20th March 2006




Prospective students and their parents are being invited to get an insight into life at the University of Lincoln during an open day on Saturday 25th March.


During the day visitors will be able to find out about the subjects they’re interested in and what it’s like to study at the university by talking to academic tutors and current students.


In addition to information about courses they’ll be presentations on all aspects of student life including university accommodation, student support services, the Students’ Union and fees and funding.


2006 sees the introduction of the government’s new variable system of tuition fees for full-time UK and other EU undergraduate students.


From September 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.


Information about the new arrangements and the financial support being offered to students by the university in the form of bursaries and scholarships will be available on the day.


In addition to the presentations the university has a dedicated ‘Student Crew’ made up of volunteers who are currently studying a variety of courses who will be available to take visitors on campus tours and answer any questions.


Visitors who are interested in courses taught at the Lincoln School of Art and Design buildings within the cathedral quarter are asked to begin their day at the Brayford Pool campus. Shuttle buses will be running between the Brayford site and the cathedral quarter throughout the day.


Those interested in studying at the Lincoln School of Agriculture should start their day at the Riseholme Park campus.


The doors at both campuses open at 9.30am until 4.00pm and visitors are welcome to turn up at any time during the day.


For more information contact:

Kate Strawson Press Officer (01522) 886244.

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