17th May 2001

 

FOOD STUDIES IN LINCOLN HITS NATIONAL TOP TEN

 

The University of Lincolnshire & Humberside is a top institution for the teaching of Food Studies, according to a national newspaper.

 

In a national survey published by The Times the Food Studies degree at the Lincoln campus of ULH has been ranked ninth out of 51 universities which teach food subjects.

 

The ranking is up one place on last year’s position and proves that ULH is a first-class choice for students looking for a career in the food industry.

 

“Our course is extremely well respected throughout the sector, and because it’s so relevant to the industry all our students get good jobs at the end of their course,” said Dr Peter Smith, a senior lecturer at the university.

 

“In fact, we are slightly disappointed not to have been ranked higher since what we teach is hard science rather than catering. It’s relevant to the industry and that’s why our students are so highly valued.”

 

Dr Smith said that the university’s £5 million investment in new science facilities in Lincoln has helped to further improve the standing of its food programmes.

 

“The major investment in brand new science facilities in Lincoln last year was part of a continuing quality enhancement of the food studies degree programme,” he said.

 

The Food Studies degree and the internationally renowned Food Research Centre moved to Lincoln from Grimsby in the summer of 2000. Food science activities at ULH are well supported with extensive links to industry, research establishments and other universities both in Britain and overseas.

 

The survey which appears in The Times throughout this week uses data including teaching quality scores, research ratings and average A-level points required for entry.

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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