6th March 2002

 

A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR MANSFIELD STUDENT

 

A student from Mansfield is experiencing more than she ever imagined while studying Media Production at the University of Lincoln.

 

Katie Addison who comes from Mount Street in Mansfield spent last semester studying and travelling in America. 

 

The trip, which she describes as “absolutely fantastic” was part of an exchange programme between the University of Lincoln and the Minnesota State University Moorhead which has involved both staff and students.

 

Third-year Media Production student Katie was one of three Lincoln students to have the opportunity to study at Moorhead where she spent her time specialising in radio

 

“I gained excellent experience in America,” said Katie.  “I worked on local American radio station KFGO, researched for a TV talk show and helped produce a dramatization of A Christmas Carol.”  Katie also held her own weekly programme ‘The Pop Tarts’ on campus radio with fellow Lincoln student Katy Pervin.

 

“The exchange was excellent,” said Katie.  “It opened my eyes to so much in the world and was an amazing confidence booster.

 

“I made so many friends, had to opportunity to travel and see New York and New Orleans and it was valuable for my studies.  I'd definitely recommend it to everyone, in fact I'm already saving to go back there!”

 

Mark Strand, Professor in Mass Communications at Minnesota, will be arriving in Lincoln as part of the exchange tomorrow. He will be participating in seminars and workshops in the faculty of Media and Communications and giving a public lecture.

 

Senior lecturer in Media Theory at Lincoln Nigel Morris organised Mark’s visit when he spent a week at Moorhead where he gave a public lecture on ‘The Full Monty’, one of the most successful British films ever in the United States.

 

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University of Lincoln

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