14th March 2000




A high profile initiative to widen access to higher education for employees will be launched in Hull next Wednesday (22nd March).


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 employers and potential WBL students at the launch event at the EICH Gallery, George Street, on Wednesday 22nd March, where they can check out learning materials, hear short presentations on the scheme and log on to the university’s Virtual Campus.


WBL also offers easy access to academic expertise and specialist support face-to-face and on-line, via e-mail and the Virtual Campus and offers a more flexible framework of learning.


“This new way of learning is of great benefit both to the individual and the organisation and the university has committed over two years of research and development to the programme,” said university spokeswoman Sam Hendley.


Middlesex University, which won the Queen’s Award for Industry for its own Work Based Learning programmes is providing the keynote speaker.


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


The informal 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.



Sam Hendley

Press Officer

Marketing (Media Relations)

Tel: 01522 886042

Fax: 01522 882088

e-mail: shendley@lincoln.ac.uk