University and college unite

Local children who took part in a swimming gala held at Lancaster University to mark the official opening of the new sports centre.
Local children who took part in a swimming gala held at Lancaster University to mark the official opening of the new sports centre.

STUDENTS at Lancaster & Morecambe College who apply for a place at Lancaster University will be guaranteed a conditional offer or interview.

In a new partnership announced last week, the university will be working with college students to give them the opportunity to find out what student life is like.

The partnership takes immediate effect and applies to any students currently applying to Lancaster University for entry in September 2012.

Prof Bob McKinlay, the deputy vice-chancellor of Lancaster University said: “I’m delighted Lancaster University is reaching out and establishing this special partnership with Lancaster & Morecambe College.

“Choosing where to go and what to study is a tough decision and as a local university we should be doing all we can to help local students.”

See the Lancaster Guardian (01-12-11) for full story.