26th April 2000

 

CAMPUS CROWDS BREAK UNIVERSITY RECORD

 

A bumper crowd of over 1,200 visitors broke all attendance records for open days at the Lincoln campus of the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside today (Wednesday).

 

The university’s latest open day - the fourth this year - attracted a grand total of 1,263 prospective students and their guests, beating the previous record for a Lincoln open day by more than 300.

 

Even grey skies and pouring rain did nothing to deter the visitors, who travelled from all over the UK and beyond to see for themselves the state-of-the-art facilities at the Lincoln campus.

 

The crowds included half a dozen would-be students who came to Lincoln from Belgium, Germany and Greece specially for the event.

 

“It was fantastic to welcome so many visitors to our university,” said Jacqueline Mayer, education liaison manager at ULH.

 

“The turn-out showed just how popular the Lincoln campus is among prospective students. Most of our visitors are now making their final UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) decision for September 2000, and we hope that their visit will have persuaded them that ours is the university to choose.”

 

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For more information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk