2nd July 1999

 

EDUCATION EXPERT TO ACHIEVE

FIRST TAUGHT DOCTORATE

 

A senior lecturer from the University of Huddersfield will next week receive the first taught doctorate ever to be awarded by the University of Lincoln.

 

Lorraine Powell, who teaches education management, enrolled on the Doctor of Education programme at the Lincoln campus and has completed her study in the shortest time possible.

 

She will receive her doctorate at the university’s first Lincoln graduation at the cathedral on 8th July.

 

“I was attracted to the programme because it had an international dimension which was quite unique among taught doctorates,” said Lorraine, who spent a year abroad as part of her course to gain international experience.

 

“The nature of the programme was quite new and innovative, too -  it featured a lot of world-class speakers, which you don’t get on an ordinary PhD. And the concentration on school leadership at ULH is very much under the spotlight as the government looks at new ways of raising standards.”

 

The timetabling of the course also made life easier for Lorraine, who continued to work at Huddersfield throughout. “The times when the course was held - mainly at weekends - made it very easy to do a full-time job at the same time and to be flexible in attending the course outside working hours,” she said.

 

The Doctor of Education programme was launched at Lincoln in 1996 and is the only doctorate offered by the university to be based on teaching rather than research.

 

- - - - - - - -

 

For more information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042