We’re thrilled to announce that SCRAN has been awarded funding by the National Union of Students (NUS) to develop into a social enterprise as part of their ‘Student Eats’ program!
What does this mean?
We will be able to hold more pop-up events in the community as well as sell our goods on-campus at regular farmers’ markets. Since 2016 SCRAN has been holding ‘cook & eat’ sessions on campus at the Foster Canteen, and in 2017 we started going out into local schools to provide pop-up cooking sessions teaching about food waste. With the NUS funding, we are now looking to expand and offer some of our tasty products on-campus at the SU and Open Day farmers’ market. It’s a brilliant chance to learn some skills, develop a social enterprise, give back to the community, make some friends and boost your CV.
What does it mean for you?
By joining us on this new adventure, you will build skills in the kitchen but also learn about: business planning, sustainable food, health promotion, nutrition, food safety, community-building, collaboration, teaching and outreach. It’s great for your CV, but you will also make some new friends in the process, build confidence and ultimately have fun!
We have some funding to provide a small group of committed students with Level 2 Food Hygiene training certification. This normally costs approximately £80 per person, but if you can commit to the one day training and being available to help out at our events, it is free! The certification lasts 3 years and also a great addition to your CV and knowledge about food and food safety.
Now, we need you!
In order to receive the funding we need as many students as possible to come to the SCRAN Student Eats Training Session next Wednesday February 21st 1:00-4:00 pm in Darwin Building Room 131. There will be tasty treats provided, and you will also be guaranteed a place for the Food Safety training!
Book your spot NOW with Brigit: BRamsingh@uclan.ac.uk
See you there!