14th January 2000




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


Four hundred pupils from Mansfield, Newark, Hucknall and Sutton-in-Ashfield 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 the university’s Lincoln and the Hull campuses will feature a range of interactive ‘lessons’ - from language learning and media production 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.


The full programme is as follows:


Monday 17th Jan          Meden School, Mansfield                     Hull

Tuesday 18th Jan          Holgate School, Hucknall                      Lincoln

Wednesday 19th Jan     Sherwood Hall School, Mansfield         Lincoln

Wednesday 19th Jan     Sutton Centre, Sutton-in-Ashfield          Hull

Thursday 20th Jan         Manor School, Mansfield                      Lincoln and Hull

Friday 21st January       Grove School, Newark             Hull

Monday 24th Jan          Garibaldi School, Mansfield                  Lincoln


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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)