24th September 2003




More than 1,000 visitors are expected to look round 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 to talk to academics and view the facilities.


Open days at the university are always well attended and next week’s promises to be no different – 900 students and their family and friends have already indicated they will be attending.


The university’s main building will be open from 9.30am until 4pm and welcome talks for visitors will be given at 10am, 11.20am, 12.40am and 2pm.


Visitors will be given the opportunity to take campus tours and hear presentations on a number of topics including accommodation, student support and talks for parents.


Academics from all disciplines will be on hand to talk to students individually about their options. Among the courses represented will be Games Computing, Forensic Science, Recreation and Tourism, Complementary Medicine, History, Politics and Drama.


Visitors to the open day will be able to view halls of residence, science laboratories and sports and leisure facilities and coaches will be laid on for those who wish to see the facilities at Riseholme Park and the Cathedral Campus.


“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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