7th June 1999





The chairman of the East Midlands Regional Development Agency today promised to help the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside attract funds for the further development of the Lincoln campus.


Derek Mapp was in Lincoln today to dig the first sod before work begins on the new phase III science facility south of the railway line.


“The university has done a lot of things right, and it has had a positive impact on the regeneration of the city and the county,” he told guests at a lunch on campus.


“This campus is a driver for the creation of high-quality employment in the area, and I will be working hard to attract the funding necessary for the completion of the project.”


Work on the science building is expected to begin within weeks and will be completed in time for a new intake of students in September 2000. New programmes being offered in the university’s 2000 prospectus include biomedical science, physiotherapy, forensic science, neuroscience, human biology, food studies and a range of environmental courses.


Among the other guests at the sod-cutting ceremony were the Mayor of Lincoln,  Cllr Loraine Woolley, the university’s chancellor and vice chancellor, Dr Harry Hooper and Prof Roger King, the chairman of the university’s governors, Christopher Oughtred, and Cllr Leslie Wilson, chair of the county council’s education committee.


The university expects to recruit 100 full-time science students in 2000, rising to 300 in 2002.


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Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042