24th November 2005




Students thinking about a career in the outdoors should make a beeline for the University of Lincoln’s Riseholme Park campus on Saturday.


The Lincolnshire School of Agriculture is to stage an open day on Saturday for its further education courses taught at Riseholme Park.


The open day will allow prospective students and guests to find out more about the school and take a guided tour of the beautiful parkland campus and its up-to-date facilities.


They will also have the opportunity to speak to course tutors.


Further education courses taught at Riseholme Park, which has been designated a Centre of Vocational Excellence, include Agriculture, Animal Management, Countryside Management, Forestry and Arboriculture, Horse Management and Horticulture.


The programme for the day is as follows:


9am                             Coffee and registration

9.30am                        School presentation

10am                           Campus tour

10.45am                      Informal interviews

1200 noon                   Close


“The Lincolnshire School of Agriculture has been providing education for over 50 years and offers land-based courses which have been developed to meet the new demands of a rapidly changing rural economy,” said a university spokesman.


“Visitors to the open day will be able to see for themselves our fantastic 1000-acre farmland and woodland campus and the recent investments which have been made,   including new animal facilities, lecture rooms, an equine yard, a DIY yard for the students’ own horses and an indoor riding school.”


For more information call the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture on 01522 895359.


For more information contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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