17th September 2002




Staff and students at the University of Lincoln will be spending a day of leisure at Riseholme Park next month in a bid to introduce school pupils to higher education.


The Leisure and Recreation Day has been organised by staff from the university’s Department of Tourism and Recreation and they will be assisted on the day by current students from the Recreation Management and Golf and Leisure Management programmes.


The day has been arranged to give year 12 and 13 pupils - from schools across the country - the opportunity to experience life at university on a leisure and recreation courses.


During the day – which is free of charge - pupils will take part in various recreational activities including canoeing, rafting, orienteering, abseiling and golfing. 


The pupils will have the opportunity to speak with current students about university, find out about the courses and get advice on applying for university.


The event will be taking place at the university’s Riseholme Park on Wednesday 23rd October between 10.30am and 3.30pm so there is still time for places to be booked.


“These days have always been extremely popular in the past,” said Howy Wilson, principle lecturer in tourism and recreation.  “We are already expecting over 100 pupils from sixth form schools and colleges nationwide.


“The pupils seem to take pleasure in getting wet and dirty and enjoy the adventure of it all and if it gets them interested and opens their eyes to the opportunities available in the leisure and recreation industry – it’s a good thing.”


If you would like more information about this day please call Howy Wilson on 01522 895307.



For more information contact:

Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244 or Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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