CLASS ADVENTURE HELPS GIVE STUDENTS THE EDGE

Class Adventure Commercial Manager Paul Warrilow believes more Universities should give students every chance of succeeding in the workplace by taking part in valuable non-academic experiences whilst studying.

Class Adventure, part of World Challenge – the leading global provider of student-led overseas expeditions, currently works with schools, colleges and universities across the UK and offers one to seven-day adventure programmes at a variety of inspiring nationwide locations including the Peak District, the Brecon Beacons, the Lake District, Snowdonia and Condover Hall in Shropshire.

One of Class Adventure’s repeat clients is Coventry University’s Business School and they only recently welcomed 130 first year undergraduates to the picturesque Condover Hall for a two-day programme of team-building activities.

It is the third year that the University has worked with the company and Undergraduate Course Director Julia Tyrrell believes that the experience is priceless from a student learning and development perspective.

She said: “The two-day field trip represented the chance to bond together a new, large group of first years from a multi-cultural and multi-country background, who generally didn’t know one another at the start of the programme.

“The students highly valued the team-building activities as well as the chance to meet new people, from the other undergraduate marketing courses, and the chance to build self-confidence completing activities that they hadn’t encountered before.

“The students also valued the chance to develop their individual interpersonal communications skills which reinforces the benefits of building course cohesion and personal development.

“The Class Adventure experience always exceeds our objectives.”

Paul Warrilow is as equally enthused about the relationship and is hopeful that more Universities will now follow Coventry’s lead.

He added: “What we offer at Class Adventure is a portfolio of progressive, developmental and experiential programmes for students of all age groups. We are always looking at ways to grow and to contribute to the provision of outdoor education to an increasing client base.

“With intensive competition for jobs in the workplace, Class Adventure can help students demonstrate a wider (non-academic) portfolio of interests and experiences as they undergo their application process.”

For more information about Class Adventure visit www.classadventure.com; email: enquiries@classadventure.com or telephone 0844 463 6581.

For more information about this release or for images, please contact:

Jon Dale

Global Communications Manager

World Challenge

44 (0)7824 016041

jdale@world-challenge.co.uk

World Challenge

17-21 Queens Road

High Wycombe

HP13 6AQ

www.world-challenge.co.uk 

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World Challenge is the leading global brand in the provision of life changing student-led expeditions based on the number of expeditions organised annually, the number of countries in which it has a footprint and the volume of customers ‘on the books’ at any one time. WCE is the original school expeditions company and was founded in 1987. WCE works with schools in 25 countries and has over 15,000 students, 700 schools, 1,500 teachers and 30,000 parents on the ‘books’ at any one time. We have offices across Australasia, South Africa, North America and the UAE. www.world-challenge.co.uk

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Class Adventure, part of World Challenge – the leading global provider of student-led overseas expeditions, currently works with schools, colleges and universities across the UK and offers one to seven-day adventure programmes at a variety of inspiring nationwide locations including the Peak District, the Brecon Beacons, the Lake District, Snowdonia and Condover Hall in Shropshire.
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With intensive competition for jobs in the workplace, Class Adventure can help students demonstrate a wider (non-academic) portfolio of interests and experiences as they undergo their application process.
Class Adventure General Manager Paul Warrilow