Lincoln School of Art and Design with students

Our Campus

Everything you need on your doorstep.

We have invested £170 million in our award-winning, state-of-the-art Brayford Pool campus, creating a network of innovative, student-centred spaces in a safe, compact and welcoming site. We also plan to spend a further £130 million to improve the student experience further over the next few years. Lincoln is ranked third best University in England for students being able to walk between their accommodation and lectures.

Joseph Banks Laboratories


JBL newThe Joseph Banks Laboratories, opened by Visiting Professor Chris Packham, are the result of a £14 million redevelopment project designed to provide science students in the Schools of Chemistry, Maths and Physics, Life Sciences and Pharmacy with state-of-the-art, professional-standard facilities in which to study at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The design integrates research, teaching and social space into a single, connected learning landscape. 


Science and Innovation Park

Science park plan

The Joseph Banks Laboratories are part of a larger redevelopment project, the Science and Innovation Park. The area will comprise state-of-the-art University facilities, such as the laboratories, as well as space for industry partners to develop new offices and research facilities. This unique approach to industry relations will create a symbiotic learning and development environment, and offer students the benefit of closer links with major employers. 

The Science and Innovation Park is being developed in partnership with the Lincolnshire Co-operative Society.


Lincoln Performing Arts Centre

LPACThe Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC) is an innovative performance venue with a state-of-the-art learning environment for the Lincoln School of Performing Arts.

The LPAC boasts a 450-seat theatre and regularly holds high-profile live performances, including a wide variety of theatre, dance, stand-up comedy and music. Past performances have included Alan Carr, Lee Evans and BBC Radio 4’s Just A Minute.


Enterprise Building

Enterprise Building

Home to the Careers and Employability Service, a dedicated team of qualified advisors who offer students the advice and support to maximise the opportunities available upon graduating. This building is also home to our business incubation unit, Sparkhouse Studios, where entrepreneurial students can access expertise and resources to support a fledgling business.


Media, Humanities & Technology

MHT BuildingThe 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. Siren FM, our on-campus community radio station, is based here. Media Archive for Central England (MACE) is also located in the MHT building.


The David Chiddick Building (Business and Law)

Business and LawThe 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, Architecture and Design

Architecture BuildingDesigned by world-renowned architect Rick Mather, this award-winning £10 million building is the creative and technical hub for courses related to fine art, architecture and design. A range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses are taught here, from Interior Architecture to Urban Design, in a dynamic environment with its own studios, workshops, gallery, café and social areas.


The Science Building

Science BuildingThis state-of-the-art building is home to world-changing research, exceptional students and industry-leading academics. Covering topics as varied as Biochemistry and Forensic Science, the laboratories and specialist equipment are all high-specification. The facilities are also used by external providers and are regularly updated to ensure that the equipment are of the highest quality.


The Engineering Hub

Engineering buildingThe purpose-built Engineering Hub, which opened in 2011, is the first of its kind in the UK for more than 20 years and is the home to the Lincoln School of Engineering. The School works in collaboration with leading global engineering company, Siemens, and is based in a state-of-the-art £37 million development.


East Midlands Media, Technology & Enterprise Centre (EMMTEC)

EMMTECThe EMMTEC is the leading conference facility in Lincolnshire, with a large auditorium, and IT centre of excellence and a research and development space. It attracts high-profile speakers from around the world, hosting an annual programme of events that are open to students and the general public


The Great Central Warehouse Library

GCW LibraryFollowing a £5 million restoration, the the Great Central Warehouse Library has been transformed from an old railway warehouse into a magnificent state-of-the-art learning resource.

The Library provides a wide range of Library services and facilities, as well as support and guidance to students on the use of information services and study skills. We have an excellent student-to-computer ratio and WiFi access across campus. 


Sports and Recreation Centre

Sports CentreThe University’s Sport and Recreation Centre boasts a large selection of modern, specialist facilities. These include a double sports hall, squash, badminton and tennis courts, football and outdoor pitches, a dance studio and saunas.

The site is home to the Human Performance Centre which provides a Regional Centre of Excellence in sport, coaching and exercise science and offers excellent facilities to meet the academic needs of those studying in this area.


The Engine Shed

Engine ShedThe largest live music venue in the region, The Engine Shed is the hub of entertainment on campus. It plays host to globally renowned artists, weekly student parties, club nights and special events. Previous acts to take to the stage for an audience of students include Kings of Leon, Dizzee Rascal, Florence and the Machine, Jason Manford, Russell Kane, Sarah Millican, Rizzle Kicks, Professor Green and Annie Mac.


The Tower Bars

Tower barsA lively and relaxed venue to meet friends, The Tower Bars are a focal point of campus social life. They host a variety of events from the Big Student Quiz to live sport screenings on HD and 3D televisions. Students can enjoy freshly prepared food and enjoy the stunning view across the waterfront through the floor-to-ceiling windows.


Students’ Union

Students' Union SOAP CenterWhile the University looks after your academic welfare and study, the Students’ Union (SU) covers all social aspects of student life. The main SU office is based alongside the Engine Shed and Tower Bars.

The SU offers a range of services to help students get the most out of their time at university, providing opportunities with a voice in political discourse, and the chance to be involved in sports and societies.


The Student Village Accommodation

Student Village‌Lincoln Courts is the stunning waterfront accommodation complex, situated in the heart of the Student Village, a stone’s throw from academic buildings and just a few minutes’ walk from the city centre. The complex is made up of 17 contemporary buildings, each comprising self-catered apartment for between five and eight students.