16th September 2002

 

GOVERNORS GET SNEAK PREVIEW OF ANIMAL UNIT

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Governors from the University of Lincoln have been enjoying an advanced viewing of the new facilities at the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture’s Riseholme Park.

 

Dame Elizabeth Esteve-Coll – Chancellor of the university – was joined by the Vice Chancellor, Professor David Chiddick, and members of the university’s Board of Governors as they inspected the university’s £2 million investment. 

 

Clive Bound, Director of Riseholme Park, led the governors on a guided tour of the campus and its facilities including the renovated staff offices, the Lindsey Centre science laboratories and the newly erected animal and equine units.

 

The purpose-built units have been constructed to house the many small animals and horses previously cared for by students at the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture’s Caythorpe campus which closed this summer.

 

“The governors seemed very impressed by the facilities,” said Clive. “I was very proud to be able to show them around this fantastic site and it helped them to put all the plans, sketches and models into perspective.  It is a superb achievement that the units have been built over such a short period of time.”

 

This week the students will receive a tour of their new resources as part of their induction and all the animals – furry, reptilian, aquatic and equine - will be transported from their current location later this week in preparation for the students to begin their hands-on studies next Monday.

 

“The animal and equine students are really looking forward to using the facilities,” continued Clive. “They will be involved right from the outset in making the unit their own – it is a wonderful opportunity for them.”

 

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