14th January 2000




School pupils from Nottinghamshire will be given an idea of what student life is all about when they visit the Lincoln campus of the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside next week.


Two hundred and fifty pupils from schools in Mansfield and Hucknall will take part in a series of ACE Days (Aiming for a College Education) which are designed to give school pupils a taste of how higher education works.


The taster days, which run from Monday 17th to Monday 24th January, will feature a range of interactive ‘lessons’ - from language learning and media to tourism and psychology - which aim to show the pupils that learning can be fun.


“The day will be spent showing the youngsters how enjoyable life is at university,” commented the schools liaison manager Ann Spencer. “The pupils will be using the latest technology to sample mock lessons, and we hope that it will open their eyes a little bit to the opportunities higher education can offer.”


The programme of ACE Days at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside is part-funded by the North Nottinghamshire TEC.


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Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042