15th April 1999

 

UNIVERSITY SUPPORTS HULL700 IDEAS

 

Postcards to thank the young people of Hull for their contribution to the 700 Ideas project are being sponsored by the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.

 

The Department of Applied Social Science and Social Work has put its name to the postcard to emphasise its commitment to the future of Hull’s young people.

 

The University of Lincolnshire & Humberside is one of a large number of organisations committed to the city council’s Hull700 initiative and postcards carrying the university’s logo will now be sent out to all young people responding to the request for ideas.

 

More than 400 ideas from young people under 25 have already been submitted and their suggestions will be discussed at the 700 Ideas Conference on 26th October, when it is hoped they will be used to create a city charter of aims and objectives for the new millennium.

 

“We are delighted to be involved,” said Don Blackburn, Head of Social Work at the university. “We are looking forward to seeing the range of ideas which young people submit.”

 

The department has over £200,000 of its research funding linked to projects intended to  provide opportunities and be of real benefit to local people.  These projects are in partnership with a wide range of organisations in Hull.

 

 

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Sam Hendley

Marketing (Media Relations)

Tel: 01522 886042

Fax: 01522 882088

e-mail: shendley@lincoln.ac.uk