13th November 2003

 

ARE YOU A BUDDING ALAN TITCHMARSH?

 

Do you enjoy pruning plants, climbing trees, training dogs or grooming horses? Then why not take your passion a step further and train for a career in the countryside?

 

The University of Lincoln’s School of Agriculture will be holding an open day at the Riseholme Park campus on Saturday 22nd November for anyone wishing to find out more about working in land-based industries.

 

Tutors and current students will be on hand to tell visitors about the many courses on offer and to give guided tours of the park and facilities. Individual interviews will also be arranged to allow visitors the opportunity to discuss personal cases.

 

Courses are on offer to those who are 16 and over and include First and National Diplomas in Agriculture, Animal Care, Horse Management, Countryside Management, Forestry and Horticulture, many of which can also be studied as NVQ apprenticeships.

 

The programme commences with refreshments at 9am followed by a brief introduction at 9am. Tours and interviews will take place throughout the morning and will end at approximately 12.30pm.

 

“Attending an open day may be a daunting prospect for a 16-year-old, so we try to make it as informal as possible,” said Robena French, event organiser.

 

“The aim of the open day is to allow the students to take a good look at the facilities and have a chat to the tutor about their chosen course.” 

 

If you would like to find out more about the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture courses or open days please call 01522 895389.

 

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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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