14th January 2000
PUPILS TO GET A TASTE OF UNIVERSITY LIFE
School pupils from Nottinghamshire will be given an idea of what student life is all about when they visit the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside next week.
Four hundred pupils from Mansfield, Newark, Hucknall and Sutton-in-Ashfield will take part in a series of ACE Days (Aiming for a College Education) which are designed to give school pupils a taste of how higher education works.
The taster days at the university’s Lincoln and the Hull campuses will feature a range of interactive ‘lessons’ - from language learning and media production to tourism and psychology - which aim to show the pupils that learning can be fun.
“The day will be spent showing the youngsters how enjoyable life is at university,” commented the schools liaison manager Ann Spencer. “The pupils will be using the latest technology to sample mock lessons, and we hope that it will open their eyes a little bit to the opportunities higher education can offer.”
The programme of ACE Days at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside is part-funded by the North Nottinghamshire TEC.
The full programme is as follows:
Monday 17th Jan Meden School, Mansfield Hull
Tuesday 18th Jan Holgate School, Hucknall Lincoln
Wednesday 19th Jan Sherwood Hall School, Mansfield Lincoln
Wednesday 19th Jan Sutton Centre, Sutton-in-Ashfield Hull
Thursday 20th Jan Manor School, Mansfield Lincoln and Hull
Friday 21st January Grove School, Newark Hull
Monday 24th Jan Garibaldi School, Mansfield Lincoln
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For more information contact:
Press and Media Relations Manager
University of Lincolnshire & Humberside (tel: 01522 886042)