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Fast Forward Activities

At the University of Lincoln, we are keen to support school and college students in finding the right university for them. It's never too early to think about your future - to help you think about what subject areas you may be interested in studying at university, you can use this page to explore a range of our courses available at Lincoln. You can also find out how studying at university might be different to the way you learn and study in a school or college setting, as well as how to navigate UCAS, and prepare to transition to university life at a future point.

Watch the short video below to hear from our Schools and Colleges Liaison Officer Nicola for her introduction on what to consider when thinking about studying at university.

We are encouraging students to take part in our pre-event survey on behalf of East Midlands Widening Participation Research. If you would like to complete the survey, click here.

Choose your Subject

Our students are able to choose from a wide variety of courses which range from the arts, science, social sciences and business. You can explore some of our key subject areas in the selection below. To further help you in your decision in finding the right course for you, why not order a copy of our undergraduate prospectus? Simply head further down this page for details.

Accounting and Finance

Accountants play an integral role in the business world, providing the financial information needed to inform decisions at all levels of an organisation. In this video you can hear from Chloe, a current Accounting and Finance student, who will share insight into her experience of living and learning in Lincoln. Following Chloe's talk is a subject session titled 'Ethical Decisions in an Accounting Environment' with Senior Lecturer Catriona Hyde. The session will provide an introduction into some of the ethical decision making that accountants have to take into consideration as part of their remit.

Advertising and Marketing

Expertly delivered advertising and marketing campaigns are at the heart of any successful commercial business and professional marketeers will know how to utilise their skills, knowledge, and creativity to deliver powerful marketing content. Lincoln student, Connor, will share his experience and tips on becoming an undergraduate student with us. Following this talk, you will hear from Senior Lecturer Tracy Millar who will discuss how the landscape of advertising and marketing has changed in reaction to the challenges brought about by the global pandemic as well as how students at Lincoln can develop the skills, knowledge, and creativity needed to deliver successful marketing campaigns.

Biomedical Science

Biomedical Science explores life processes in humans and lays the foundations for understanding health, disease, treatment, and prevention. Join Dr Matthew Simmonds for his two-part presentation below, covering the key areas and skills within biomedical science that students at Lincoln can develop during their time with us, as well as hearing what the future of health and disease prevention may look like.

Computer Science

Society is in the midst of a digital revolution. From the smartphones we use to navigate our daily lives to the advances in artificial intelligence set to transform global industries - computer scientists work at the forefront of such technological advances. Join Lecturer Kieran Hicks for an insightful talk on what students can expect when they study Computer Science at Lincoln including the range of career paths that this field could open up.


Criminologists use theory to explore some of the most contentious issues in contemporary society, working to understand the causes of crime and the way in which criminal justice agencies respond to offenders. In the presentation below, you can watch Dr Helen Nichols deliver a subject talk to give you a feel for what studying Criminology at Lincoln would be like, as well as sharing aspects of this social science that she enjoys most.


Dance training at Lincoln focuses on contemporary techniques and works to develop and nurture creative practice. In the subject talk below, Programme Leader Kirsty Russell will provide a glimpse of what it's like to study Dance at Lincoln. Also during this session, you will be able to participate in a 30 minute technique class delivered by Senior Lecturer Kat Hendy.

Drama and Theatre

Drama and Theatre at Lincoln gives you the opportunity to create, perform, and examine innovative theatre and performance. Join Lecturer Teo Ghilardi and Drama students, Ryan and Hannah, for a taster session of what it's like to study Drama and Theatre at Lincoln. The group will discuss the wide range of transferable skills that students can develop during their studies and the elements of the course that they enjoy most.

Education and Psychology

Education professionals make a difference to the lives of children and young people, inspiring them to learn and developing their knowledge and skills to prepare them for their future. In the video below, you can hear from current students Megan, Chloe, Catrin, Milly, Emma, and Beth who will share their experiences and highlights of studying Education at Lincoln.


The rule of law is the cornerstone of any just and fair society, and to be administered correctly it requires skilled and knowledgeable legal professionals. Watch the video below, featuring a presentation from Lecturer Faye Bird, who discusses the key aspects of what makes Law such an interesting subject as well providing a taster session on a range of topics including case studies and real-world problems.


Now more than ever, nurses perform a vital role in 21st Century healthcare. As well as looking after people in care settings, nurses work to restore and promote health, and support patients and their families. In the video below, Lecturer Rachel Bage discusses her passion for nursing and shares insight on what it's like to study the subject at Lincoln. Her talk 'Human Factors' will explore a selection of important nursing case studies including the Tenerife airport disaster of 1977 - the largest air accident to date.


Physics is a fundamental science which underpins our understanding of the world around us - from distant galaxies to the smallest particles. In the video below, you can get a taste of what it might be like to study Physics at Lincoln with Dr Matt Booth, who will also discuss the ways in which studying at higher education can differ from school or college as well as giving an overview of the scientific laws of physics.

Sport and Exercise Science

Sport and Exercise Science is the study of a range of factors that can affect sport including biomechanics, health and nutrition, physiology, and psychology. If you are interested in Sports and Exercise Science, you can watch the video below to see talks from Dr Daniel Martin and Dr Mel Bargh, who both provide details about our range of modern facilities available to students well as a talk about the role that nutrition can play in helping to optimise athletic performance.

Explore our Campus and City

Lincoln is a special place to live and learn. Set against the backdrop of a beautiful and historic city, our campus sits at the heart of it all on the picturesque Brayford Pool waterfront. You can take a virtual campus tour from the comfort of your own home by watching the video below. As we approach summer, we hope to be able to offer in-person events which will provide an opportunity for you to see what it's like to live and learn in Lincoln. Visit our Open Days page for more details.

Order a Prospectus

Choosing the right university for you is important. To help you make the right decision for your future, it's important to find out about all the options that are available to you. Our prospectus provides the perfect opportunity to discover more about the University of Lincoln and you can order your copy using the link below.

Find out More

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