14th January 2000

 

PUPILS TO GET A TASTE OF UNIVERSITY LIFE

 

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

 

Two hundred and fifty pupils from Meden School, Sherwood Hall School, Manor School and Garibaldi School 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 at both the Lincoln and the Hull campuses will feature a range of interactive ‘lessons’ - from language learning to tourism - 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.

 

The full programme is as follows:

 

Monday 17th Jan          Meden School                          Hull campus

Wednesday 19th Jan     Sherwood Hall School  Lincoln campus

Thursday 20th Jan         Manor School                          Lincoln and Hull campuses

Monday 24th Jan          Garibaldi School                       Lincoln campus

 

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Photo opportunities will be made available to members of the press who require them - please advise asap.

 

For more information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042