[Press and Public Relations] Lifelong Learners Gain Awards



February 2001

No 24

Presentation at University Centre Northampton

A celebration of lifelong learning will take place in Northamptonshire on Friday March 2 when students of the University of Leicester gain their awards.

A total of 65 students has gained awards and will be presented with certificates and diplomas at the event in the Freemason’s Hall, Northampton.

Among them is Katrin Alten who came to the county from Austria after her husband’s job was transferred to England. Katrin, from Graz, felt she was surrounded by history in her adopted homeland and enrolled on the Certificate in Local History.

Now Katrin has passed with merit and will be among those congratulated by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester, Professor Robert Burgess, who is presenting the awards at the Institute of Lifelong Learning’s annual Certificate and Diploma Presentation Evening.

Dr Ian Foster, the University’s Northampton adult education manager, said: “Katrin thoroughly enjoyed the course. At first it was challenging, having to write in English. However, Katrin enjoys foreign languages and she completed her Certificate with merit. She enjoys living in Northamptonshire and the Local History course has enriched her understanding of the locality.”

The Certificate in Local History is offered by the University’s Institute of Lifelong Learning both in Leicester and in Northampton. For further details, contact Vaughan College on 0115 251 7368 or the University Centre, Northampton, on 01604 251 801.

NOTE TO NEWSDESK: For more information, please contact Dr Foster on 01604 251 804.

PHOTOCALL: There will be a photo opportunity at 8.15 pm at the Freemason’s Hall, Northampton, on Friday March 2.


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