16th June 2003




Sixth-formers from across the county and beyond will be visiting the University of Lincoln next week for an event which will help them to apply for a university place.


The Lincolnshire Higher Education Fair organised by Connexions Lincolnshire and Rutland will take place in the university sports centre at Brayford Pool on Thursday 26th June.


Between 2,500 and 3,000 students are expected to attend the event, which is sponsored for the first time this year by UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).


Sixth-formers are travelling from schools in Lincolnshire and further afield, but the fair is also open to anyone considering enrolling at university as a mature student.


More than 100 stands representing universities and colleges from all the UK will be staffed and on display in the main sports hall.


There will also be a number of special talks for visitors on subjects such as teaching as a career and how to apply through UCAS.


The event will begin at 10am and finish at 2.30pm.


“The university has hosted this important event for four years and we are looking forward to welcoming prospective students on to the campus,” said Jacqueline Mayer, Student Recruitment Manager at the University of Lincoln.


For further information about the event please contact John Herbert at Connexions Lincolnshire and Rutland on 01522 875495 or email john.herbert@connexionslr.co.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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