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.
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