6th October 2005




Prospective students and their parents who are still in the dark about tuition fees can get plenty of information and advice at an open day at the University of Lincoln in Hull this weekend.


The first undergraduate open day of the new academic year will be held at the Derek Crothall Building on George Street on Saturday 8th October.


This year the open days will put a special emphasis on tuition fees and on the bursaries and scholarships which will be available next year.


From September 2006 the University of Lincoln, like most UK universities, will charge students £3,000 a year in tuition fees. However the fees will not be payable until after students graduate, and even then only when they are earning £15,000 or more.


The University of Lincoln is offering financial support to students in the form of bursaries for those on low incomes and university and faculty scholarships.


More information about fees, bursaries and scholarships will be available at the open day, which runs from 10.30am until 4pm.


Registration will take place at George Street from 10.30am to 11am after which there will be an official welcome and a series of talks on student life, the Students’ Union Co-operative, accommodation, student support, tuition fees and student finance.


Lunch will be available between 12.30pm and 1pm and between 1pm and 4pm the Hull School of Art and Design and the Hull School of Health and Social Care will give presentations about the courses they offer.


 “Our open days are always very well attended as they provide the best opportunity for students and their friends ands family to get a feel for life on campus,” said Student Recruitment Manager Karen Raynes.


“Students starting at university next September will be the first to receive the university’s generous new bursaries and scholarships and we will be happy to explain the new system to visitors at the open day.”


For more information contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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