16th January 2002

 

FINANCE EVENTS TO EASE STUDENT MONEY WORRIES

 

Two finance events to be staged in Hull next month will give prospective students all the information they need on financing their education.

 

The University of Lincoln and the University of Hull have joined forces once again with the Kingston-upon-Hull student awards team to provide two Finance Information Evenings as follows:

 

Monday 25th February

6pm  - 9.30pm

Middleton Hall

University of Hull

Cottingham Road

 

Thursday 28th February

6pm – 9.30pm

Saville Lecture Theatre

University of Lincoln

George Street

Among the subjects under discussion will be tuition fees, student loans, bursaries and

other sources of income.

 

High on the agenda will be the Opportunity Bursaries of £2,000 for young higher education students from low income families who have attended a school or college in an Excellence in Cities or Education Action Zone area.

 

Hull residents are given preference for these bursaries, which are available to students on degree, higher education diploma, HND, HNC and foundation degree courses.

 

Last year a total of 138 Opportunity Bursaries were awarded to students enrolling at the University of Lincoln and the University of Hull.

 

“Students have two main costs to meet – tuition fees and living expenses,” commented Jez Ashberry, a spokesman for the University of Lincoln.

 

“Half of all students pay no tuition fees at all, and in Hull 85 per cent of students have their fees paid for them, so it’s worth finding out for yourself what the costs of a higher education course might be. It could be a lot less than you think.”

 

Last year’s events attracted over 500 people and the two universities are expecting a similarly strong demand this year. Booking is not essential but to assist with the organisation of the evenings please call 01482 465103 to indicate which event you would like to attend.

 

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

University of Lincoln (tel: 01522 886042)                 email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk