STUDENTS from Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form have had an exciting opportunity to investigate rebranding Nelson town centre.

A-level geography students visited the centre to investigate the need for rebranding in an urban area. While there, the students had to complete environmental and shopping quality surveys, a qualitative placecheck survey, and footfall at three points.

When they returned to the college, the students analysed the data and compared and contrasted it with the research they had already undertaken into the need for rebranding Nelson.

The town team for rebranding, co-ordinated by Pendle Council, has also been involved with the students’ project. The leader of the team, Paul Collins, visited the students at the end of April to discuss what they have learned during their investigations.

The students will be using their research to create a promotional video.