30th June 2004




Records were broken at the University of Lincoln on Monday when over 4,000 people attended the annual Lincolnshire Higher Education Convention.


Over 4,000 sixth-formers from across the county and beyond visited the fair which was the biggest ever attendance for the event.


Students received help about applying for a university place with more than 100 stands representing universities and colleges from all over the UK in attendance.


The event was organised by the University of Lincoln and Connexions Lincolnshire and Rutland and sponsored by UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service), the Independent and Abbey.


“We felt this year’s Higher Education Convention was probably the best yet,” said John Herbert, Information Manager at Connexions Lincolnshire and



“All the months of planning paid off and made it a great day for both students and representatives from higher institutions.”


The University of Lincoln has hosted the event since 2000.


Jacqueline Mayer, Student Recruitment Manager at the University of Lincoln, said: “We are delighted to host this annual event.  We always look forward to it because it is great to see so many excited youngsters enjoying the facilities and taking their first steps on the road to a university education.”


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



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Lindsey Bird, Assistant Press Officer

01522 886625                                   lbird@lincoln.ac.uk

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