News release: Graham's a winner

Media and Promotion Office (2003) News release: Graham's a winner. Other. University of Central Lancashire, Preston.

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Senior manager Graham Wilson relishes a challenge and was determined to take the
opportunity to go back to the classroom to further his education. Hard work and
dedication paid off for the mature student from Ansdell and his top grades netted him a
special award from the University of Central Lancashire.
Graham, 39, studied for an HND in Engineering Management at Preston College and
recently received the Tim Curtis Award for Outstanding Progress - a prize awarded
annually to students at UCLan' s partner colleges.
Graham, who is married to Beth and has a five year old son, Adam, is currently
employed as a project manager with BAe Systems at Warton. In spite of coping with a
high-pressure job, he decided to study at Preston on a day release basis. Now he's been
bitten by the learning bug: "It's hard work working and studying", he says, "But I'd
like to do an engineering degree next."
The Award is given in memory of the late Tim Curtis, a former Deputy Director of the
University who was a passionate believer in extending education to those who may have
missed out first time around.
28 November 2003

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