25th January 2005




A graduate from the University of Lincoln has gained her dream job at Lincoln Cathedral.


Andrea Goddard (21) from Spalding studied Tourism at the university’s Brayford Pool campus and has since been appointed tourism development assistant at the Cathedral Chapter Office.


Her academic studies sparked an interest in the development and promotion of tourism, particularly of historic buildings and heritage sites such as cathedrals. 


It was Andrea’s link with the university that finally gave her the chance she was looking for after she was contacted by Helen Wilson, visitor officer and project manager at the cathedral, who advertised the position through the university. 


“I received a letter from the university making me aware of the position at the cathedral and was really pleased they had got in touch,” said Andrea.


“Since starting the job I’ve been involved in widely covered stories incorporating the cathedral including the recent ‘lost tennis ball’ story. I will also be helping with big events in the future such as the Flower Festival at the end of July,” she said.


The Chief Executive of Lincoln Cathedral, Roy Bentham, is very pleased with Andrea’s progress in her new role. “We are delighted to have Andrea working with us and are very pleased with the speed at which she has settled in. She is very confident and arrived with very relevant knowledge of the job role, based upon her studies at the university,” he said.


“Roles at the cathedral demand a large degree of professionalism and Andrea is a great example of the quality of graduates who complete studies at the university.


“We have not advertised positions at the university before but we have tremendous respect for it and share a very good partnership. I am sure that we will use the university to advertise other available positions in the future.”



For more information contact:

Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625                                   mcross@lincoln.ac.uk

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