26th November 2004




An exciting web site run by a student at the University of Lincoln is showing its support for the current broadcast of the university’s Siren radio station.


Siren’s web broadcast, which runs until 19th December, is being promoted on the Lincoln Life web site which aims to depict student life from a student perspective.


Jonathon London (20) from Colchester in Essex is in the second year of his degree in Business Studies at the university, and started the web site as his own business which aims to advertise local organisations and commerce.


The site was launched in March and features a nightlife image archive, a second-hand book store, competitions, bar and film reviews and a forthcoming mobile phone photo archive.


The web site may also be hosting an eBay-styled forum where students can buy and sell items, and Jonathon has already received positive feedback from his approaches to local businesses.


The web site has also had support from both the Students’ Union Co-operative and Maria Lyon, events co-ordinator at the university’s Delph Bar which Jonathon helps to promote.


Jonathon is pleased to be working with Siren and has added a direct link from the Lincoln Life web site which allows web-surfers to listen to the radio station live online.


“Students go to the library to kill time and not just to work, so by visiting the web site they can learn more about the city of Lincoln and local businesses,” he said.


“I am currently looking to expand the site to other universities and have collaborated with two students at Portsmouth University who will be launching a similar site to Lincoln Life early next year.”


The web site is already online and can be viewed by visiting www.lincolnlife.co.uk. Anyone interested in advertising on the web site should call 01206 390080.


For more information contact:

Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625                                   mcross@lincoln.ac.uk

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