The LiNCHigher team will be travelling across the length and breadth of the county this July, making stops at schools and community locations, in an unmissable double decker bus.

The team are expecting to meet at least 1,000 young people and their influencers on their nine day tour and will be offering exciting activities, workshops and the opportunity to ask questions about further and higher education options.

In Lincolnshire, young people are less likely to go into higher education than in other areas of the country despite similar GCSE results. LiNCHigher works across Lincolnshire as part of the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP), funded by the Office for Students (OfS), to change this. It brings together Bishop Grosseteste University and the University of Lincoln with 45 schools, colleges and other local organisations to give inspiration, increase aspiration and support young people in years 9-13 to plan their future education.

The LiNCHigher bus will give these young people an opportunity to participate in social media and cyber safety workshops, produce a podcast and explore their dreams and aspirations to help them make decisions about future courses and jobs.

Naomi Prendergast, LiNCHigher Project Manager, said, “Our team is passionate about helping young people to realise their aspirations and our area engagement officers work in schools throughout the year.

The last week of term is a great time to offer fun activities and leave young people with positive messages to take away for the summer.

We’re also really looking forward to meeting everyone at our weekend stops too. Lincolnshire is a large county so we wanted to make it easy for young people and their families by bringing the bus to them. Pop in for a chat, have a go at the activities and pick up a goody bag!”

LiNCHigher will be running a competition during the bus tour and will be offering the chance every day to win a VIP trip to a UK university or further education of their choice*. Entrants will need to spot and take a photo of the LiNCHigher bus and share on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #spotthebus. Follow the LiNCHigher social media pages for more information.

The full itinerary for the week is as follows;



Saturday 14 July

University of Lincoln Undergraduate Open Day, Lincoln

Sunday 15 July

Bransby Horses, Lincoln

Monday 16 July

King Edward VI Academy, Spilsby

Somercotes Academy, North Somercotes

Tuesday 17 July

Bishop Burton College, Lincoln

Wednesday 18 July

Priory Ruskin Academy, Grantham

Walton Girls High School, Grantham

Thursday 19 July

Boston Grammar, Boston

Haven High, Boston

Friday 20 July

Queen Elizabeth’s High School, Gainsborough

Saturday 21 July

Marshalls Yard, Gainsborough

Sunday 22 July

The Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary and Wildlife Centre

For further information, please contact Helen Lee on 01522 585623 or email

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*VIP visit to include travel and, if required, Travelodge accommodation (or equivalent) for one night for one young person and their parent/carer(s). University can be located in England or Scotland. LiNCHigher will make arrangements for a university tour which must be attended. Young person will be required to report back to LiNCHigher further to university visit and share their story.

29th June 2018