15th January 1999

 

PUPILS TO GET A TASTE OF UNIVERSITY LIFE

 

School pupils from Nottinghamshire and will be given an idea of what student life is all about when they visit the Hull campus of the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside next week.

 

Year 10 pupils from the Meden School near Worksop and All Saints’ School in Mansfield will take part in two of the university’s taster days which are designed to give school pupils a taste of how higher education works.

 

The taster days will be held at the Cottingham Road campus and will feature interactive ‘lessons’ showing the pupils that learning can be fun. The visitors will also be taken on a campus tour and will hear talks on the opportunities offered by higher education.

 

Similar days are being held throughout the week at the university’s Lincoln campus.

 

“The aim is to show them that higher education is different - that you participate much more at university than you do in school,” commented the university’s Schools Liaison Manager, Anne Spencer. “The pupils will be using the latest technology to sample mock lessons, and we hope that it will open their eyes a little bit to the opportunities higher education can offer.”

 

On offer will be the chance to try out languages like Spanish and Greek, vocational subjects such as marketing and business studies and some of the more unusual disciplines like applied social science.

 

At 10am on Monday the university will welcome 50 pupils from Meden School near Worksop, while on Tuesday eighty pupils from All Saints’ School in Mansfield will be on campus.

 

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Photo opportunities will be made available to members of the press who require them - please advise asap. Detailed timetables for each school are also available on request. In either case please contact:

 

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042