7th September 2004




A degree and a masters in International Relations proved to be a passport to a job working with an MEP for one student at the University of Lincoln.


Nick Fosker (26) completed his degree at Lincoln in 2002 and went on to study for an MSc by Learning Contract in International Relations and Peace Building.


He will be at Lincoln Cathedral at 7.30pm on Tuesday 14th September to receive his masters degree at the university’s awards ceremony.


“I started an internship with Liz Lynne, the Liberal Democrat MEP for the West Midlands, in June and I was taken on full-time last month,” said Nick, who originally comes from Cambridge.


“Much of the work I do is researching various topics   constituents write in asking questions and I find the answers to queries on UK and European legislation, for example.


“This is exactly the sort of job I wanted so it’s worked out really well for me.”


The masters degree by learning contract is a special postgraduate course which allows students to negotiate their area of study with a relevant supervisor.


The degree is designed to be flexible to accommodate the career needs and personal aspirations of students who design their own degree scheme in consultation with their tutor.


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Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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