11th February 2000




A flagship open day will showcase the new science programmes at Lincolnís university campus next month.


With work on the new £5.5 million science facility progressing on schedule, the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside is now recruiting its first intake of students for 2000.


The first programmes to run from September 2000 will be Food Studies, Environmental Studies and Forensic Science. Students interested in signing up for these degree courses will be on campus on Wednesday 22nd March to tour the university and hear more about the subjects on offer.


The open day will run from 10am until 3.15pm and will feature:


     a talk on sustainable management of mangrove forests

     an overview of food safety and challenges to the food industry

     an insight into forensic science by an expert involved in the investigation

into the loss of the Hull trawler The Gaul

     a campus tour

     talks on accommodation and finance.


Those interested in attending should telephone the universityís marketing department on 01522 886097.


The university expects to offer degree courses in Applied Biology, Applied Microbiology, Biomedical Sciences, Environmental Biology, Environmental Management, Human Biology and Physiotherapy in 2001.


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For more information contact:


Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042