We Are One Community

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The University of Lincoln is a vibrant community of scholars. Each of us bringing new knowledge, skills, and approaches to our university life. We welcome thousands of new members to our community each year and we benefit from sharing views and ideas from all around the globe. We actively seek to create One Community where, whoever you are, wherever you come from, you are part of our University and you can be safe enough to be challenged and supported to grow and develop. Wherever you are from, Lincoln is your home – a base for discovery, learning, and exploring your world and your future.

We create opportunities for all members of our community to get involved and contribute to their university. We value new ideas and we adapt and develop as the community grows and changes. As One Community, we are comprised of individuals with a range of different experiences, identities, and cultures. We thrive as a community because of our diversity and it is through exploring novel and different ideas together that we can understand our world better.

At Lincoln we celebrate the diversity of all our staff and our students; and together we are stronger.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

At the University of Lincoln we are One Community, with staff and students working together to create an environment in which people flourish based on their abilities and their diverse and rich experiences.

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Our International Community

Each year, the University of Lincoln is delighted to welcome international students from all over the world. With staff and students from more than 100 countries, we represent a diverse and inclusive academic community.

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One Community Values

At the University of Lincoln we are One Community and strive to be kind, patient, and supportive of each other. Our One Community Values define our One Community ethos and are a framework to ensure that respectful and inclusive behaviours should be at the heart of all we do – for each other, our partners, and our customers (internally and externally) both in our thoughts and our actions.

Our One Community Values:


We respect and value all members of our community and actively reject discrimination, seeking to promote equality for all. We value diversity and believe that while we are all different, each of us deserves equality of opportunity and the right to transparency in how we are treated.


We are all individuals, together as one community. As part of this, we recognise we have different opinions, outlooks, and philosophies. We try to understand other points of view, even if we disagree with them.


We give others our attention and respect and allow people the space to contribute to conversations. We listen to the quiet voices as well as the loud ones and speak up with them when we need to.


We are kind to other people in the words we choose and the actions we take, especially when nobody else is looking or we will not benefit personally.


We accept people for who they are, and respect each person’s background, identity, beliefs, and differences. We appreciate the diverse range of experiences and perspectives in our community which strengthens it.

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The University in the Community

The University of Lincoln nurtures and enjoys positive relationships with its local community and encourages students to become an active part of that community. We are considerate of people whose lives may be very different from our students – young families, older residents, and people working at different times of the day and night. 

The University works in partnership with the Students’ Union, City of Lincoln Council, and Lincolnshire Police to raise students' awareness about crime prevention, fire safety, waste management, and being responsible neighbours. Many students volunteer through the Students’ Union, making a positive contribution to their local communities – everything from helping with litter picking to becoming volunteer street wardens.

Our Student Life project has documented the good relationships our students enjoy with their neighbours. Watch the film to find out more.

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Friends for Life

Our students become part of our community before they even enrol, and can start making friends before they arrive in Lincoln with our Friends for Life initiative. By signing up and selecting their interests, they can connect with like-minded applicants waiting to join us.

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Race Equality Charter

The University of Lincoln has received the prestigious Race Equality Charter Bronze Award for its efforts to tackle racial inequality. Lincoln is one of only 21 UK universities to hold the Bronze Award status from Advance HE. It recognises the work the University is doing to identify and reflect on institutional and cultural barriers facing Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic staff and students.


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A Sustainable University

With the world facing a rise in global temperatures, the University of Lincoln has been developing a range of approaches to environmental sustainability that aim to reduce any negative effect that our operations may have, and to offer solutions to these challenges through our teaching and research.

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One Community Events

The University of Lincoln hosts a wide range of events throughout the year, from celebrating LGBTQ+ and Black History Month, to hosting public talks. We welcome a range of guest speakers from a variety of backgrounds, reflecting the diverse nature of our community and enabling us all broaden our experience and learn from each other.

Celebrating LGBT+ History Month 2022

February 2022 offers an opportunity to celebrate the LGBT+ community and raise visibility of LGBT+ people, their history, and their experiences. As a University, we also want to showcase our research in this area and promote our work to create an LGBT+ inclusive culture.

Events such as LGBT+ History Month aligns with our commitments to the One Community Values, where we encourage Equality, Understanding, Listening, Kindness and Acceptance. The LGBT+ History Month working group and the University of Lincoln Students' Union have worked together to organise an exciting programme of events and communications for our students and staff to engage with.

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Supporting Our Students

At Lincoln, the success and wellbeing of our students is at the forefront of everything we do. Our students join a close-knit community founded on mutual respect, and we work with them to provide a stimulating and supportive environment that encourages them to grow and gain confidence.

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Great Reasons to Choose Lincoln

There are many great reasons why our students and staff are proud of the University of Lincoln, including our excellent teaching, world-leading research, and close links with industry. Situated in the heart of a beautiful and historic city, we are the Modern University of the Year in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 and ranked in the top 20 in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2022.

We are home to more than 14,000 students representing more than 100 nationalities. Our students are at the heart of everything we do, and we continually invest in our campus as we strive to provide the best possible learning environment.

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