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 the University of Lincoln’s open day this weekend.


The first undergraduate open day of the new academic year will be held at the Brayford Pool campus 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 9.30am until 4pm.


The open day is based at Brayford Pool but for students who wish to visit the other Lincoln campuses a shuttle bus and guided tours will be provided.


As well as giving visitors the opportunity to see the facilities and talk to course tutors, the open day will feature talks on student issues and tours of the student village.


“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 details visit www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/opendays/he-index.htm


For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk