The University of Lincoln has a long and historic tradition of high standards of teaching, with roots going back to the Hull College of Art in 1861. It was the first new city-centre campus built in the UK for many decades when the first building at the Brayford Pool campus was opened in 1996 by Her Majesty the Queen, and it was a dramatic development that has improved standards for the university and the city as a whole. The modern learning environment has added new buildings over the years and is currently ranked within the top 10 universities in the UK for student satisfaction. It is just a short walk from our Lincoln student accommodation, whichever property you choose to live in.
These high levels of student satisfaction are underpinned by inspirational and innovative teaching. On top of that there are high quality teaching facilities located within a beautiful, historic city to make for a serene and motivating student experience. The university has also been awarded Gold in the UK’s national Teaching Excellence Framework, as one of only 59 higher education providers to receive the highest possible accolade out of almost 300 that entered. At the Great Central Warehouse Library students have access to nearly 250,000 books and e-books, as well as over 200,000 print and electronic journals and specialist collections.
World class facilities throughout the university and Students’ Union are geared towards helping students achieve whatever they desire, with help available to find part-time jobs whilst they study, or work experience positions through the Student Job Shop. You’ll also find specialist assistance within each department – so for instance students of science and engineering have an engineering hub and specialist laboratories for research purposes, Health and Social Care students, alongside Psychology students have access to sleep laboratories, clinical suites and a specialist BabyLab to study child development, and students of the Arts can utilise studios and workshops with 3D printers, laser cutting resources and video and audio editing suites.
The Students’ Union offers over 100 clubs, societies and sports to explore, and there are over 3,500 students involved each year. If you are interested in volunteering there is an extensive network in the local area, including Lincoln Fire and Rescue Training, and support services for victims of domestic abuse. In 2019, a collaboration between the University of Lincoln and the University of Nottingham saw a new medical school open, based in Lincoln. It is an exciting development, which adds to the potential for students living in the city.
Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) is recognised for its high employability over a consistent period of time, as well as Gold TEF award notes praising its student satisfaction rates. Set in the heart of Lincoln, the campus has been established for over 150 years, and is named after Bishop Robert Grosseteste, a 13th-century Bishop of Lincoln. The foundations of the main building include air-raid shelters from the Second World War, as well as archaeology from both the medieval and roman periods.
The Student Union is an independent registered charity, and although small when compared with the University of Lincoln SU, it has established a wide range of interesting clubs and societies for students to take part in, including poker, psychology, and performing arts. Students can also explore various sports clubs to take part at a local or national level.
There is also Lincoln College, which features business-led, career focused courses.