24th January 2000

 

APPLICATIONS TO UNIVERSITY UP AGAIN

 

The number of students applying to study at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside has gone up yet again.

 

Applications to join the university’s degree and HND courses in the UK and abroad stood at 7,968 on 15th December 1998 - the deadline for students to apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

 

This figure represents a 6.6% increase on last year’s total of  7,475.

 

This latest increase follows last year’s upturn which saw ULH post a 13% increase in applications - a performance which placed ULH third out of all universities in the UK.

 

Last year’s rise was achieved against the background of a 3% downturn in the national number of applications. But this year the picture is less clear owing to a delay in the publication by UCAS of the national applications statistics.

 

UCAS expect to publish these national figures by the end of this week.

 

“The fact that we have attracted even more applications this year than last is the clearest possible evidence that we are succeeding in key areas,” said university spokesman Jez Ashberry.

 

“Students and their parents want to know that the teaching, the facilities, the accommodation and the support structures at university are of the highest standard, and that is what we provide at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.”

 

The university has seen a surge of interest in some areas of study, particularly in the Faculty of Arts and Technology:

 

·     Hull School of Art & Design             -           up 186%

·     Hull School of Architecture                          -           up 18%

·     Computing (Cottingham Road)                     -           up 60%

·     Engineering                                                  -           up 28%

For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside (tel: 01522 886042)