4th May 1999

COMPUTING DEGREES ARE A HIT AT UNI

 

The current craze for PCs, computer games and the Internet is creating a buzz of interest in the computing courses offered by the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.

 

The popularity of computing courses in Hull have put the university ahead of the field when it comes to enquiries from prospective students. Applications are up 100% on last year, with degree courses in Internet Technologies and Games, Simulation and Virtual Reality arousing particular interest.

 

Fifty-nine computing students have already committed themselves to a place at ULH as their first-choice university - twice as many as at the same time last year.

 

Altogether the university has received over 550 applications from students wishing to study computing at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside. The 100% increase in the number of applicants bucks the national trend, which has seen numbers rising by only 13%.

 

These figures prove that as a university we’re in touch with the market place and with what both employers and students want,” commented Roland Stokes, head of  Computing and Communications at the university.

 

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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