26th March 2001




Visitor numbers at an open day at Lincoln’s university campus on Saturday (31st March) are expected break all records.


Organisers are anticipating around 1,500 visitors for the event, with 800 students and 700 parents, relatives and friends expected to look round the university on Saturday.


The previous record number for an open day was set last April, when 1,200 visitors came to look round the Lincoln campus and talk to academics and students.


Welcome talks will be given by Pro Vice Chancellor Dr Jim Whittingham at 10.30am and 12.30pm, and for the rest of the day prospective students will be able to tour the campus with staff and student ambassadors, have a look at the accommodation available and talk to academics about the courses on offer.


New attractions this year will be the £5.5 million science centre, where students can view the facilities for Food Studies and Forensic Science, and the £5.5 million sports and leisure centre.


“We’ve never had so many as 1,500 visitors at the university before, so on Saturday the whole campus will really be buzzing,” commented education liaison manager Jacqueline Mayer.


“Most of our visitors will be making decisions about which university they plan to study at in September 2001, but everyone is welcome to come along.”


Car parking spaces will be available along the boulevard on campus, which is accessed off the Ropewalk roundabout. For disabled parking on campus, or for more information about the open day, contact Jacqueline Mayer on 01522 886046.


Full details about Saturday’s open day are also available on-line at




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

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk


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