10th December 2002




The University of Lincoln is set to become a national leader in the accreditation of student housing.


Around 100 Lincoln landlords are expected to attend an event at the university tomorrow evening (Wednesday) for an introduction to a new university housing accreditation scheme.


The university is at the centre of a partnership including City of Lincoln Council, Lincolnshire Fire Brigade, Lincolnshire Police, Lincoln College, Bishop Grosseteste College and landlords in the city.


Tomorrow’s event – ‘Working Towards Excellence in Student Housing’ – will bring the authorities and private landlords together for an introduction to the new policy.


“This will be the first landlords’ forum staged by the University of Lincoln and the aim is to introduce the working policy,” said Ben Ball, residential services manager at the university.


“When the policy is in place everyone will know where to turn if there are problems, whether they be landlords, students or local residents.


“If we pull this off we’ll be the national leader because there’s no other university in the country that’s managed to get all its local agencies signed up to a common policy.”


Mr Ball added that private landlords who sign up to the policy will be able to display a logo indicating their co-operation in the scheme.


“We’re expecting that all landlords will sign up to the policy because it will be to their benefit,” he said.


The event begins at 6pm in the Jackson Lecture Theatre at the Brayford Pool campus.


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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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