Since 2004 University College Birmingham have used Glaramara as an outdoor learning Centre for its Undergraduate Honours Degree and Foundation Degree in Adventure Tourism Management
Glaramara works closely with the University to create unique programmes designed to develop the skills and knowledge required for a career in adventure based tour operations and outdoor activities, as well as providing a range of transferable management skills. The course takes a multi-disciplinary approach encompassing social sciences and business subjects. The programmes are underpinned by a strong philosophy of experiential learning. A range of residential visits is provided and final year BA(Hons) students undertake a 25 day expedition, which they have planned themselves. There are many opportunities to build personal and coaching awards from National Governing Bodies in a range of activities.
Department Head, Richard H Fairer:
“I am delighted to recommend Glaramara. We have now been sending students on residential trips for the last four years and have always been
impressed with the quality of the Centre, the activities provided and the enthusiasm and commitment of the staff. I have been particularly pleased with the way in which the Centre has developed the residential programme to fit with the needs of the students’ degree course, ensuring that the practical teaching at the College is fully supported by its practical application and training in the outdoor environment.
Students comments on the residentials include; Brilliant, I wish we could stay longer; The instructors were great. I have leaned a huge amount; Amazing again; Loved it; the food was excellent; the Centre was very comfortable and clean and the food was very tasty again and great size portions”.
Chris Dickons, Lecturer [referring to a residential visit in March 2009]
“I just wanted to thank you for putting us in touch with Glaramara. We arrived back on Friday and the few days we spent there were absolutely brilliant. The instructors and centre itself were fantastic and totally exceeded expectations. It was ideal for the delivery that we needed for the unit and the students enjoyed themselves immensely. What was the icing on the cake was that the students were absolutely great and they all had a good and worthwhile experience”.
If your college or university department is interested in running similar courses through Glaramara please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 017687 77222