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 kraynes@lincoln.ac.uk


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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry,

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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