15th April 2002




Careers and guidance counsellors will themselves receive advice on possible student pathways and progression at the University of Lincoln this week.


A seminar entitled Widening Participation will take place at the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture’s Riseholme Park on Thursday 18th April between 10.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m.


The event is designed to disseminate the outcomes of the Department for Education and Employment (DfEE) and Learning Skills Council (LSC) funded widening participation project. 


The project has resulted in the production of a state-of-the-art IT system, ‘Pathways – The Lincolnshire & Rutland FE Credit Framework’ which can be used to advise students on pathways and progression into and through further education and on to higher education programmes.


“It is a user-friendly system for people to find out what is available locally to help them in their personal and professional development,” said seminar co-ordinator Maureen Bound.


The seminar is aimed at all those involved with advising students from careers teachers to personnel training staff within industry.


The event will include presentations by Geoff Layer, Professor of Lifelong Learning at the University of Bradford and Dr Terence Karran, Director of Teaching and Learning Research at the University of Lincoln, chaired by Professor Bob Johnson of Johnson Associates.


“It is a unique opportunity for FE and HE issues within the widening participation agenda to be discussed,” said Maureen.


If you would like more information or would like to book a place at the seminar please contact Maureen Bound on 01522 895411 or fax 01522 545436.



For more information contact:

Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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