I had a productive meeting with the Vice Chancellor of Lincoln University, Professor Juster today. Following my adjournment debate on dentistry and meeting with the Minister for Patient Safety and Primary Care, Maria Caulfield, this meeting gave me the opportunity to discuss further the possibility of creating a dental school in conjunction with Lincoln University. I am pleased that Professor Juster is fully on board with the project and now plan to speak further with Maria Caulfield and Health Education England about the next steps.
We also discussed the entry process for students wishing to study at Lincoln University as well as the areas in which the University is developing an expertise. I was pleased to hear that AgriTech and food manufacturing as well as space and security are some of the areas Lincoln University specialise in and continue to develop further. I was also pleased that the University continues to offer courses from Level 3 to Level 8 for all those who wish to train, retrain or further their skills in a specific area.
I would like to thank Professor Juster for taking the time to meet with me and discuss issues which are crucial for Lincolnshire and the University. I will continue to engage with the Government on this issue and push for a new dental school to be established in our county.