5th March 1999

   

UNIVERSITY RIDING HIGH IN ACCESS LEAGUE TABLE

 

The University of Lincolnshire & Humberside has been placed near the top of a new league table ranking institutions by their success in widening access to higher education.

 

The university is placed 12th out of 76 in a league table published by The Times Higher Education Supplement (Friday 5th March 1999).

 

The THES based the rankings on a special indicator calculated by dividing the extra funding received by a university for widening participation by the maximum number of students that university may enrol.

 

The University of Lincolnshire & Humberside is recognised for the work it does in encouraging applications from diverse sectors of society, including children from low-achieving schools in under-privileged areas.

 

“It is good to see the work universities do to widen participation to young people from lower income groups finally recognised in these league tables,” commented John Knowles, who runs the university’s Access to HE scheme.

 

“The universities at the top of the table are those that have worked hard at opening access to these students, and ULH is proud to be high up this league.”

 

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For more information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk