3rd March 2003




Records were broken at the University of Lincoln on Saturday when over 2,000 people attended an open day.


The total of 2,100 – including 880 prospective students and their friends and family –

was the highest ever attendance at an open day since the Brayford Pool campus was opened in 1996.


The attendance surpassed all expectations and helped to cement the university’s standing as one of the most popular universities in the country.


Last month figures released by UCAS – the Universities and College Admissions Service – showed that applications from students hoping to enrol at the University of Lincoln in September rose by almost 20 per cent this year.


Only the University of Manchester recorded a bigger rise in applications for 2003 – their total rose by 21.8 per cent last year while Lincoln’s went up by 19.5 per cent.


“Each year there’s more and more interest in the university, a trend we’re seeing both in applications for courses and in visits on open days,” said a university spokesman.


“Once students take a look round the university and the city they’re usually hooked –

our growing reputation and our amazing locations are a big attraction.”


The most popular subject stands on the day were Media Production, Psychology, Forensic Science, Criminology and Games Computing.


The next open day at the University of Lincoln is on Saturday 17th May 2003. For more information contact Jacqueline Mayer on 01522 886046 or visit www.lincoln.ac.uk/opendays


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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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