13th September 2000




Over 1,000 first-year students are due to arrive in Hull this weekend for the start of a new semester at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside - fuel crisis permitting.


With petrol supplies fast running dry, ULH is writing to all its students this week to reassure them that the university will open on time and to encourage them to arrive in time for enrolment if at all possible.


“We are setting up a special telephone advice hotline which students can ring if they are concerned about getting to the university in time for enrolment,” said spokesman Jez Ashberry.


“At the moment the message is that if students are unable to get here this weekend  because of the fuel crisis we will hold their place for them and adjust our induction programme to make sure that no-one misses out.


“Those students who have booked university accommodation can also be reassured that their room will be held for them, though students renting in the private sector need to contact their landlord direct.”


First-year students are due to arrive over the weekend and enrol on Monday 18th September. But if many freshers are unable to make the trip the university may have to rearrange its the teaching timetable accordingly.


“The fuel crisis has come at a bad time for us, but we’re hopeful that things will be moving soon and that disruption to the beginning of our semester will be kept to a minumum,” said Mr Ashberry.


If you’re about to start as a first-year at ULH and have any questions about the start of the semester call the advice hotline on


01482 464464


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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside (tel: 01522 886042)