19th July 1999

 

GRADUATION FIRST FOR LINCOLN

 

History was made at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside earlier this month (Wednesday, 8th July) when the first students ever to graduate at the Lincoln campus received their awards at the city’s cathedral.

 

The three hundred students were the first to arrive after the Lincoln campus was opened by the Queen in 1996. They studied all three years of their degree programmes at the newest university campus to be built in Britain for 25 years.

 

Two guests of honour received awards at the ceremony - the county-based psychotherapist and psychoanalyst Ruth Ward, and American business guru Dr Russell Ackoff were both awarded honorary doctorates of science.

 

Students graduated from programmes ranging from health studies to criminology.

 

German-born Manfred Kluge, pictured, a former Tornado navigator from Threekingham, near Sleaford, is using the experience he gained on the BA (Hons) Management Studies top-up degree course to set up his own Internet business selling sports kites.

 

Linsey Woodcock, pictured, gained a first in Management and is now on the job market after celebrating her graduation success. Twenty-one-year-old Linsey lives in Scotton, near Gainsborough. “The course was great - I would recommend it to anyone,” she said.

 

Carl Orsbourn from Essex came to the university through Clearing and has now left us with a first in Management and a NatWest prize for outstanding achievement.

 

Four students were the first to graduate from the ground-breaking Master of Business Administration in Education Management specifically designed for school bursars.

 

Tim Ellis, Everette Maynard, Liz Wood and Sue Whyler all successfully completed the course which is believed to be the only one of its kind in the country.

 

Two women who trailblazed the Health Studies programme at Lincoln campus graduated on 8th July with firsts. Sue Moulton of Park Drive, Lincoln, and Nicole Kent of Waddington were among the programme’s first cohort in 1996.

 

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Sam Hendley, Press Officer. Tel: 01522 886244.