27th March 2002

 

YOUR STEP TO A NEW FUTURE

 

Ever fancied working outdoors? Then why not take a look at the new Lincolnshire School of Agriculture prospectus?

 

Launched this month, the new prospectus offers full-time, part-time and apprenticeship training for a whole range of careers in the countryside. So if you are 16 or over and have studied at GCSE level there may just be something to whet your appetite. 

 

Based at the University of Lincoln’s Riseholme Park, students have the opportunity to study everything from animal care and horse management to countryside management and garden design.  The courses offer various study options such as National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) which are work-based (apprenticeships), part-time and day release, plus the First Diploma (one-year) and National Diploma (two-year) full-time courses.

 

Students attending Riseholme Park from this September will be able to enjoy using the new purpose-built facilities for the animal and equine-related courses. The campus already boasts 20 hectares of mixed woodland, a 240-hectare dairy and grassland farm, a 200-hectare arable enterprise, deer parks and extensive water features.

 

In addition to course information, the prospectus also includes details about open days, accommodation, residential bursaries, travel and student welfare. 

 

Gareth Oliver, Marketing Assistant at the School of Agriculture said: “We are very excited about the new prospectus. We have used a different, more user-friendly, format this year. The bootprint on the front cover represents ‘Your first step to a new future’ and was selected from a number of images by a focus group 16 and 17-year old students.”

 

If you would like further information or wish to order a prospectus please call 01522 522252.

 

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For more information contact:

Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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