Students to Benefit from TMI National Recognition of Two Courses

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Photo Caption: Lydia Rusling of South & East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership presenting the University of Lincoln team with their TMI Certificates

With the rebound of global tourism set to continue, two degree courses in international tourism management at the University of Lincoln, UK, have received recognition for their commitment to providing an excellent student experience and graduate employment skills.    

The voice of destination management, the Tourism Management Institute (TMI), has recognised the University’s BA (Hons) International Tourism Management and MSc International Tourism Management courses for their industry relevance and future employment prospects for graduates. Its recognition scheme provides an assurance that both courses meet a set of criteria, benchmarks and standards aligned to the needs of the broadly defined tourism sector.  

Farhan Ahmed, Associate Professor and Head of Department of Marketing, Languages and Tourism at the University, said:

'The Department of Marketing, Languages and Tourism at the University of Lincoln is so proud to be recognised by the Tourism Management Institute. 

'Through TMI recognition, students enrolled on the tourism degree programmes at the University of Lincoln can benefit from a range of industry experience, links to experts and contemporary knowledge of the industry. The department will also play an integral role in ensuring that world-leading research is linked with the work of TMI. We look forward to our relationship with TMI growing in prominence and being fruitful for students and colleagues alike.'

Joyce Cawthorpe, Project Manager for the TMI Higher Education Recognition Scheme, said:

'TMI would like to congratulate the University of Lincoln on successfully securing recognition for their two courses. 

'Our accreditation team was particularly impressed with how the University has carefully aligned course content to fully meet the needs of the tourism industry, by working in partnership with Destination Lincolnshire, Visit Lincolnshire and East Lindsey District Council.  

'Authentic assignments and business challenges have been embedded to give students valuable opportunities to develop the skills and experience they need to enhance their future employability in the sector.  

'The field visit module within the BA (Hons) International Tourism Management stands out, whereby students have an opportunity to take part in a week-long study tour to Sri Lanka to undertake projects which can enable them to put their academic learning into practice. They can also work on industry-related projects for Lincolnshire’s visitor attractions. 

'TMI is very much looking forward to working with the University of Lincoln and congratulates them on their forward-thinking and well-structured tourism management degree programmes which are highly worthy of TMI Recognition.'

Lydia Rusling, Assistant Director for Economic Growth at South and East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership, said:

'As the regional representative for TMI, I’m delighted that the University of Lincoln has achieved this recognition. I've worked with the team at the University for several years and their commitment to inspiring creativity, working collaboratively and nurturing talent for the benefit of the visitor economy is exemplary. This recognition will support and strengthen the city, county and regional development of the sector through collaboration with businesses, destination managers and most importantly inspiring a talented workforce. As Assistant Director for Economic Growth, this collaboration will also support the significant investment in the sector through Town Deals, Levelling Up, as well as arts and heritage funding.' 

Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism at Lincoln is ranked 2nd overall in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2023 (out of 48 ranking institutions). 

More information about the courses can be found online: BA (Hons) International Tourism Management MSc International Tourism Management:   


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