2nd July 1999

 

‘OUTSTANDING’ STUDENT FOUGHT BACK

 

Carl Orsbourn overcame difficulties at school to gain a first in Management and a £100 NatWest prize for outstanding achievement.

 

Twenty-one-year-old Carl, from Harlow, Essex, did less well in his A-levels than he had hoped, but this did nothing to stop him achieving a first at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside and starting on the path to a career in management consultancy.

 

After successfully gaining his first and a NatWest prize for outstanding effort, Carl is off to tour America before settling into a career in management consultancy. The three-month trip will follow Carl’s graduation at Lincoln Cathedral on 8th July.

 

During his three years at the Lincoln campus, Carl threw himself into student life, working as a student ambassador and becoming president of the Music and Drama Society in his final year.

 

 “When I first visited the university I was very impressed by what was then a brand new campus,” said Carl. “I thought the accommodation and IT facilities were excellent and that it would be a great place to spend my university years.”

 

As a student ambassador, Carl gave up his free time to show prospective students around the campus and pass on his experiences to new recruits.

 

“I learnt a great deal about management and dealing with people outside the classroom as well as in it with my involvement in the society and open days,” said Carl. “Being at ULH taught me a lot and I’m sure it will stand me in good stead in the future.”

 

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Sam Hendley

Press Officer

Marketing (Media Relations)

Tel: 01522 886244

Fax: 01522 882088

e-mail: shendley@lincoln.ac.uk