20th September 2002




Tourism staff at the University of Lincoln have been so overwhelmed by applications to attend their Tourism day that it has been necessary to arrange an additional date.


Next month – Wednesday 30th October - the university’s Brayford Pool campus will play host to 6th form pupils from schools and colleges from across the country. 


The day – organised by the Department of Tourism and Recreation - has been specifically organised to introduce year 12 and 13 pupils to higher education and in particular to encourage them into tourism.


Over 120 pupils are expected to take part in this first Tourism Day and owing to unexpected demand a second day - planned for 6th November – has now been arranged. 


The events will take place between 10.30am and 3.30pm during which time pupils will find out about the many elements involved in successful and unsuccessful tourism, good and bad tourism and even learn a little Spanish.


“The day will consist of what we call info-tainment which hopefully means the pupils will end the day having been entertained and informed about life at university and courses in tourism,” said Mike Walton, principal lecturer in Tourism.


“Although we have organised similar small-scale events with local pupils we have never attempted anything nationally so it is purely experimental.  It is exciting and different and is proving to be a very popular idea.  So far we have received applications from well over 200 pupils.”


The Department of Tourism and Recreation is also holding a Recreation Day on 23rd October which will introduce pupils to courses in leisure and recreation.


For information on these information days please contact either Mike Walton (tourism) on 01522 886207 or Howy Wilson (recreation) 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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