17th June 2004




Around 300 parents of sixth-form children visited the University of Lincoln last night (Wednesday) for an information evening.


Parents from all over Lincolnshire visited the Brayford Pool campus to attend a parents’ evening organised by Connexions Lincolnshire and Rutland.


All those attending have children currently in year 12 who are beginning to think about applying to university.


They heard a talk on student finance by Cheryl Moore of Lincolnshire County Council, a parents’ talk by University of Lincoln careers adviser Mandy Jones and advice from John Herbert of Connexions Lincolnshire and Rutland on filling in the UCAS application form.


Visitors to the event were also able to talk to Connexions staff and use university computers to log on to the UCAS web site.


“Applying to university is a big decision for youngsters and often their parents can feel as if they don’t have all the information they need to advise their children,” said a university spokesman.


“We were pleased to be able to host this event and we hope that those attending went away feeling more confident about the whole applications procedure.”


For more information contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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