27th July 2005




Applicants who have been offered an undergraduate place within the University of Lincoln’s Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design are getting a head start with their studies over the summer.


A special summer school at the Brayford campus in Lincoln is being run this year for the first time.


It is designed to give students considering studying in Lincoln or Hull a taste of university life, meet the staff and help them to prepare for study at higher education level.


Participants attend a residential programme over a period of two days. The first of these was held on 11th and 12th of July with two more planned for 8th and 9th of August and 5th and 6th September.


Over 100 students attended the first session in July, which taught them how to understand visual communication.


Each residential course consists of a range of lectures, seminars and workshops to help develop visual skills which are central to studying in the fields of Art, Architecture and Design. There are also plenty of opportunities through social activities for the students to get to know each other.


A series of specialist speakers are giving talks on topics designed to stimulate the way the students work and help them to get the most from their time at the Lincoln campus or at the university’s School of Art and Design in Hull.


Students attending the next residential session in August will be shown how to use different media such as printmaking, photography, 3D and drawing materials to develop their own ideas and apply them to defined outcomes.


Paul Middleton, Head of Design, said: “The first residential summer school has been a resounding success and we are all looking forward to the next two sessions. The students have commented on how much they have valued this opportunity and said that all universities should offer summer schools. However, I want to highlight that the credit needs to go to those staff whose hard work has made this happen.”


For more information contact:

Kate Strawson, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886244                       kstrawson@lincoln.ac.uk