1st December 2000

 

APPLICATIONS SOAR FOR UNI ON THE RISE

 

Places to study at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside are becoming more and more coveted year on year.

 

The latest figures show that applications to study at ULH in 2001 have increased by almost 40% on the same time last year.

 

The continued rise in the popularity of the university is in contrast to the national picture, where applications to degree courses have decreased by between 2% and 3% each year for the past two years.

 

Today the university reported that 3,959 prospective students had applied through UCAS for places at ULH on degree and HND courses. On the same date last year the figure was 2,856, which translates into a 38.62% increase for the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.

 

In 1998 and 1999 the university saw applications increase by 14% and 6% respectively.

 

“Higher education is a crowded marketplace and only those universities which have something special to offer can hope to increase their appeal to students year on year,” commented ULH spokesman Jez Ashberry.

 

“Our success is due to our imaginative and vocational programmes, our excellent teaching, our superb facilities and our innovative use of technology for teaching and learning.”

 

This year the university ran its first ever television and cinema advertising campaign which coincided with the launch of its revamped web site.

 

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Note: UCAS is the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service.

 

For more information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk