19th November 2002

 

HISTORY IN THE MAKING AT CAMPUS TASTER DAY

 

Students from Lincoln College will be immersed in the past when they visit the University of Lincoln tomorrow (Wednesday).

 

They’ll be at the Brayford Pool campus with their tutors for a taster day staged by the university’s History Department.

 

Around 40 college students studying A/AS-levels and access courses will be getting an idea of what life is like for undergraduate students at the university.

 

As well as attending a series of seminars and lectures, they will be actively encouraged to explore the wealth of source materials available to students of History in the university’s Learning Resource Centre.

 

“This taster day is now an annual event,” said History lecturer Dr Andrew Walker. “Over the past few years many students have moved from the college to study History at the university with considerable success.

 

“It’s pleasing that each year we’ve run the event more students have enrolled on History programmes both at the college and at the university,” he added.

 

“Our links with the college are very valuable to us. Former students of the

college were amongst the first to graduate with single honours History degrees at the university’s summer graduation ceremony.”

 

The University of Lincoln and Lincoln College (formerly North Lincolnshire College) signed a formal partnership agreement in October last year to develop new foundation degrees and validate new HE courses.

 

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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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