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The University of Lincoln
The University of Lincoln, based in the city of Lincoln, has origins tracing back to 1861. The Independent newspaper has described the University as "the best thing to happen to Lincoln since the Romans" and it has rapidly moved up in the university rankings, having risen 60 places in 4 years. The Sunday Times newspaper, responsible for The Times Good University Guide, has described the University's progression as "the most dramatic transformation of a university in recent times" and it is often rated among the UK's top ten modern universities. Additionally, Lincoln students are some of the most satisfied in the UK, with the University rated in the top 30 for student experience.
Lincoln is highly regarded for its innovative 'Student as Producer' approach to teaching, learning and engagement, with the University’s hands-on approach including real-world scenarios that enable students to develop transferable skills and work collaboratively with staff and fellow students to generate ideas and solve problems creatively.
QS World Ranking (2021)
Times Higher Education (2020)
Shanghai Ranking (2020)
Complete University Guide (2021)
Guardian League Table (2021)
Teaching Excellence Framework
Green Credentials (2019)
Young vs Mature
Male vs Female
Brayford Pool Campus is Lincoln University’s main campus, with two smaller campuses nearby - Holbeach Campus is dedicated to Food Manufacture while Riseholme Park campus (located about 3 miles away from Brayford) is dedicated to Agriculture. Opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1996, Brayford Pool Campus was the first new city centre campus to be built in the UK for decades. More than £150 million has been invested in the campus, revitalising the area and attracting investment from the retail, leisure and property sectors.
Lincoln is a historic city famed for its cathedral with independent boutique shopping, great arts and culture, and a wealth of places to eat and drink. The city is easily walkable with one of its roads, Steep Hill, being voted Britain's Great Street in 2012.
The University of Lincoln was established from a number of educational institutions in Hull including the Hull School of Art, the Hull Technical Institute, the Roman Catholic teacher-training Endsleigh College, the Hull Central College of Commerce and Kingston upon Hull College of Education. In 1976 these institutions merged to form Hull College of Higher Education and after gaining university status in 1992, it was known as the University of Humberside until 1996 and the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside until 2001, when it adopted its present name. In 2002 the University moved its main campus from Hull.
Colleges & Schools
College of Arts
- School of Architecture & Design
- School of English & Journalism
- Lincoln School of Film & Media
- School of Fine & Performing Arts
- School of History & Heritage
College of Science
- School of Chemistry
- School of Computer Science
- School of Engineering
- School of Life Sciences
- School of Mathematics and Physics
- School of Pharmacy
- National Centre for Food Manufacturing
- Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology
College of Social Science
- Lincoln Business School
- School of Education
- School of Health and Social Care
- Professional Development Centre
- Lincoln Law School
- School of Psychology
- School of Social & Political Sciences
- School of Sport and Exercise Science
In the 2014 REF, more than half of the University's research was judged as ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world leading’. Reflecting substantial investments made in developing science and health research at the University, Lincoln was placed second for quality of outputs in ‘Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science’ and tenth for ‘Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy’.
International & Industrial Opportunities
The University is involved in the Erasmus+ programme offering the opportunity for you to study in Europe as part of your degree.
The University of Lincoln is award winning for employer engagement and excellent links to industry mean that during many of the courses students have the opportunity to undertake relevant work placements, get industry-specific career advice, hear from business experts and take part in relevant trips and visits.
UK/EU Students (2020/2021)
Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. The Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship , worth £10,000, is available to one student demonstrating exceptional academic ability and commitment to their subject. Other high-achieving applicants can also receive an Excellence Scholarship worth £1,000 each.
A sports scholarship of up to £1,000 is available to ten individual applicants per academic year. Students must fulfil the normal academic requirements of their course, participate at a national or international level in a sport recognised by Sport England, and be prepared to represent the University of Lincoln in a sporting and ambassadorial role.
The are a number of bursaries available to students at Lincoln offered by private organisations. These includes bursaries offered by Siemens worth more than £15,000 over three years to engineering applicants who make Lincoln their first choice.
The University’s Great Central Warehouse Library, a state-of-the-art learning resource magnificently transformed from an old railway warehouse, is open 24/7 during busy periods and offers: more than 260,000 books and ebooks; 44,000 print and ejournals; specialist collections; and audio and visual archives. The University bookshop, based within the library, offers discounts for students. The library provides a wide range of practical support for students’ learning development, including one-to-one drop-in sessions and scheduled workshops.
The Brayford Pool Campus houses a plethora of facilities designed for the subject-specific needs of students. The Joseph Banks Laboratories are designed to provide science students in the Schools of Chemistry, Maths and Physics, Life Sciences and Pharmacy with state-of-the-art, professional-standard laboratories, workshops, and the latest equipment and technology. The Lincoln Performing Arts Centre boasts a 450-seat theatre and regularly holds high-profile live performances, including a wide variety of theatre, dance, stand-up comedy and music. The Media, Humanities and Technology building is fully equipped to industry standards with media suites providing the latest broadcast television, radio and sound equipment, as well as television and photographic studios and radio editing suites. The David Chiddick Building, home to the Lincoln Law and Business Schools, opened in 2011. It is a student-centred space, complete with ‘learning lounges’, lecture theatres, social spaces and a moot court for students to practice advocacy. Art, design and architecture students have access to their own studios, workshops, gallery, café and social areas in their award-winning £10 million building designed by world-renowned architect Rick Mather.
The University has its own Sports and Recreation Centre where students have access to an extensive range of fitness facilities, including five-a-side football and outdoor pitches; squash , badminton and tennis courts; volleyball, basketball and netball courts; a dance studio; saunas; a double sports hall; and a well-equipped gym.
