3rd September 2002

 

BOOM TIME AS UNIVERSITY FILLS ITS PLACES

 

The University of Lincoln is on target to fill all its first-year student places as the new academic year approaches.

 

And recruitment is particularly buoyant in Hull - top performer is the Hull School of Art & Design, which has exceeded its target for first-year undergraduate students by 31 per cent.

 

While many ‘new’ universities are struggling to recruit students in competition with older established institutions, the University of Lincoln is proving a popular choice for undergraduates.

 

Last year the university bucked the national trend by recruiting to target for the first time in seven years.

 

This year it looks as if the university has exceeded its target of around 2,500 new undergraduate students for 2002/3 at its campuses in Lincoln and Hull.

 

“Two years ago we put in place a strategic plan with the aim of recruiting back to target by 2003,” said university spokesman Jez Ashberry.

 

“By repositioning some of our programmes, restructuring our institution and eliminating wasteful competition in Hull we have made the University of Lincoln a very attractive proposition indeed.”

 

The university’s efforts to recruit new first-years were given a boost last month by The Guardian which rated the University of Lincoln as the second cheapest university in the UK.

 

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

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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