8th June 2000

 

LANGUAGE NO BARRIER FOR TOP STUDENT

 

German student Edgar Meyer chose a degree programme at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside over any other in the country and his top grade expectations have landed him a place at a prestigious business school.

 

Edgar, from Kassel, north of Frankfurt, was impressed by the Health and Management programme at ULH, which he could not find in his home country. After three years of hard study he has high hopes for his degree result.

 

Southampton University has accepted Edgar onto its PhD in Management Science and Systems Thinking on condition he gets a first-class degree - he gets his result at the end June.

 

“I’ve really enjoyed studying in Lincoln and the university was able to offer me exactly what I wanted to do,” said Edgar, who’s 23 and is lodging on West Parade.

 

Before coming to Lincoln Edgar worked with the elderly - all German teenagers have to do a year’s public service and Edgar chose this over the alternative of military service.

 

This work sparked his interest in healthcare but since taking up his studies Edgar has decided to change the direction of his career. He now aims to get into management consultancy when he leaves Southampton.

 

Final-year students at the Brayford campus will graduate at Lincoln Cathedral on 11th July.

 

Ends

 

Sam Hendley

Press Officer

Marketing (Media Relations)

Tel: 01522 886244

Fax: 01522 882088

e-mail: shendley@lincoln.ac.uk