Lancashire Science Festival has been recognised as the best event put on by a university for the public.Advertisement
Now in its fourth year the three day showcase of the sciences by the University of Central Lancashire scooped the best community or business engagement campaign prize.
The awards were handed out at the Heist Awards for Education Marketing and UCLan was declared the winner after more than 11,000 people attended this year’s science festival.
Dr Jo Heaton-Marriott, director of the festival, said: “The whole Lancashire Science Festival team is delighted to win this award.
“Community engagement is at the heart of what the event is all about; visitors of all ages enjoy the wide variety of events and activities on offer and all are designed to enthuse people about science and technology in an entertaining and interactive way.
“It’s essentially about breaking down the barriers to science; letting people see that through the stereotypes and realising that science is something that touches our everyday lives and can actually be fun.”
Joel Arber, director of marketing at UCLan, said: “The Lancashire Science Festival brings out the best in people and really captures the ethos of UCLan – that of unlocking potential and offering opportunity.
“The strength of the Festival is that it is a free event for our regional community, with no hidden agenda; meaning there is genuine buy-in from staff, students and visitors.”
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