Located in the heart of England, the University of Lincoln has developed an international reputation for excellent graduate employment, high student satisfaction and world-class research. With a thriving community of over 14,000 students, the University welcomes scholars from more than 90 nationalities, enabling students to benefit from a truly globalised learning experience.
World Class Learning
Named among the top 10 modern universities in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015, the University of Lincoln offers over 200 study programmes set within the heart of an award winning city centre campus.
With a growing reputation for academic excellence, a number of programmes at Lincoln feature in the top 25 in the UK according to The Times, The Guardian and The Complete University Guide 2016, including Media, Engineering, Journalism, Hospitality and Tourism, Art and Design, Marketing, International Relations and Animal Welfare and Behaviour.
High Student Satisfaction
The University has some of the most satisfied students in the UK and is placed within the top third nationally for student satisfaction as ranked by its students, based on the average score for all questions in the National Student Survey 2015. Across NSS, a number of programmes feature in the top 20% nationally for satisfaction, including Journalism, Psychology, Drama, English, Sport and Exercise Science.
Excellent Employment Prospects
Nine out of ten of Lincoln’s most recent graduates were in work or further study six months after finishing their course, with two thirds in graduate level roles.
Lincoln ranks in the top 20 for graduate prospects in a number of subject areas in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015 with Engineering rated number one.
Historic City Location
Lincoln is recognised as one of the world's great historic cities with a rich heritage dating back over 2,000 years. With its medieval castle and one of the finest cathedrals in Europe, the city is steeped in history and fame and is home to the cobbled Steep Hill, which was named one of the prettiest streets in Britain by the Daily Telegraph.
Lincoln is one of the safest and friendliest cities in the UK with its main attractions within a short walk of the city centre. The combination of a vibrant atmosphere and warm community feel makes the city a fantastic place in which to live and study.
With its central location, the city of Lincoln is within easy access of London, Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield and Leeds, with the city’s train and bus station a 5 minute walk from campus. What’s more, London’s King’s Cross station is less than two hours away by train with the city also within easy reach of a number of airports for domestic, European and international flights.
Award Winning City Centre Campus
Situated next to the picturesque Brayford Pool marina, the University campus is a few minutes’ walk from the thriving city centre and has benefited from over £150 million in investment across campus. Some of the Universities industry-standard, state-of-the-art teaching spaces include:
- The Media, Humanities and Technology Buildingisfully equipped to industry standards with television studios, photographic laboratories and radio editing suites.
- The award-winning Architecture Building designed by the internationally renowned Architect Rick Mather is home to state of the art learning resources including rapid prototyping, computer-aided design software and 3D laser cutting equipment.
- Joseph Banks and the School of Science buildings house the very latest scientific research facilities including Nuclear Magnetic Resonance machinery, Mass Spectrometers and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry, alongside many more high-specification instruments.
- The Human Performance Centre provides a Regional Centre of Excellence in Sport, Coaching and Exercise Science with facilities including Physiology and Biochemistry Laboratories andBiomechanics and Motor control testing suites.
- The Engineering Hub, the first purpose-built facility of its kind in the UK for more than 20 years is home to Siemens Research and Development facilities
- The Business and Law Building is home to a range of purpose built lecture theatres, IT labs, workshop rooms and a moot court. The building also houses the Lincolnshire Leadership and Management Centre, a dedicated facility for regional businesses and organisations to network anddevelop.
- The University Library, a stunning award-winning learning resource which is home to over 300,000 learning resources and is open 24/7 during peak periods throughout the year.
- The Enterprise Building home to the University’s Careers & Employability Service.
- The Sports and Recreation Centre, offering on-site sports and fitness facilities, five-a-side pitches, badminton courts, saunas and a gym.
- Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, which boasts a 450-seat theatre and regularly stages plays, comedies and concerts.
- The Engine Shed and Tower Bars, which with a capacity of 1,750 form the heart of social life on campus.
- The Student Village is a stunning waterfront accommodation complex based on campus
- Riseholme Park: Just three miles north of Lincoln, the Riseholme Park is home to the University's agriculture and land-based study programmes. The Riseholme Estate has more than 20 hectares of mixed woodlands and extensive water features, making it a stunning and peaceful location in which to study.
- Holbeach: The campus that was originally started as a vocational training centre has grown into an internationally-recognised provider of undergraduate and postgraduate education and research centre. The National Centre for Food Manufacturing at Holbeach offers students excellent specialist management and training courses in the areas of food manufacture, agriculture and horticulture.
Lincoln is proud to be home to world-leading researchers who are making profound contributions to their respective fields. More than half of the research submitted by Lincoln to the national Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 was judged to be internationally excellent or world-leading with projects as diverse as medical imaging technology in the fight against cancer to artificial intelligence in robotics.
Best Students' Union Award
The University of Lincoln’s Students Union is home to a thriving network of clubs and societies and offers an eclectic mix of activities and events across the academic calendar.
Both on and off campus, students can benefit from the following Student Union led activities:
- 120+sports clubs and societies including rugby, mountaineering, sky diving and archery
- Academic Specific Societies including Business, Politics, Arts, Psychology and Law
- International Student community groups including the Chinese Scholars Association, VietSoc and the Afro Carribean Society
- Multi Faith Groups including Christian Union, Islamic and Sikh
- Regular social trips both in the UK and overseas
- Graduation balls, club nights and live music entertainment
- 2 on campus bars
The Union also offers a range of specialist support services to students including:
- Academic support and representation
- Housing and financial advice
- Careers and volunteering support
- Health and wellbeing
To find out more information on the University of Lincoln’s award winning Students Union, please visit their website by clicking here.
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