Graduate School

The Graduate School

The Graduate School is a dedicated department for Postgraduate Students promoting the development of postgraduate activity and champion the interests of postgraduate students throughout the University.

We are able to achieve these aims through a variety of different ways, ranging from:

  • Providing study facilities and recreational areas
  • Offering education and training courses for both students and academic colleagues
  • Satisfaction surveys for PGR and PGT students
  • Hosting networking and social events
  • Annual Postgraduate Student Conference

All of these activities allow us to engage the postgraduate community and support and enhance their student journey.

“The University of Lincoln seemed the obvious choice for my PhD as it offered the course I wanted and also provided the equipment necessary for me to conduct my research.

I also chose Lincoln because of its location in the centre of the city - providing the perfect environment for undisturbed study, its facilities and resources and the safe environment. As an international student it was reassuring to know that Lincoln is one of the safest cities in England.” - Marwan Shaker, Baghdad, Iraq, PhD in Robotics.

Our Facilities

The Graduate School offers areas for both postgraduate and academic use throughout the year.

All the rooms at The Graduate School can be used on a casual daily basis and we also offer the spaces for student or academic bookings, where it can be used for meetings, training or any other postgraduate event. They have access to free Wi-Fi and refreshments.

The Academic Commons

The academic commons is a large area that offers comfort and a quiet area for study and can be used on an individual or group basis.

The commons has access to computer stations and printing facilities, where you can come and study in a relaxed and quiet atmosphere.

The Classroom

The classroom is a more formal room, perfect for smaller group discussions, meetings or training sessions.

Training and Education Programmes

The Graduate School co-ordinates and delivers a structured training and education programme for both Academic Colleagues, PGR and PGT students. This consists of a wide range of skills workshops and dedicated education programmes and online learning opportunities.

All details of the training and education programmes can be found on The Graduate School blog which will direct you through to the online booking system.

Workshops we deliver include:

  • Writing Your Thesis
  • Surviving Your Doctoral Viva
  • Updating for Supervisors
  • Research Education Programme
  • How to get Published

Research Training

Undertaking a research degree presents postgraduate students with new challenges, from discovering what skills are required of a researcher to surviving your doctoral viva. The University offers help to all research students through a variety of formal and informal training and education sessions

Find out more about research training


The Graduate School also hosts and delivers events specifically for postgraduate students throughout the academic year. These events are both of an educational and social nature and provide excellent opportunities to network with fellow postgraduate students and researchers.

Events we host include:

  • Annual postgraduate Student Conference
  • Postgraduate Week
  • Research Seminar Evenings
  • Educational Visits
  • Coffee Mornings and Social Evenings
  • Social Activities

At The Graduate School we are always receptive to feedback and openly encourage student engagement in the services and facilities we offer, if you would like to submit any ideas for events, training or any other feedback regarding The Graduate School please contact us.

Contact us

Graduate School
University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool

+44 (0)1522 837726

A guide to help those who are new to the university:

Postgraduate Handbook (PDF)