14th January 2002




Students considering enrolling at the University of Lincoln will have more choice of tourism and leisure courses from now on thanks to the merger of two departments.


The Department of Tourism at the university’s Brayford Pool campus has merged with the Department of Recreation at Riseholme Park, which was part of De Montfort University until September last year.


The new department will offer Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) in Outdoor Recreation Management and Golf and Leisure Management and honours degrees in Tourism, European and International Tourism and Recreation Management. 


Further options within these qualifications will also be offered from September 2002, and all the courses provide a range of work experience opportunities overseas in countries including Mexico, Spain, Portugal, the United States and New Zealand.


Sean Severn, a former graduate now working on the ski slopes of Austria, said the merger is good news. “The new enlarged department will be a big bonus for students because it will offer greater access to Tourism specialists and more opportunities to carry out educational exchanges with a range of overseas universities.”


Professor Ian Barnes, who heads up the new department, commented: “Tourism and recreation around the world is a huge industry which offers tremendous opportunities for people who have the right qualification.”


The amalgamation of the two departments is part of the university’s ongoing strategy to widen participation and access to learning for a greater number of students.


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