5th August 2008


Graduate heads to Silicon Valley


A University of Lincoln graduate has accepted an offer to study at one of America’s top universities.


Eric Coates graduated in 2007 with a First Class honours degree in Web Technology and has secured a place on a Masters degree in ‘Learning, Design and Technology’ at Stanford University, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, California. In the process of finalising his place he actually turned down offers at other high-ranking U.S. universities, including Harvard and New York.


He said: “I chose Stanford, not only for the quality of the degree, but for the amazing opportunity offered to work alongside the cream of international students in one of the best locations in the world.


"When starting my degree at Lincoln, I never imagined that within four years I could be in this position. My tutors were a great help during the application process, which has involved much research, transatlantic e-mails and phone interviews, visa applications and exams in London, and took about a year to complete. Now though, I have the opportunity to take my work to an international level."


Stanford is one of the world’s leading research institutions. Its former students include US presidents and it has recently welcomed visiting lecturers such as Microsoft’s Bill Gates and the Dalai Lama.


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