Grad2001

 

10th July 2001

 

GRADUATE TO PROVIDE SPIN FOR LABOUR MEP

 

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Political press releases and trips to the EU in Brussels and Strasbourg will soon be just part of an average working day for Charlotte Templeman.

 

The Lincoln student will graduate on Thursday 19th July - the day after her 21st birthday - with a degree in Journalism from the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.

 

Then in September she will start her first job in Leeds as press officer for Richard Corbett, MEP for the Yorkshire & Humber region.

 

Charlotte and her fellow students are the first to graduate from the Journalism degree programme which was launched at the university’s Lincoln campus in 1998.

 

“It’s my dream job because I always wanted to work in public relations even while I was studying journalism,” says Charlotte, of Leas Road, Mansfield Woodhouse. “I applied for the job back in February and was absolutely over the moon when I heard I’d got it.”

 

Charlotte laid the groundwork for her future career while studying at ULH by gaining work experience in the university’s press office.

 

Even though she doesn’t begin her new job until 3rd September she is already paying weekly visit’s to Mr Corbett’s office to familiarise herself with her new role.

 

“I’m working unpaid one day a week to find out how the office works and to get to know the people I’ll be working with,” she explained.

 

Charlotte will also spend the summer polishing her French which will come in handy when she travels to Brussels and Strasbourg on press assignments. “I’m looking forward to improving my languages, and Richard Corbett speaks five languages so I’m sure some of his skills will rub off on me!” she said.

 

 

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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