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July 2001

No. 87

The University of Leicester Department of Adult Education, in the Institute of Lifelong Learning is celebrating a bumper crop of results among its students graduating with a BA in Humanities.

Out of a total of 21 students, three have achieved first class degrees and 10 upper seconds.

Head of Department Dr David Parsons said: “This is an excellent result by any standards, but even more so for our candidates, most of whom are in full-time employment and who study exclusively in the evenings over five years part-time.”

Students who have done particularly well include:

  • Maggie Warrington. In spite of a busy schedule as a practice nurse, Maggie has been studying with the Department of Adult Education at Vaughan College for 11 years and has received the Humanities/World Humanities Prize for the most outstanding contribution to the course overall.
  • Two sisters will be celebrating their upper second class degrees jointly. Andrea Clarke and Annette Strong began the five-year programme together in 1996, first taking the Certificate in Modern Social history before progressing to the BA Humanities. They achieved their success with a mixture of friendly rivalry and mutual encouragement. Andrea’s husband, who has just had a knee operation, is determined to attend the degree ceremony without his wheelchair.
  • All these students will receive their degrees at the University of Leicester Degree Congregation at the De Montfort Hall, Leicester, at 11 am on Wednesday 11 July 2001.

    Note to editors: For further details about the BA Humanities degree are available from Dr David Parsons, Head of Department of Adult Education, University of Leicester, telephone 0116 252 5905, email dpa@le.ac.uk.

    Other contact details are as follows:

    Andrea Clarke - telephone after 10.30 am, 10 July 2001, 0116 252 7768, Annette Strong - telephone 0116 287 8646.


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