The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has decided that they will not be proceeding with the chiropractic course at this time, citing the ongoing pandemic situation and associated financial restraints as the reasons.
We are naturally disappointed, but not surprised, as the effects of the pandemic have been deep in the university sector. However, we hope that UCLan will revisit this decision in the not-too-distant future; we stand ready to work with them and support them, as and when they wish to do so.
Dr. Ken Young, the Lead (designate) for Chiropractic at UCLan said: “The possibility of taking it up again in future years has not been ruled out and, as the course was approved last September, we have a viable curriculum that could be implemented with minimal effort, should conditions prove more favourable at another time.
“The good news is that chiropractic will continue to have a place at UCLan. I will be transferring over to the research team to keep working on the projects I initiated since the deferral of the course last year. I am excited for the opportunity to contribute in this new role and, there are educational projects that I will be exploring as well. I will also continue the other professional roles I have taken on since returning to the UK.
“Thank you for your support over the last 18 months in this unprecedented and challenging time. I look forward to continue working with you for the betterment of patients and students”.