8th June 1999

 

DEVELOPMENT CHIEF KICKS OFF BUILDING WORK

 

The chairman of the East Midlands Regional Development Agency was in Lincoln yesterday (Monday 7th June 1999) for a ceremony to mark the start of work on a new development at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.

 

Derek Mapp dug the first sod on the site of the new science building and today promised to help the university attract funds for the further development of the Lincoln campus.

 

“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.

 

Pictured at the sod-cutting ceremony are (left to right) Christopher Oughtred, the chairman of the university’s governors, Professor Roger King, Vice Chancellor of the university, Derek Mapp, Dr Harry Hooper, Chancellor of the university, the Mayor of Lincoln, Cllr Loraine Woolley, and Cllr Leslie Wilson, chair of Lincolnshire County Council’s education committee.

 

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

For more information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042