1st March 1999





Budding journalist Sian Woodcock is one of five students who have been chosen to produce a regular supplement for a local daily newspaper.


Sian, a first year Journalism student at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside, will join the editorial team of XS when it is relaunched by the Lincolnshire Echo newpsaper.


Its going to give me a lot more experience and itll look good on my CV! said Sian, who lives on Skipton Road, Keighley, when shes not at university in Lincoln. Im really excited about it and I cant wait to get started.


Because of her experience as a race walker - she has raced internationally for Wales and was recently a Welsh under-20 reserve - Sian will spend most of her time on XS looking after the supplements sports section.


Mike Gubbins, assistant editor of the Lincolnshire Echo, was delighted to have put the student editorial team in place. The students at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside will be involved in every aspect of the production of XS magazine, he said.


It is a great credit to the university that its Journalism students can be used for the production of genuine community newspapers. We hope the relationship between the Lincolnshire Echo and the Journalism course will strengthen and grow as the years go by so that the majority of students have real newspaper and new media experience to add to their excellent academic training.


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A photograph of Sian at work at the Lincolnshire Echo can be made available on request. To request a photograph, or to arrange an interview with Sian, please contact:


Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk