1st September 2005




Three female mature students have broken records at the University of Lincoln in Hull by achieving first-class honours degrees in Human Resource Management.


Angela Taft, Louise Tibbles and Claire Atkins will all receive a special round of applause when they collect their degree certificates at the GEMTEC Arena, KC Stadium next week.


“This is a first for us!” said Kate Plumb, principal lecturer in Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Programmes at the University of Lincoln.


“Three first-class honours from one cohort is a wonderful achievement and reflects the quality of students entering the programme.”


Angela (32) from Sutton Park, Louise (35) from the Avenues in Hull and Claire Atkins (33) of Elloughton joined the degree course as post-experience students.


“They are all highly motivated, enthusiastic and focused,” said Kate. “From the start of the course they have made significant contributions to the learning experience by challenging ideas and by sharing their 'life experiences' during seminars and tutorials.


“I hope that their achievements inspire others who have not followed a traditional school-to-university route to realise that they have much to offer and a great deal to gain by returning to study.”


Angela, Louise and Claire will graduate at the GEMTEC Arena, KC Stadium at 3pm on Tuesday 6th September 2005.



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01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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