29th March 2006




Prospective students and their parents are being given the chance to get a closer look at the courses and facilities on offer at the University of Lincoln in Hull at an open day on Wednesday 5th April.


Visitors will be able to go on a guided tour around the Hull School of Health and Social Care which is one of the largest in the university and has established an enviable reputation nationally and locally.


Students wanting to find out more about the Hull School of Art and Design are also being invited to the open day.


The university has entered a new partnership with Hull College to redevelop the Hull School of Art & Design with a full range of courses including Graphic Design, Illustration and Television and Film Design.


From August 2006, the-day-to-day management of the school will transfer to Hull College. However, all courses will remain University of Lincoln awards, and successful graduates will receive a University of Lincoln degree.


There will also be talks on the new system of tuition fees for 2006 and the financial help which is available to students.


From 2006 full-time undergraduate Social Work students will be eligible for a non-means tested £4000 bursary per year. Unlike funding from a local education authority (LEA), which is intended to assist with the cost of living, recipients of the bursary grant are free to use the funding as they see appropriate.


There will also be information on student accommodation and the university’s support services.


Registration will take place in the Derek Crothall Building on George Street at 1pm after which there will be an official welcome.


Anyone interested in studying at the University of Lincoln in Hull is welcome to attend. To book a place please contact Rebecca Coulton, Schools Liaison Officer on 01522 886223 or email rcoulton@lincoln.ac.uk


For more information contact:

Kate Strawson, Press Officer

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