10th March 2005

 

UNIVERSITY TO HOST CONNEXIONS PARENTS’ EVENING

 

Around 300 parents of sixth-form children are expected to visit the University of Lincoln next week for an informative parents’ evening.

 

Parents from all over Lincolnshire will visit the Brayford Pool campus to attend a parents’ evening organised by Connexions Lincolnshire and Rutland on Monday 14th March between 6pm and 9pm in the university’s architecture building.

 

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

 

Visitors will hear a selection of talks including those on student finance by Kath Hunt of Lincolnshire County Council and a parents’ talk by Ian Barnes, Head of Corporate Strategy at the University of Lincoln.

 

There will also be advice from John Herbert, Information Manager for Connexions Lincolnshire and Rutland, on filling in the UCAS application form.

 

Visitors will also be 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 Karen Raynes, UK Student Recruitment Manager for the university.

 

“We are pleased to be able to host this event and we hope that those attending will leave the university feeling more confident about the whole applications procedure.”

 

For more information or to reserve a place at the parents’ evening, contact Connexions Lincolnshire on 0800 16 30 26.

 

 

For more information contact:

Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625                       mcross@lincoln.ac.uk

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