Five students from Australia have won the opportunity to visit New Zealand’s specialist land-based university to see first-hand what a Lincoln University degree can give them.
Lincoln University runs an annual ‘Land the Trip’ competition to provide secondary students from key Australian schools the chance to experience Lincoln University first-hand. Students in the targeted schools are asked to write 500 words about why they should be chosen to visit the specialist university.
This year three boys and two girls – from schools in Tasmania, Melbourne, Adelaide and Hamilton (Victoria) – have been selected to travel to New Zealand. They will be hosted by the Lincoln University staff and current Future Leaders scholars.
The aim is two-fold: being able to see and experience Lincoln University for themselves will reinforce the messages their school Careers Advisors and the University’s recruitment team have given them about a specialist land-based education; and in turn the University hopes to establish new student ambassadors within the key schools and attract top-class students to Lincoln.
The students – Dianna Branson, Jackson Koster, James Campkin-Smith, Alec Ross and Sally Terry - arrived in Christchurch on Sunday 8 July and will be hosted on campus in student accommodation in the New Zealand Cricket pavilion.
A full two-day programme will highlight a number of the specialist land-based programmes offered at Lincoln University and allow the students to experience how it feels to be a Lincoln University student. The programme will allow students to tour the facilities, hear from lecturers and engage with current students.
Lincoln University is a specialist land-based university and offers students world-class teaching and research opportunities across the land-based sectors.