7th June 2000

 

FAIR TO ATTRACT THOUSANDS TO CAMPUS

 

More than 3,000 sixth-formers will descend on Hull on Monday 19th June for the Humberside Higher Education Fair.

 

The annual event will bring many of the East Riding’s 17-year-olds to the Cottingham Road campus of the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside, where they will be able to find out more about almost 100 British universities and colleges.

 

This is a major part of the education year in the city and is the opportunity for local teenagers to find out the answers to all their questions - from how to apply to taking a year out before beginning a degree.

 

The fair is one of almost 50 similar events that take place nationwide and spread the word of HE around the country. The Humberside fair, organised by the Humberside Partnership, has been hosted by ULH for more than 10 years.

 

A huge marquee will house an exhibition of all the institutions represented, with subject talks taking place around the campus. “There are enormous benefits to having all the institutions under one roof,” said co-organiser Jacqueline Mayer, the university’s Education Liaison Manager.

 

The University of Lincoln is also the venue for the Lincolnshire Higher Education Fair, previously hosted by De Montfort University and held for the first time this year at the Brayford campus in Lincoln.

 

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Note to Editors

Reporters and photographers are welcome to attend the event and there will be plenty of opportunities to talk to students. Please contact Sam on the number below if you hope to send someone.

 

Sam Hendley

Press Officer

Marketing (Media Relations)

Tel: 01522 886042

Fax: 01522 882088

e-mail: shendley@lincoln.ac.uk