24th September 2003




Around 250 visitors are expected to look round the newly refurbished Hull campus of the University of Lincoln next weekend.


The university will be staging its first open day of the new academic year on Saturday 4th October to allow sixth-formers and others to talk to academics and view the facilities.


The city centre campus will be open from 9.30am until 4pm and welcome talks for visitors will be given at 10am and 1.30pm. Registration takes place at the Derek Crothall Building on George Street.


Visitors will be given the opportunity to take campus tours and attend information sessions on student support, learning resources and student life.


Academics from all disciplines will be on hand to talk to students individually about their options. Among the courses represented will be Social Work, Computing, Media Technology, Animation, Illustration and Digital and Interactive Television.


Visitors to the open day will be able to view the refurbished Derek Crothall Building on George Street where a £2 million investment has provided new computer suites, a new lecture theatre and enhanced teaching areas.


“It’s one thing to look up university information in a prospectus or on the Internet, but you only really get a sense of a place when you visit,” said organiser Jacqueline Mayer.


“Our open days are relaxed, informal and really enjoyable, and they are a tremendous opportunity for students to check out the facilities at first hand.”


For further information contact Jacqueline Mayer on 01522 886046, email jmayer@lincoln.ac.uk or visit our website at www.lincoln.ac.uk/opendays


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University of Lincoln (tel: 01522 886042)                     email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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