2nd June 1999
AUSSIE TRIP FOR FOOD STUDENT
A Grimsby food student who has just completed a year with Marks & Spencer is heading off Down Under in October.
Kirsty Hughes, 21, from the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside, scored a major coup when she was accepted to attend the 10th International Food Science and Technology Congress in Sydney.
During her trip, Kirsty, who is on the Food Science and Technology programme, will get the chance to use her scientific and technical knowledge to join in the debate on food quality and safety.
Just a week after she returns to Grimsby in July Kirsty will be jetting off abroad to begin her summer job as an overseas holiday representative with a travel firm.
“The next few months will be an exciting time,” said Kirsty, who is from Harrogate in North Yorkshire. “I’ve really enjoyed my year in London, despite the expense, and the company I’ve been working with have been excellent.”
At Marks & Spencer Kirsty has been testing and improving food quality and has recently been involved in a project to make bread healthier.
The trip to Sydney has been partly funded by different organisations, including the university, but Kirsty will be saving up over the summer to make up the rest.
Kirsty will graduate next summer but got started in food technology by taking a university foundation course. “By the time I finish I’ll have been with the university five years,” she said. “I have nothing but praise for my tutors who I’ve found extremely helpful. I definitely want to go on to work in food technology when I graduate.”
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