June 8th 2006

 

UNIVERSITY TO HOST CONNEXIONS PARENTS’ EVENING

 

Around 300 parents of sixth-form children are expected to visit the University of Lincoln next week for an informative parents’ evening.

 

Parents from all over Lincolnshire will visit the Brayford Pool campus to attend the parents’ evening organised by Connexions Lincolnshire and Rutland on 13th June between 6.30pm and 9.15pm in the university’s architecture building.

 

All those attending have children currently in year 12 who are beginning to think about applying to university.

 

Visitors will hear a number of talks and presentations covering issues such as finance and funding, students support services and what it’s like to study at the University of Lincoln.

 

There will also be advice from John Herbert, Information Manager for Connexions Lincolnshire and Rutland, on filling in the UCAS application form.

 

Visitors will also be able to talk to Connexions staff and use university computers to log on to the UCAS web site.

 

“Applying to university is a big decision for youngsters and often their parents can feel as if they don’t have all the information they need to advise their children,” said Karen Raynes, UK Student Recruitment Manager for the university.

 

“We are pleased to be able to host these events and hope that those attending will leave the university feeling more confident about the whole applications procedure.”

 

Representatives from the university will also be attending similar events on 14th and 15th June at Boston College and Stamford College to give advice and information on the university.

 

For more information contact:

Kate Strawson Press Officer

(01522) 886244 kstrawson@lincoln.ac.uk

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