16th June 2004




Sixth-formers from across the county and beyond will receive help about applying for a university place at an event hosted by the University of Lincoln later this month.


The Lincolnshire Higher Education Fair organised by the University of Lincoln and Connexions Lincolnshire and Rutland will take place in the university sports centre at the Brayford Pool campus on Monday 28th June.


Between 2,500 and 3,000 students are expected to attend the event, which is sponsored by UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service), the Independent and Abbey.


More than 100 stands representing universities and colleges from all over the UK will be staffed and on display in the main sports hall.  Prospectuses for each institution will be available throughout the event.


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


The fair is also open to anyone considering enrolling at university as a mature student.


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


“This is the first stage in the application process for a lot of the students,” said Jacqueline Mayer, Student Recruitment Manager at the University of Lincoln.  “It will give them the opportunity to find out about the wide range of courses available both locally and throughout the UK.”


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


For more information contact:

Lindsey Bird, Assistant Press Officer

01522 886625                                   lbird@lincoln.ac.uk

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