6th August 1999




Going to university does not necessarily mean a three-year degree course after you’ve finished your A-levels.


Many mature students take part-time courses, from history and psychology to marketing and journalism. If you’re interested in returning to education and sharpening your skills then get hold of the new part-time study booklet published by the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.


‘Inside Knowledge’ details all the part-time programmes which can be studied at the university in Lincoln. Courses include Criminology, Information Systems, Health Studies, Tourism, Law, Politics, Media Production and much more.


Not everyone wants to study for a formal qualification - students may simply wish to upgrade their skills or learn for their own pleasure. One particularly useful course being offered in the Lincoln School of Management is ‘Mastering the Internet’, which features hands-on sessions in the university’s high-tech learning resource centre.


“The range of programmes which local people can study part-time is fantastic,” said university spokesman Jez Ashberry. “And the beauty of part-time study is that mature students don’t need the traditional A-level points to enrol. We welcome applications from people over 21 who may have taken a break from study or who feel that they were never given a proper opportunity to realise their educational potential.”


Evening courses are timetabled between 6pm and 7.30pm and between 8pm and 9.30pm, though some daytime schedules are timetabled between 9am and 5pm.


The length of study is also flexible - some options run for just one or two semesters, while a part-time degree course will take around five years to complete.


“If you’ve always fancied returning to education you should not hesitate to call the university and find out more,” said Mr Ashberry. Telephone 01522 882000, ask for marketing and request a part-time prospectus.



For more information contact

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager, University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042