Royal Liverpool Hospital
Shaun Lever, Dementia/Learning Disabilities Service Manager
Shaun was an advisor on the development of this foundation degree in collaboration with the Hugh Baird University Centre and the University of Central Lancashire. He offered expert input to ensure the modules meet the needs of the industry and those it serves.
“As someone with first-hand experience of working in the challenging and specialised area of dementia care, I was pleased to have the opportunity to help shape the content of this UCLan foundation degree. The modules are designed to reflect the issues and implications of dementia in today’s health and social care sector, as well as preparing its future workforce for the predicted challenges ahead. I’m looking forward to continuing my link with the course as a guest speaker, giving an insight into the rewarding career that awaits the students when they graduate.”
Open Eye Gallery
Sarah Fisher, Executive Director
“We are proud to work in partnership with the Hugh Baird University Centre UCLan undergraduates. The support students receive from professionals leading the photography programme is exceptional and the collaboration, thus far, has resulted in work that has exceeded our expectations. It is inspiring to watch the next generation of photographers develop a meaningful practice and to be able to offer them feedback and advice to help them on their career path.”
National Museums Liverpool
Karen O’Connor, Head of Retail
The Museum of Liverpool Shop commissions Christmas window designs from the undergraduates in what has now become an annual collaboration. The ‘live brief’ culminates with the selected design being installed in the shop window throughout the festive period.
“We enjoy working with the Visual Merchandising and Promotional Design undergraduates and are committed to giving them the experience of working in industry through the live brief we set each Christmas. Their designs are always incredible, innovative and well researched and it is always a pleasure to see their enthusiasm for the projects we set.”
Safe Regeneration Ltd
Jane Johnson, Community Development Officer
As a not-for-profit social enterprise, SAFE Regeneration provides business enterprise support, business incubation units and community based activities. In keeping with their ethos of community cohesion and social inclusion, they take an undergraduate work placement from the Hugh Baird University Centre.
“SAFE encourages diverse thinking and fosters community business skills. So, having a work placement not only helps our enterprise but, we hope, also benefits the student by giving an insight into how a community business works. We’re looking forward to working closely with the business undergraduates, sharing our experience and offering volunteering opportunities as our exciting #destinationbootle plans progress.”
Fun 4 Kidz
Richard Murphy, Play & Inclusion Coordinator
Having had a staff member who studied this foundation degree, Fun 4 Kidz continues to support the course with placement opportunities and currently have a student volunteering in one of their out of school provisions.
“We found that having a member of staff on the Foundation Degree in Children, Young People and their Services benefitted Fun 4 Kidz with practical strategies and knowledge to enhance some of our working practices. Our current volunteer from the Hugh Baird University Centre has become a valuable asset to the organisation, supporting the staff and children’s learning and development. We are happy to be able to provide placement opportunities to enhance undergraduate skills.”
Daniel Byrne, Director
As well as working closely with the Hugh Baird University Centre’s Marketing Team to create promotion video, Yeti Creative also linked with this foundation degree to offer an industry placement to an undergraduate.
“As a creative agency in a city as vast as Liverpool, you have to maintain a strong social responsibility and providing opportunity to up and coming creators is something we’re incredibly passionate about. We know first-hand the difficulties of gaining real, industry standard experience straight out of university. The goal is to be employable; to hone the skills you’ve nurtured through university and turn them into a career. I strongly believe that the Hugh Baird University Centre shares this ethos, and this is one of the reasons why working with their team has been so successful.”
Awesome Walls Climbing Centres
Andy Coppock, Manager
“It’s great to see the exciting area of Outdoor Adventure being included in the UCLan degree programmes at the Hugh Baird University Centre. We’re proud to be involved with inspiring the undergraduates to become a part of this growing industry.”