University hands over further education courses at Riseholme

Just three miles north of Lincoln, Riseholme College teaches agriculture, animal and equine courses

Further education (FE) courses will continue at Riseholme College in Lincoln as a college has won the contract to deliver courses from August 2012.

The University of Lincoln is pulling its FE courses at the Riseholme Campus, which will be delivered instead by Bishop Burton College.

The university will continue to teach higher education (HE) degree programmes at Riseholme, alongside the college’s FE courses.

Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor at the University of Lincoln, said: “The changes will ensure that Riseholme College continues to offer high quality further education for young people wishing to study land-based subjects.

“The university’s continued presence will present college students with clear routes of progression through to degree level courses, should they wish to continue in their studies.”

The transfer of FE provision at Riseholme College from the University of Lincoln to Bishop Burton College will take place on August 1.

Jeanette Dawson, Principal of Bishop Burton College, said: “Riseholme College has a proud history of providing excellent education in agriculture and land-based studies.

“Together we can build on this for the benefit of our region’s communities and the wider UK economy, which needs this knowledge and skills base to feed future generations.”

Source: University of Lincoln