28th June 2002




After receiving better A-level results than expected, Gavin Mashford made a last- minute decision to attend university and got a place at the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture via the clearing system.


“I always wanted to work with animals but I knew vet school was not an option with my predicted results,” said Gavin. “So I had decided not to go to university at all.


“As it happened my results turned out better than expected and although not good enough for straight entry to vet school they allowed me to take up a degree in Animal Science. 


“I took advantage of clearing and phoned around the different universities that offered the course I wanted. 


“The clearing staff were really helpful and made the application process easy to understand.”


Gavin (22) from Huntley Cross, Peterborough, spent three years studying at the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture – part of the University of Lincoln - and graduated in the summer of 2001.


“I really enjoyed my time at the university and I’m glad I chose to go there.”


After graduating Gavin went to New York where he spent a few months working at a veterinary surgery, and although now back in the UK for a while he is planning to return to America or Canada to study at veterinary school.




For more information contact:

Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk


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