9th March 1999

 

STOP PRESS!

SCHOOL PUPILS TASTE LIFE ON CAMPUS

 

Pupils from six disadvantaged Hull schools will be given an insight into the worlds of journalism and higher education later this month.

 

Eighteen year 10 and 11 pupils will visit the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside for a day on Thursday 25th March as part of a project to widen participation in higher education.

 

The pupils from six Hull schools (Isaac Newton, Perronet Thompson, David Lister, Amy Johnson, Kingston and Sir Henry Cooper) will spend a day working to produce their own newspaper - A Young Person’s Guide to University - with the help of academics, journalists and students.

 

The event will take place in Pearson House 105 and 106 (Cottingham Road campus) from 9.20am until 4pm. The pupils will spend the morning session interviewing, researching and working on articles and the afternoon session editing copy and producing the publication.

 

The university’s Access to HE scheme began in 1995 and was identified (in From Elitism to Inclusion, a report by the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals) as a first-class example of how best to widen access to higher education. Past projects have included exercises in tourism and marketing, law, television production and gender and social class issues.

 

“The success of our Access to HE scheme is nationally recognised,” said a spokesmen for the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside. “It aims to show local people that there’s more to university than gowns and mortar boards, and it’s a real eye-opener for children who would never have dreamt of going on to university after school.”

 

You are welcome to send a reporter to the event. Please contact the marketing department beforehand to let us know of your intention to come along.

 

For more information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042