July 22, 2011 12.00 pm This story is over 148 months old

Middle East students bid farewell to Lincoln

Exchange: Students from across the Middle East have been in Lincoln, studying the city’s architecture.

Students from across the Middle East have come to the end of a 10-day visit to Lincoln.

The architecture students will leave on Friday July 22 after they have been presented with their certificates of completion of the University of Lincoln’s architecture, conservation and sustainability summer school.

Around 90 people from Egypt, Bahrain, Lebanon and many other countries have completed the course, which was run in conjunction with Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in London.

For many, the experience has been their first time outside of their home country.

Dr Amira Elnokaly, Senior Lecturer in Architecture who helped to set up the course said that “the course has been a real success and we look forward to next year’s”.

Elnokaly explained that Lincoln was chosen to host the course because it is an “ideal city in which to study architecture”.

She added: “As an urban campus in a small and compact city, students have the benefit of easy access to the historic centre with its many amenities.”

As part of the course the students took part in field trips, lectures and studio projects, but they also had a relaxing trip to the New Art Exchange in Nottingham.

It is the first place dedicated to Black Contemporary Arts in Nottingham. Whilst there, the students enjoyed Eastern cuisine and played music from the various countries.

Source: University of Lincoln