UCLan pays tribute to graduate
PC , Fiona Bone killed in a gun attack, studied Audio Visual Media and Film Studies between 1999 and 2002.
The 32-year-old, who was one of two unarmed women police officers killed in a gun and grenade attack in Greater Manchester, studied at UCLan for three years until graduating in 2002.
A spokesperson said: “Staff and students across the University are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Fiona graduated with a Combined Honours degree in AV Media and Film Studies in 2002 and was a highly talented and highly regarded student.
“She was also a very popular member of the UCLan rugby team. Fiona will be greatly missed by all who knew her and our sympathies go out to her family at this awful time.”
“I will miss her and her positive vibrant outlook on life. She was a lovely person”
Linda Sever, Course Leader Film Production (Combined Honours), taught Fiona for three years. She said: “Fiona was always a funny and lively student. She was a creative film maker who made some really interesting social issues based films. “She was always regaling us with her rugby stories and often showing us her rugby injuries! Fiona was also Audio Visual Media) course rep and represented her fellow students enthusiastically and diligently.
“I kept in contact with her for some time after she left UCLan and used to receive detailed emails about what she was up to back in the Isle of Man. She was always inviting me over, but was always saying how much she missed Preston and her friends and wanted to return. “I will miss her and her positive vibrant outlook on life. She was a lovely person.”
Fiona was killed with colleague PC Nicola Hughes.
Courtesy of the University of Central Lancashire