May. This will follow on from your DNA workshop. You, and your parents/carers, will receive an invitation to the graduation closer to the event which will include timings and further information such as the venue and parking instructions.
Please check the specific event information on this page (scroll up!), where you will find information relevant to each event. Please ensure you dress appropriately for each activity, taking into account the weather. Remember your sun screen and waterproofs if necessary!
You will also find information about any catering that is provided next to each event but you are welcome to bring your own food if you would prefer.
The deadline to complete your independent project will be on the 30th of April. You can find out more about the project by checking out the project page above.
Your independent project work will be displayed during the graduation event at the University of Central Lancashire on the 2nd of May and we will expect you to submit it a few weeks before.
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