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2nd June 2009, 9:24am
Higher education fair at University of Lincoln
2009 HE Fair More than 3,000 school and college students are set to attend a higher education fair at the University of Lincoln.

The Universityís Brayford campus will host the Lincolnshire UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) HE Convention on Tuesday 16 June 2009.

Representatives from around 100 British higher education institutions will be present to outline the choices available to sixth-form, college and mature students.

Visitors can pick up prospectuses, talk to academics and students and attend talks on issues such as the UCAS application process and financial support for students.

Current Lincoln students will also shed light on the realities of university life and the benefits of considering a gap year before starting a degree.

Academics from the University of Lincolnís faculties will give an insight into the content of courses in areas such as business, law, journalism and forensic science, as well as outlining possible career paths.

The event has been organised by the University in conjunction with Lincolnshire County Council and UCAS. It is the ninth year running that Lincoln has hosted the fair.

Karen Raynes, Senior Student Recruitment Officer at the University of Lincoln, said: ďThe UCAS HE Convention brings universities from across the country together in one place. It makes it the most straightforward way for students, teachers and parents to find out more about higher education, whether itís choosing the right university, finding the best course or accessing financial support. The event is not just open to school and college parties either - members of the public are welcome to come along on the day too.Ē
The Lincolnshire UCAS HE Convention takes place from 10am-2pm on Tuesday 16 June at the Engine Shed and Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC) on the University of Lincolnís Brayford campus.

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