9th August 2000

 

FIRST-CLASS DEGREE FOR CLEARING STUDENT

 

A student who did less well in his A-levels than he would have wished graduated this summer with a first-class honours degree and a prize for the best overall  performance in the Hull School of Architecture.

 

Craig Boddington, from Aldwincle in Northamptonshire, left secondary school with just one-and-a-half A-levels but managed to gain a place on the BSc Architectural Technology programme at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside at the last minute.

 

Three years on and his proud dad John, a building contractor, was there to see him graduate not only with first-class honours but with the Allied Dunbar prize for his achievements over the three years of the course.

 

“It hasn’t really sunk in yet,” said Craig, 21, from Lowick Lane, Aldwincle. “I came to the Hull School of Architecture for an open day after I applied to do the Architecture degree.

 

“I already knew about its reputation and it was by far the best university I’d visited. Unfortunately my grades meant I couldn’t do that degree but I was happy to be able to come here anyway to do this course.”

 

“It hasn’t really sunk in yet,” he said. “The course was much more the nuts and bolts of building design, it’s the practical side of architecture. The best way to describe architectural technology is as the bridge between the architect and the construction industry.”

 

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Press Officer Sam Hendley. Tel: 01522 886042