15th June 1999

 

FAIR TO ATTRACT THOUSANDS

 

More than 3,600 would-be students will descend on Hull this Monday (21st June) for the Humberside Higher Education Fair.

 

The annual event will bring may of the East Riding’s 17-year-olds to the Cottingham Road campus of the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside where they will be able to find out more about almost 100 British universities.

 

This is a major part of the education year in the city and is the opportunity for local teenagers to find out the answers to all their questions - from how to apply to taking a year out before beginning a degree.

 

The fair is one of almost 50 similar events nation-wide that spread the word of HE around the country and has been run at ULH for more than 10 years.

 

A huge marquee will house an exhibition of all the institutions represented, with subject talks taking place around campus.

 

“There are immense benefits to students,” said co-organiser Ann Spencer. “Having 100 delegates under one roof is a tremendous help to those hoping to go on to HE. There’s always a great atmosphere and they get a real taste for the different types of universities and their courses.”

 

Ms Spencer is the education liaison manager for ULH and works closely with the Humberside Partnership in organising the fair.

 

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Note to Editors

Reporters and photographers are welcome to attend the event and there will be plenty of opportunities to talk to students. Please contact Sam on the number below if you hope to send someone.

 

Sam Hendley

Press Officer

Marketing (Media Relations)

Tel: 01522 886042

Fax: 01522 882088

e-mail: shendley@lincoln.ac.uk