6th March 2002

 

A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR SHEPSHED STUDENT

 

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

 

Katy Pervin spent last semester studying and travelling in America.  The trip, which she describes as “the best opportunity I have ever had” 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 Katy was one of three Lincoln students to have the opportunity to study at Moorhead where she spent her time specialising in radio, working on a local American station KFGO as well as holding her own weekly programme ‘The Pop Tarts’ on campus radio with fellow Lincoln student Katie Addison.

 

“The opportunity to study in a different country was definitely rewarding,” said Katy. “As well as gaining some excellent radio and TV experience I received a lot of help from a Professor of Irish Literature and Culture for my dissertation which is on Father Ted and I got the chance to travel seeing places like New York and New Orleans.

 

“I made so many friends who I know I will stay in touch with for a long time and thoroughly enjoyed my time in America,” said Katy.

 

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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For more information contact: Anna Godley, Press Assistant

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

Email: agodley@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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