The Lincoln Students’ Union, named SU of the year at the 2014 NUS awards, provides opportunities for students to develop new skills, gain valuable experience and meet new people. There are currently over 3,500 students involved in over 120 student-led sports clubs and societies at the university. The Engine Shed, the largest live music venue in the region, is the hub of entertainment on the Brayford Pool campus. It hosts globally renowned artists, weekly student parties, club nights and special events. The waterfront venue, The Tower Bars, are also a focal point of campus social life. They host a variety of events such as the Big Student Quiz and live sport.
The University offers a multitude of volunteering opportunities within the Students' Union by offering you the chance to become a committee member for a sports club or society, an SU Helper, or an SU Officer while they can also help students to organise placements in the local community or with a well-established charity.
The Lincoln Award is offered to each student and is an achievement framework designed to support, enhance and recognise extra-curricular activities. The award is tailored to each subject and each student is guided through the award by recommendations from their College's Careers Advisor. This support ensures students to make the most of the opportunities available and reach their full potential.
Religion & Spirituality
Based in the Student Wellbeing Centre, the Chaplaincy Service is there to support students in their journey of faith, practice of their own faith, or exploration of faith, regardless of their religious background. Students can pray, meditate and talk things over with the Chaplain who has strong connections with the local community and different communities of faith, and can advise on local places of worship, student faith societies, and how faith interacts with academic life. They can also offer advice and and assistance in finding nearby places of worship.
Health & Wellbeing
The Health Centre on campus offers appointments with doctors and nurses. The Student Wellbeing Centre offers a counselling service that providers confidential support, advice and guidance on issues that may affect your study, including disabilities, specific learning differences, mental health or medical conditions. This is free, confidential and open to all students where you can speak to professionally trained counsellors about any personal concerns that are affecting or worrying you.
Lincoln’s Disability Service can help anyone with a disability or specific need including: advice and guidance on accessing support for study skills and learning strategies; screening and assisting with obtaining a diagnostic assessment for dyslexia; information on Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs); assessments of course-related and IT needs; and advice on personal matters relating to your disability.
The University’s Careers & Employability Team offers qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University and once you graduate. This service includes one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise your future opportunities. There are also job-hunting, CV building, job application and interview technique workshops, along with an employer mentoring scheme. In addition to advertising graduate positions, the Careers & Employability Team organises a range of careers-related events throughout the year including an annual employability fair, and a student and graduate recruitment fair.
Lincoln's Job Shop offers students the ability to search for the latest part-time paid positions and work experience opportunities. Dedicated advisers are on hand to help you increase your chances of securing part-time employment, which, where possible, relates to the course and students career aspirations.
If you are interested in starting a business Lincoln's award-winning business incubation centre, Sparkhouse, recognised as a ‘Best Practice’ incubator by UK Business Incubation, is uniquely placed to support the development of your ideas when starting a business. The Centre provides accommodation, business support and links to other agencies and professional services to help your business develop and succeed. The Enterprise Inc. programme operates through the Centre and provides a bursary scheme to allow students to develop their ideas in a challenging but supportive environment.
The University's Career Wednesdays programme runs on Wednesday afternoons throughout term time and aims to help you enhance your employability and knowledge of the labour market. The events include a combination of employer-led presentations by large graduate recruiters such as Coca Cola, Siemens and the Civil Service, as well as job search and employability workshops, industry-specific sessions and general information and advice.
Students can join the Employability Mentoring Scheme, a project which pairs students with senior staff and professionals from leading regional companies. Students gain support and guidance via one-to-one meetings and shadow their mentor at work, allowing them to gain a real insight into their chosen sector.
The University’s enterprise and entrepreneurship society runs events on a fortnightly basis throughout term time to help students and graduates learn about business and the benefits of self employment. Led by professionals from industry, hands-on workshops give you a chance to put into practice some of the theories you are being taught. Alongside this, monthly social events offer an opportunity to network with local businesses.
Self-catered (per week) (2020/2021)
Lincoln Courts, a stunning waterfront accommodation complex, is situated on campus in the centre of the Student Village. Students are close to the University’s academic buildings, Student Support Centre and the Students’ Union, with the city centre a short walk away. The complex is made up of 17 contemporary buildings of self-catered apartments which house five to eight students, most of which are en-suite. Rent includes heating and electricity, personal possessions insurance and WiFi with facilities including a launderette, bicycle storage and 24-hour on-campus security.
The University also offers accommodation in Residential Partnership Halls and University Associate Halls all within fifteen-minute walk of Brayford Pool campus. All rooms are self-catered and en-suite, however there is a range of accommodation available to suit different budgets and tastes.
English Language Requirements
If English is not your first language, Lincoln requires a minimum level (IELTS) of 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
The University welcomes students from more than 100 countries. As an international student, you can gain advice through the Student Advice Service on housing, university issues and employment, while the International Advice Team can offer advice on visas and immigration.
If you don't meet the entry requirements, the International Study Centre offers an international degree preparation course in Business and Management, Computer Science, Engineering and Media Studies. This course combines modules from your chosen subject with language and study skills, enabling you to progress directly into the second year of an undergraduate degree at the University of Lincoln, providing you meet the further entry criteria.
The English Language Centre provides a range of support to help students improve their English language skills inclduing pre-sessional English language and study skills courses; in-sessional English for academic purposes; language support throughout the academic year; and a drop-in service for students requiring English language assistance.