26th March 2001

 

MAKE CONNEXIONS AT THE REGION’S BIGGEST HE EVENT

 

PICTURE OPPORTUNITY

Over 4,000 students from across the country are expected to attend the biggest higher education event in the region this Thursday (29th March) at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.

 

The Connexions event, organised by Lincolnshire Careers and Guidance Services, is to be held at the university’s Lincoln campus for the second time on Thursday from 9:30am to 3:30pm and is aimed at sixth-form students thinking about higher education.

 

Over 100 higher education institutions and agencies will be represented at the event which includes interactive subject workshops and advisers on hand to answer questions.

 

“This event has always been popular and this year more students than ever will be attending,” said John Herbert, team leader at Lincolnshire Careers and Guidance and organiser of the event.

 

Rob Mayall, chief executive of the new Connexions service for Lincolnshire, said:

“This event is an example of our commitment to working in partnership with others to offer young people information and advice about the wealth of learning opportunities available to them.”

 

Jacqueline Mayer, education liaison manager, added: “We hosted this event for the first time last year and it was a great success. We hope that this year even more students will take advantage of the opportunities on offer.”

 

For further information about the event, please contact Maureen Credland at Lincolnshire Careers and Guidance on 01522 875425 or visit www.lincs-careers.co.uk.

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry,

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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