14th May 1999
CONFERENCE COUP FOR CAMPUS
A major coup was scored by staff and students from the university of Lincolnshire & Humberside when they attended a prestigious international exhibition and conference in London - they were the only university to be invited.
An opportunity to link up with a team from the Disney Corporation was one of the most exciting aspects of the event for Museum and Exhibition Design lecturers Pam Locker, Rodger Kent and four students from the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.
It was the first time the three-day Trends in Leisure and Entertainment (TILE) conference had been held in Great Britain.
As the only educational institution to be invited delegates from the leisure industry were very keen to learn about the Hull programmes, in particular the new work-based degree for practising designers. A range of new links between the industry and the university were established.
Pam Locker graduated from the Museum and Exhibition Design programme three years ago and now lectures on the course herself. “One of the most exciting outcomes of the visit was introduction to a team from Walt Disney ‘Imagineering’, and the opportunity to link with their student placement scheme at Eurodisney in Paris.”
The details are still to be agreed but the scheme provides an enviable opportunity for future students in terms of both work experience and their future job prospects internationally.
Rodger Kent played a key role in helping the TILE committee set up the International Designers Programme which will be a student award for excellence to be presented for the first time next year.
Pam Locker is also a freelance designer and is currently involved in the development of the new National Scottish Mining Museum which will open later this year.
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