8th January 1999




University of Lincolnshire & Humberside lecturer John Knowles will be at Westminster on Wednesday (13th January 1999) to talk to an all-party Parliamentary group about the university’s Access to Higher Education programme.


Mr Knowles has been invited to appear as an expert before the All-Party Group on Lifelong Learning in view of the work he has done since 1995 on the university’s project to widen participation in higher education.


The University of Lincolnshire & Humberside’s own scheme began in 1995 and gives pupils from some of Hull’s most socially disadvantaged schools a taste of university life and a better chance of studying at university in later life.


The six Hull secondary schools taking part in the scheme are: Sir Henry Cooper, Perronet Thompson, Isaac Newton, David Lister, Amy Johnson and Kingston.


The project was identified in a recent report - ‘From Elitism to Inclusion’, published by the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals (CVCP), as a first-class example of how best to widen access to higher education.


On Wednesday the all-party group will hear representations from CVCP, which is lobbying for Parliament to accept the recommendations made in the report.


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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