9th May 2005




The last open day this year aimed at school leavers applying for university will be held at the University of Lincoln this weekend.


Open days on campus are always extremely popular and the organisers are expecting another 1,500 visitors to call in at the university on Saturday (14th May).


The University of Lincoln stages five open days every year to enable prospective students to see for themselves the facilities, the campus layout and the city where they could be studying for three years.


They will also get the opportunity to meet lecturers from their chosen course and chat to them about the curriculum and the study resources available.


On top of that there are also talks on student finance, talks for parents and tours of university accommodation. Doors open at 9.30am for registration and welcome talks take place throughout the day.


Guided tours will take visitors round many of the facilities including student accommodation, the new Great Central Warehouse Library, the media facilities, the architecture building, the science centre and the sports centre.


Students wishing to visit the Lincoln School of Art & Design or the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture at Riseholme should report to Brayford Pool where bus tours will leave at regular intervals.


“Prospectuses and web sites are all very well but there’s no substitute for a visit to the real thing,” said Karen Raynes, UK Student Recruitment Manager at the University of Lincoln.


Many of the students who will be visiting this weekend have already been offered a place at the university but it’s not too late for anyone to come along and find out more about the university.


You do not need to book a place on the open day but for more information call Karen Raynes on 01522 886046 or visit http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/opendays/index.htm


For more information contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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