16th March 2000




National Science Week is being celebrated at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside with an open day to showcase the science programmes which will be taught in a new £5.5 million facility from September.


Forensic Science, Environmental Studies and Food Studies will be run at the Lincoln campus and the university is now recruiting students to fill its places.


The open day on Wednesday 22nd March is a chance for students interested in signing up for these courses to visit the university and hear what will be on offer. Talks will also be given on contemporary issues including the forensic investigation into the loss of the Hull Trawler the Gaul.


It will also feature:


·      an insight into the current issues surrounding the food industry

·      a talk on sustainable management of mangrove forests

·      an outline of the Science 2000 programme

·      information on student finance


“This exciting new development will be ready for September and its first students will be able to take advantage of the latest academic and science facilities available right here in Lincoln,” said university press officer Sam Hendley.


Visitors will also have the chance to tour the student village and main university buildings.


The tours and talks will take place between 10am and 3.15pm. Anyone interested in attending should telephone the university’s marketing department on 01522 886097.




Sam Hendley

Press Officer

Marketing (Media Relations)

Tel: 01522 886042

Fax: 01522 882088

e-mail: shendley@lincoln.ac.uk