28th February 2000




An exciting new initiative to give employees the chance to raise their aspirations will be launched in Lincoln next month.


The work-based learning (WBL) degree programme at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside is designed to let working people improve their qualifications in a flexible way that is customised to meet their individual needs.


Live jazz will entertain potential WBL students at the launch event at the Lincoln campus on Wednesday 5th April, where they can check out learning materials, hear short presentations on the scheme and log on to the university’s Virtual Campus.


This new way of learning is of great benefit both to the individual and the organisation.


“Work-Based Learning aims to meet the needs of industry and is specifically designed for people in full-time employment,” said co-ordinator Dina Lewis, from the university’s Centre for Access and Lifelong Learning.


“Employees who take up a Work-Based Learning degree programme benefit from increased motivation, confidence and creativity, which leads to an improvement in their organisation’s performance,” she added.


Awards currently on offer through WBL include BA (Hons) Business Studies, Design, Applied Engineering, Legal Practice Studies, BSc (Hons) in Social Care, Community Development and Occupational Health.


WBL also offers easy access to academic expertise and specialist support face-to-face and on-line, via e-mail and the Virtual Campus.


The two-hour launch event begins at 5.30pm. To register your interest ring Caroline Adams on 01482 463324 or e-mail her on cadams@humber.ac.uk.