Class Adventure helps give students the edge

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Wednesday 19 November 2014

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Students from Coventry Business School swapped the classroom for the great outdoors on an adventure challenge in Shropshire recently. 

Class Adventure, part of World Challenge - the leading global provider of student-led overseas expeditions – offers adventure programmes for students at a variety of inspiring nationwide locations and 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 Coventry 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.

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


Class Adventure Commercial Manager Paul Warrilow believes the programme can help students succeed in the workplace by taking part in valuable non-academic experiences whilst studying. He was equally enthused about the relationship and is hopeful that more Universities will now follow Coventry’s University’s lead.

He said: 

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.

Further information about Class Adventure is available on their website or via email or telephone 0844 463 6581.