12th November 2003

 

SWEDES ON FACT-FINDING UNIVERSITY VISIT

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Six administrators from a university in Sweden are to visit the University of Lincoln tomorrow (Thursday) to familiarise themselves with UK higher education.

 

The visitors are all international secretaries working at Halmstad University, a long-standing partner of the University of Lincoln whose students regularly come to Lincoln on exchange programmes.

 

The Swedes are on a four-day tour of UK universities to learn what Swedish students in the UK should expect from British universities.

 

The visitors will be given a tour of the university’s campuses and will spend the rest of the day shadowing faculty managers.

 

“They’ll be finding out how we do things from an administrative point of view in order to be able to advise Swedish students who are travelling to the UK to study,” said Karen Raynes, a faculty marketing officer at the University of Lincoln.

 

“It’s good to know basically how things work in England and what Swedish students can expect when they arrive. This visit will helping our guests to prepare students for the different organisation and processes they will encounter when they come to the UK.”

 

The partnership between the two institutions allows Swedish students to study for a ‘double degree’ in European Business or European Marketing by spending three years at Lincoln and one year at Halmstad University.

 

The students come out with a BA (Hons) from Lincoln as well as a Kandidat from Halmstad University.

 

Karen Raynes will be visiting schools and colleges in Sweden in January to promote the University of Lincoln’s courses.

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln (tel: 01522 886042)                     email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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