12 July 2001





The University of Lincoln is to run its first residential summer school next week for students from schools in South and West Yorkshire. 


Over 60 youngsters aged 15 and 16 will travel to the university’s campuses in Lincoln and Hull from schools in Sheffield, Bradford, Leeds, Rotherham, Ilkley, Keighley, Morley, Bingley, Pudsey and Guiseley.


The teenagers will stay at the Cottingham Road campus from 16th to 18th July and at the Lincoln campus from 18th to 19th July to experience life at both campuses.


University staff and student ambassadors will look after the students throughout their stay, running workshops at both campuses in subjects such as Computing and Architecture to give an idea of what study at university level is like. 


The youngsters will also try their hand at forensic experiments and TV recording and have a chance to use the new sports centre at the Lincoln campus.  In the evenings activities including rock climbing, barbecues and discos will be organised to keep the students occupied.


Jacqueline Mayer, the university’s Education Liaison Manager, commented: “These summer schools are brilliant for encouraging young students to think about higher education. The residential element means that the kids really get see what living away from home is like.”           


The summer school at the university is part of a government scheme designed to make the jump from school to further or higher education less daunting.  “The main aim is to make youngsters aware of the many options open to them on leaving school,” said Ms Mayer.


“At the same time, the activities will help to boost confidence levels and develop skills needed in the future such as team work.”


Lincoln photo opportunity 19th July, 9.30am – 4.30pm (media and forensic experiments)

Hull photo opportunity 17th July, 9.30am – 4.30pm (computing and engineering experiments)

For more information contact: Holly Locking, Press and Media Relations

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

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