18th July 2003





A graduate from the University of Lincoln is revved up and raring to go after landing his dream job writing articles for a motorcycle media company.


Bike enthusiast and Journalism graduate Philip Turner was invited to join the team of journalists with Morton Motorcycle Media Ltd in Horncastle.


The company owns and produces nine nationally recognised motorcycle magazines and guides including Classic Bike Guide, Classic Racer, Scootering and What Bike?


“During my final year at university I approached the company and volunteered my services just to gain work experience,” said Phil.  “I can’t believe that I now have a full time job here.  It really is a dream come true.


“My role is editorial assistant, which means that I write up product reviews for bike-related merchandise such as helmets, clothing, tools etc.  I also write articles about the various shows and rallies, and for the Club Spot in the Old Bike Mart.”


Phil (25), originally from Workington, Cumbria, started his new job last month but will be rejoining his university colleagues later this month when he graduates after gaining a 2:1 in his Journalism degree.


“I’m really glad that I chose to come to Lincoln,” said Phil. “I was offered a place at other universities but I didn’t want to go to a large city.  Lincoln was a nice compromise.  In fact I’m just moving to a new house on Carholme Road.”


The graduation ceremony for the Faculty of Media & Communications will take place at Lincoln Cathedral on Thursday 31st July at 11.30am. 


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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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