LIBS Professional Services Colleague Achieves Distinction!
Our congratulations go to Chris Wardle-Cousins, Digital Marketing Officer at the Lincoln International Business School who has recently completed his Masters in Design, with distinction!
Chris, who has worked within the Business School since 2016 began his part time studies in 2018, successfully juggling full time work, (not to mention getting married, moving house, and having a baby – even studying on the ward with new-born Harry in the background!) and will graduate in January 2022.
Throughout his educational journey, Chris has been able to utilise his studies within his work as a member of the LIBS Marketing and Comms team, and he looks forward to continuing this practice as an alumnus. When asked what as the most exciting aspect of his course, he commented
“The programme was designed to enable practitioners to further explore their craft and demonstrate the skills and qualities needed to achieve an MA through a self-guided project. This was a unique opportunity that one would rarely get in working life to indulge and deep dive into one thing for such an extended period. This afforded me the opportunity to really approach my project with a deep level of design thinking, research around my focus area, and apply the relevant academic underpinning. I think if I had to pinpoint a single stand-out thing that the MA has taught me it would be that it’s refined my approach to creative projects, with a renewed appreciation and experience of the design thinking process, and how to get the most of the journey from concept to completion”
Chris’ MA project, entitled ‘Five Minute Mission’ developed a volunteer self-management system, with combined education and training benefits. The next stage is to take the accompanying app out into the community to trial. He is more than happy to discuss his project further, if you’re interested, please contact him via CWardlecousins@lincoln.ac.uk
Craig Marsh, Director of the Business School added
“I’m delighted that Chris has achieved a distinction in his MA, but not surprised. Chris has always shown his huge talent for creative design in the years he’s worked at LIBS, and the app he’s developed as a result of his studies is a really exciting example of that. Many congratulations to him on behalf of all his University colleagues.”