10th February 2000





A student from Hull will travel to India next week to spread the word about English culture and what it’s like to study at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.


Cathy Deegan, 33, who is studying for a Masters in Human Resource Management at the university, will travel to Madras on Tuesday (15th February) to begin a month-long exchange funded by the Humberside Rotary Club.


“The Rotary Foundation encourages cultural exchange and sponsors students to go abroad for a month,” said Cathy, of Pasture Road, Barton-on-Humber, who is currently working on a placement at Smith & Nephew in Hull.


“I’ll be studying Human Resource Practice in Madras and also giving talks about English life and culture at universities and meetings of local clubs and organisations.”


Accompanying Cathy on her trip will be three other women from the north of England: Nina Nielson, a hospice fund-raiser, Kay Webster, an occupational therapist, and sports development officer Karen Toole from Beverley.


“The exchange should give us quite an insight into life in India, and we hope to be able to teach the Indians something about living, studying and working in the UK,” said Cathy.


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To arrange a photograph before Cathy’s departure, or for more information, contact:


Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk