21st January 2003




Two school friends were reunited after more than 30 years when they joined a course at the University of Lincoln in Hull.


Lesley Carline of Barrow Lane, Hessle and Colleen Reverley of Middleham Close, Hull, had last seen each other in 1967 when they were ten.


They were reunited when they both enrolled on the Flexible Diploma in Social Work at the Hull School of Health and Social Care on Cottingham Road.


“I recognised Colleen straight away,” said Lesley.  “It was such a coincidence for us to meet up again in this way.”


“We were at Blundell Road Primary School together but then went on to different schools and lost touch,” said Colleen.


Coincidentally, both Colleen and Lesley had both chosen to follow social work as a career and currently work for different social services departments in the Hull area as care co-ordinators. 


“Taking this course has allowed us to relate the academic side with actual work experiences,” said Lesley. “It has been really useful and I am hoping to take the top-up course to complete the degree.”


The ladies will join 12 other students - the first cohort to complete the new programme - when they graduate at Hull City Hall next Tuesday 28th January at 2.30pm.


“The group has been excellent,” said course tutor Leonne Griggs.  “Having experienced social workers on the course has led to very high-calibre discussion and excellent course work.” 


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For more information contact:

Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

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


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