16th March 2005




Over 110 higher education institutions will exhibit at the Lincolnshire Higher Education Fair next Tuesday (22nd March).


Hosted for the fifth year running by the University of Lincoln, the event will gather together displays from HE providers nationwide.


The event, organised by UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service), Connexions and the university, will be visited by almost 4,000 students from over 40 Lincolnshire sixth-form schools and colleges.


Students will have the opportunity to speak to representatives from the many institutions, collect prospectuses and to attend talks presented by the different universities. 


These talks are given by experts on various topics and include subjects such as communication and media, teaching and art and design.  Also available are general talks including UCAS applications, fees, grants and loans and how to get the most out of student life.


“The Lincolnshire Higher Education Fair will be an ideal opportunity for sixth-form students from the local area to research their options before they look to applying to university through UCAS,” said Rebecca Coulton the university’s Schools Liaison and Recruitment Officer.


“There are many options available and we feel that it is important that students get the opportunity to obtain information on all those on offer.”


The fair takes place in the university sports centre and will be open from 10.00am until 2.30pm.


It is part of a national calendar of events which take place throughout the UK and is sponsored by UCAS, The Independent and Abbey.


For further information please contact Rebecca Coulton, Schools Liaison and Recruitment Officer on 01522 886223 or email rcoulton@lincoln.ac.uk.


For more information contact:

Gill Noakes, Assistant Press Officer

01522 886244                         gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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