18th December 2002




Five University of Lincoln students have won cash prizes in a promotion for a graduate placement scheme.


Two first-prize cheques for £150 each were awarded to Lincoln Journalism student Graham Britton and Business and Hull IT student James McGouran. 


Second-prizes of £50 each were presented to Lincoln PR and Tourism student Sarah Burns and Hull Social Work student Sally Moore.  A third prize of £50 was won by Media Production student Neil Baker who was selected from over 1,000 entries in the email competition held on the university’s Virtual Campus.


The competition was part of an event organised to promote the Teaching Company Scheme to undergraduate students.


The scheme allows the graduate to gain valuable workplace experience, earn a competitive salary, get a foot on the career ladder and study for a work-based masters degree. 


During November the university’s TCS team – Andrea Oliver, Rory Perrett, Vicky Kenny and Michelle Toon - spent a day at the university’s Cottingham Road campus in Hull and a day in the atrium at the Brayford Pool campus with the aim of promoting this government-sponsored scheme which encourages technology and knowledge transfer by arranging two-year graduate placements in companies. 


For those companies who sign up for the TCS scheme there is substantial grant funding from central government, the benefit of the expertise of the graduate and the university’s academic staff, the input of the academic supervisors who are assigned to the TCS, access to university resources, facilities and technology and increased profitability through efficiency gains or increased turnover.


“This is a really good scheme which offers an excellent opportunity and is certainly an option to be seriously considered,” said prize-winner Graham Britton.  “And winning this money just before Christmas is obviously a good thing.”


For more information about TCS contact Andrea Oliver on 01522 886923.


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Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln,

Tel: 01522 886244 or Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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