University of Lincoln to close Hull campus

The University of Lincoln will close its Hull campus from 2013, as the higher education sector faces cuts in government funding.

The George Street building is believed to need around a £2million investment in order to be brought up to the standards of the Brayford campus buildings.

The University was looking into closing the Hull building since September, and it has now decided to cease activity at the satellite campus in 2013.

“Until then it is business as usual in Hull and current students are not affected,” said a University of Lincoln spokesperson.

“We are no longer recruiting new students to the full-time, three-year BSc Social Work course, but we will still be recruiting to part-time, postgraduate and professional programmes in Hull.”

The University of Lincoln is also considering several other options to save money over the coming years, as budgets are slashed further.

These include the number of campuses it can effectively sustain, what breadth of academic provision it should have, and what further efficiency savings can be made.

The university has seen a 20% increase in student numbers this year, but raising tuition fees up to £9,000 per year from 2012 is inevitable.

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