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 Lincoln campus of the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside next week.

 

Year 10 pupils from All Saints’ School, Sherwood Hall School and the Garibaldi School in Mansfield and from Holgate School in Hucknall will take part in the university’s taster days which are designed to give school pupils a taste of how higher education works.

 

The taster days will feature interactive ‘lessons’ showing the pupils that learning can be fun and will give pupils 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.

 

“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 Tuesday the university will welcome 90 pupils All Saints’ School in Mansfield, while on Wednesday 50 pupils from Sherwood Hall School will be on campus. On Thursday 40 pupils will visit from Holgate School and on Friday 50 pupils from Garibaldi School will get a taste of campus life.

 

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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