4th September 2001

 

SIXTH-FORMERS GET A TASTE OF UNIVERSITY LIFE

 

Sixth-form students from a Mansfield school will be staying at the university’s Lincoln campus tomorrow night (Wednesday) to get a taste of student life.

 

This is the third year running that students from the Garibaldi School have visited the university but this will be their first two-day residential stay.

 

The lower and upper sixth-form students will be involved in activities organised by the university’s education liaison team as well as sessions organised by the school as part of their sixth-form induction week.

 

University activities will include introductions to student life and finance, an overview university courses on offer, hands-on ‘learning’ workshops in the Learning Resource Centre and sessions in the university’s state-of-the-art media centre and sports centre. 

 

They will even get to make their own video with the help of media staff and compete with ULH students in a university challenge. In the evening they will be set a budget cooking task to get used to the idea of making meals out of next to nothing!

 

“We’re really pleased that the Garibaldi School are coming to us again and would like to encourage other schools to think of us as their local university,” said education liaison officer Karen Raynes.

 

“We aim to make their stay informative by telling them everything they need to know about going to university but also to make it fun.”

 

The students will arrive at the Lincoln campus at 10am tomorrow and will head back to Mansfield on Thursday afternoon.

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry,

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

e-mail: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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