A SCHEME to redevelop East Lancashire has joined forces with a university.

Leeds Metropolitan University is taking part in a ‘pioneering partnership’ with Regenerate Pennine Lancashire.

The partnership will see the University’s School of Built Environment and Engineering work with Regenerate Pennine Lancashire, supported by the European Regional Development Fund.

It will give students within the School access to a range of work experience placements, graduate traineeships and real-life projects to prepare them for their careers.

Dr Andrew Platten, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology at Leeds Met, said: “The new partnership will provide placement opportunities for our students in the School of Built Environment and Engineering to work on the innovative regeneration projects located across Pennine Lancashire and postgraduate research opportunities including work experience opportunities.

Additionally, the partnership will see members of Regenerate assisting Leeds Met academics in delivering planning and housing policy course modules by inputting their first-hand experience of specialist areas.