2nd March 2001




Inspectors from the Government agency which monitors standards in higher education have given another high score to the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.


The university’s Tourism Department scored 21 points out of a possible 24 when it was assessed this week by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).


The good news comes just three months after the university’s Department of Politics and International Relations scored a record 22 out of 24 and consolidates similar good results chalked up recently in Health Studies (21) and Psychology (21).


The inspection covered the teaching of undergraduate degree students in Lincoln, degree and HND students at Grimsby College and HND students at Hull College.


“This is another very pleasing score for the university and for the Faculty of Social and Life Sciences in particular,” commented John Lockwood, Dean of the Faculty.


“The inspectors highlighted the excellence of our international tourism provision and praised our Virtual Campus, the university’s online learning system.


“They were also very impressed by the high quality of research, scholarship and teaching in the department.”


The university has taught Tourism since 1993. The course moved from the Cottingham Road campus in Hull to the new Lincoln campus in 1996.


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