Lincoln School of Design

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Welcome to the Lincoln School of Design

Through instilling in our design students a thoughtful and critical approach to the way they think about design and apply their creative skills, we aim to prepare them to be leaders in the creative industries.

As part of a vibrant and innovative University, our students have the opportunity to mix with peers outside of the visual arts, socially and through multi-disciplinary teamwork. We are a design school within a dynamic University, with all the considerable benefits this brings. Situated in the heart of a beautiful and historic city, the University of Lincoln has established an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research.

The University of Lincoln is ranked 5th in the UK in The Guardian University Guide 2019 in the ‘Design & Crafts’ subject table. We strive to creative a friendly environment, supported by the University, which has students’ wellbeing at its heart. This was reflected in the National Student Survey 2018 where students rated the University of Lincoln 8th in the UK for overall student satisfaction.

Lincoln was awarded Gold – the highest standard possible - in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) award in 2017, an independent assessment of teaching quality in UK higher education. This award reflects our exciting teaching, great support for students and excellent employment outcomes. In the Lincoln School of Design, this can be demonstrated by an impressive number of our students annually winning international design awards, such as the RSA Student Design Awards and D&AD New Blood Awards. Our innovative ‘Student as Producer’ initiative offers students the opportunity to engage in real academic research and external professional projects.

All of this design activity takes place in two purpose-built buildings with specialist studios, labs and workshops. We aim to provide spaces in which our students can explore design, share their ideas through practise-based learning and critically appraise the world of design. This is what attending University is all about!

You can discover more about the Lincoln School of Design by meeting our students and staff. We look forward to welcoming you to an Open Day or degree show where you can experience our School and facilities for yourself.

Professor Anne Chick

Head of School and Professor of Contemporary Design

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