29th June 2006




Choosing the right university can seem like a difficult decision to make especially when taking into account the governments’ new system of tuition fees and student funding being introduced for 2006.


To make things clearer the University of Lincoln is opening its doors on Wednesday 5th July to potential students and their parents who want to find out what they can expect to pay and the financial assistance available to them.


According to Student Recruitment Manager Karen Raynes as well as providing information on financial matters the open day will give visitors a valuable insight into university life in general.


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


“To help students support themselves while studying the University of Lincoln is offering varying amounts of funding depending on the course you wish to study, your A level grades and your household income.


“All successful applicants will receive a scholarship of £500 for each completed year of study. Further special scholarships of £500 will also be available for high achieving students. Neither of these scholarships has to be paid back.”


Other presentations on the day will cover all aspects of university life including accommodation and life at the University of Lincoln from a student’s point of view.


Visitors will also 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.


The open day is from 10am until 4.00pm and visitors are advised to turn up at 10am for the start of the day. Visitors interested in animal or equine courses will be taken up to Riseholme in the afternoon.


For more information contact:

Kate Strawson Press Officer

(01522) 886244 kstrawson@lincoln.ac.uk

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