20th April 1999

 

UNIVERSITY TOPS THE LEAGUE FOR APPLICATIONS

 

 

A league table published in the Times newspaper has put the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside near the top for course applications.

 

With a rise of 14% on 1998 the university is placed third in a league table of all 97 higher education institutions in the country.

 

Nationally, applications dropped by 1.8% and Oxford and Cambridge only saw small increases on 1998 of just over 1%.

 

The most dramatic increases at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside came in the Faculty of Arts and Technology, where applications for Journalism, Media Production and Communications programmes at the Lincoln campus rose by 58.8% on the previous year.

 

Media Production proved the most popular with a rise of 85.8% on last year.

 

“We are delighted at the growing number of applications to the university,” said a university spokesperson. “This meteoric rise proves that many students are choosing the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside as their preference to continue their education.”

 

Interest in media-based courses can be partially attributed to the opening of the £11 million Learning Support and Media Production Centre in October 1998.

 

The centre boasts some of the finest technology of any university in the country, with two television studios, multi-track recording studios and radio stations of broadcast quality.

 

Ends

 

Sam Hendley

Marketing (Media Relations)

Tel: 01522 886042

Fax: 01522 882088

e-mail: shendley@lincoln.ac.uk