4th July 2000

 

MILLION POUND BOOST FOR UNIVERSITY FACILITIES

 

Staff at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside are celebrating after successfully netting over £1 million of extra funding from the government.

 

Having made three successful bids for capital funding from HEFCE (the Higher Education Funding Council for England), the university will spend the money on computing and IT facilities, new psychology laboratories and a new postgraduate study area.

 

The biggest slice of the cake will be taken up by enhancements to the students’ computing and IT facilities. A grant of £850,000 will go towards an improvement programme already underway at the Hull and Lincoln campuses.

 

A further £125,000 will be spent on providing new psychology laboratories in addition to the existing provision at the university’s Lincoln campus.

 

And £60,000 will go towards creating a new dedicated postgraduate research study area in Lincoln.

 

“This funding is aimed at a number of strategic projects and will enhance the university’s teaching and learning facilities in both Hull and Lincoln,” commented Andrew Young, Director of Planning and Programmes at the university.

 

“We are constantly striving to improve our services to students to ensure that they are given the very best opportunities at ULH.”

 

Universities were invited to apply to HEFCE for capital funding to pay for equipment supporting teaching and research.

 

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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