9th April 1999

 

RADIO FOUR STARDOM FOR COURSE

 

A BBC Radio 4 programme is to feature staff and students from a university course designed to get professional women back into work after a family break.

 

‘Women into Management for the 21st Century’ is run at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside by course leader Jenny Headlam-Wells who will be interviewed for the ‘Nice Work’ programme along with past and present students.

 

It will be broadcast on Thursday 15th April at 4pm along with an interview with Liz Bavidge, Director of the Women Returners’ Network.

 

Presenter Mike Johnson will visit the Cottingham Road campus in Hull early next week to talk about the innovative 16-week course which gives women the skills and confidence to re-enter the workplace at management levels.

 

“We deal with the issues of women who have followed their partners around the country for their work and have taken up to several years out of the working environment to care for their families,” said Ms Headlam-Wells.

 

Competition to join the course is fierce as all course fees, childcare and a visit abroad are paid for by the European Social Fund under the New Opportunities for Women initiative.

 

The students are now six weeks into their course and will shortly embark on their four-week work placement with local companies which will give them the hands-on experience they need to find employment after the course.

 

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Sam Hendley

Marketing (Media Relations)

Tel: 01522 886042

Fax: 01522 882088

e-mail: shendley@lincoln.ac.uk