Universities Week 2012 set to showcase sport


PEOPLE from Fylde have been urged to support Universities Week 2012 which aims to promote Britain’s world class higher education system.

This year’s Universities Week is themed around supporting the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the UK sports industry, promoting the role universities are playing in offering sporting facilities and accommodation for athletes.

The campaign is set to culminate in the BUCS Visa Outdoor Athletics Championship at the Olympic Stadium between 4th and 7th May.

Fylde MP Mark Menzies said: “It is excellent that we have Universities Week to celebrate the excellent work our Universities do throughout the UK.

“Sport is, of course, an important element of that and I feel the theme for this year is very exciting.

“We, of course, have Preston Sports Arena nearby at our nearest university, UCLan, and I’m sure preparations are well under way to welcome Olympic teams to Lancashire.”

For more information visit www.universitiesweek.org.uk

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