19th July 2002




Fourteen RAF engineering officers will be at Lincoln Cathedral next week to graduate from a pioneering new course.


They have all completed a work-based degree in Engineering Management as part of a unique link-up between RAF College Cranwell and the University of Lincoln.


The university and the RAF signed an agreement two years ago to allow RAF engineers to study a newly validated BSc (Hons) in Engineering Management.


The course is open both to engineering students undertaking their officer training at RAF College Cranwell and also to hundreds of qualified RAF engineers up and down the country who can upgrade their Engineering HND/HNC to an honours degree.


“The university provides a framework within which RAF students can add value to their qualification and earn a prestigious university degree,” said Mike Howitt at the University of Lincoln.


“Officers study additional materials and work-based learning units supplied by the university and also visit the Lincoln campus for guidance sessions, seminars and assessments.


“We’re very pleased with the take-up of places on the course and we’re delighted to pass on our congratulations to this first cohort of officers who have completed their degrees.”


Sixteen officers are eligible to graduate and fourteen will be at the ceremony at Lincoln Cathedral on Friday 26th July (11.30am).


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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk


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