8th November 1999

 

HISTORY INSIGHT AT OPEN DAY

 

A taster day to give potential students an insight into the History programme at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside will be held on Wednesday.

 

In the first event of its kind, Dr Andrew Walker and fellow history academics will introduce around 40 students from North Lincolnshire College to the diverse modules available if they sign up for BA(Hons) History at ULH.

 

The students, who are mainly mature, are studying access courses or A-levels and have shown a special interest in history.

 

Dr Walker is hoping to tap into their enthusiasm and show them the potential of studying history to a higher level.

 

“This is the first year we have taught history as a single subject,” said Dr Walker. “There is so much on offer and we want to give these students a first-hand experience of the university and what they can achieve if they come to us in the future.”

 

If the taster day is successful, the academics are hoping to widen their remit and invite local sixth-formers from other colleges who have an interest in pursuing history, to view the campus.

 

During the day, the academics will talk to the students about the modules, which include Contemporary Britain and Aviation - a specialism of the department which has evolved through Lincolnshire’s close connection with the Royal Air Force.

 

A computer which simulates flight is just one example of the history department’s determination to be bang up to date despite the nature of the subject.

 

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Sam Hendley

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