The number of students wanting to study at Lincoln increased by more than a quarter. The University of Lincoln has seen a huge increase in the number of applications for this September. The record number, from the UK and abroad, is the highest in the University’s history.
The Health Protection Agency is planning an urgent meeting with the University of Lincoln following the death of a student from TB. Craig White who was 21 and from Boston, died just over a week ago, but until today the cause of his death was unknown.
An inquest into Craig's death has been opened and adjourned. Kate Hemingway reports:
A post-mortem examination is to be held to establish the cause of death of a Lincolnshire student in which meningitis may have been a factor.
Craig White, 21, from Boston, was in his third year of a journalism degree at the University of Lincoln when he died on Wednesday.
It is believed doctors told his family that meningitis may have been a factor in his death.
A post-mortem examination is to be carried out today (Monday 17th December).
The University of Lincoln is proving to be popular with A-Level students considering doing a degree there. So far this year 10,000 people have visited the Brayford Campus and today they are staging an extra open day to meet demand.
– Elly Sample, University of Lincoln
Interest in our three open days so far has been incredibly high with students travelling from across the UK to tour our facilities, speak to our staff and students and see our beautiful city.
We know there are many students out there who weren't able to make it to our previous open days. We have decided to hold this extra open day midweek so that anyone who would like to visit us but hasn't been able to do so will have that opportunity.
The University of Lincoln, and the University of Sheffield have been named as two of Siemens' principal partner universities.
The status is to honour their working relationships and to acknowledge their goals to develop future engineering graduates and encourage research and innovation.
Over the next few days thousands of students from the University of Lincoln will attend their graduation ceremonies in the city.
Today politician Tonny Benn will receive his honourary degree.
Lincoln is to get a new science and innovation park thanks to joint plans by the city's university and the Lincolnshire Co-operative. The two organisations are working together on an ambitious development to convert a ten-acre site in the centre of the city which is currently disused.
It is hoped the multi-million pound project on Green Lane near Tritton Road will become a world-class centre for science and technology expertise and will also house the university's proposed new School of Pharmacy which aims to address a shortfall in the number of pharmacists in the area.
If you are unfit and over-30, then you can benefit from being nagged by family and friends.
A study claims people who are inactive need regular reminders and pestering by spouses and children.
The media and GPs appear to play a similar role, providing 'alarm bells' to shock those who are unfit about the potential consequences ofa sedentary lifestyle.
– Richard Keegan, School of Sport, Coaching and Exercise Science at the University of Lincoln
The aim of this study was to help people examine their lifestyle as a whole and establish what the key factors are in influencing their activity levels. The good news is that the study suggests once you are active and healthy, you no longer need nagging. Most importantly, however, the suggestion that 'nagging is good' should only be applied to getting healthy and active!