Global Student staff attended a seminar held by Lincoln this month, to learn more about Lincoln University courses. This was followed by a staff training session held in our office. We learnt about a number of programs which are quite special at Lincoln, in the disciplines of Commerce, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Management, Sport and Recreation Management, and Agricultural Science. We also examined some of the key benefits of studying at Lincoln University, which will be discussed in a series of articles about Lincoln majors.
Lincoln University has a local and international reputation that belies its size. With just 3,000 students, Lincoln offers several exceptional courses. Lincoln University attracts considerable research funding for courses which are directly related to core New Zealand strengths and areas of global demand. Lincoln specialises in things that make New Zealand money – science and tourism. Courses combine science and innovation or ‘getting products to market’.
Lincoln has a range of specialist qualifications. International students can study English, foundation and degree programs at Lincoln University. Students can choose their degree but also specialise in an interesting range of additional major or minor courses from other subjects. This allows students to consider the industry they might want to work on after graduation, and take courses relating to that industry. This gives students an advantage over students from other universities, who may have taken more generic majors.
Mr Julian Becker, Student Recruitment Manager, explained the experience and opportunities students have at Lincoln University. Mr Becker outlined the agreements Lincoln has with top universities in the US and Europe. Students can choose to study their second year at one of a number of universities.
Lincoln boasts a great student lifestyle. Students are able to stay on campus and there is an active campus life. Classes are small which means students have easy access to their professors and lecturers.
There are a number of sporting facilities students can make use of, including the Asia Pacific Football Academy (www.apfa.co.nz). This is one of only several international Chelsea soccer training academies. The academy attracts talented soccer players from around New Zealand and overseas, and a number of members gain scholarships to study in the US. Short-term students serious about soccer and learning English can combine the two for a matter of weeks or months. Contact us for more information on these and other options.