3rd January 2002
A series of university taster days will begin in Lincoln on 14th January to give pupils studying their GCSEs a chance to find out what university life is really like.
The days have been organised by the University of Lincoln and the Nottinghamshire Education Business Partnership for pupils across Nottinghamshire.
Pupils will be able to talk to students, to find out where they live, socialise and study and to take part in subject-specific sessions including Media, Forensic Science and Art and Design.
“The taster days are an ideal way for students to consider their options before going on to study A-levels, to further education or into employment,” commented Karen Raynes, education liaison officer.
“They are also part of the Government’s overall aim to encourage young people to think about education,” she added.
Schools visiting the university are as follows:
14th January 2002 Garibaldi School, Mansfield
15th January 2002 Meden Comprehensive School, Warsop
17th January 2002 Queen Elizabeth School, Mansfield
28th January 2002 Matthew Holland School, Selston
29th January 2002 Holgate School, Hucknall
30th January 2002 Newark High School
31st January 2002 Rufford School, Mansfield
1st February 2002 Sherwood Hall School, Mansfield
The university holds taster days for schools in Lincolnshire and surrounding regions every year. If any schools are interested in setting up any further taster days please contact Karen Raynes on 01522 886223 or by e-mail
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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry,
University of Lincoln
Tel: 01522 886042
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