Choosing where to live while studying is a big decision and it’s important to take the time to find out what’s available and what would best suit your needs. The University offers a variety of options to suit your needs and budget, from on-campus accommodation in our Student Village to University-managed developments and third party provider halls of residences just off-campus. Whatever you are looking for, our Accommodation Services team is on hand to help you find a great place to live.
Based in the heart of Lincoln’s city centre, most student accommodation at the University is either on our Brayford Pool Campus or just a short distance away. Students are able to choose from a range of places to live. All University accommodation is supported by our Residential Warden team.
The Student Village comprises the University’s on-campus accommodation and is made up of two purpose-built waterfront complexes: Lincoln Courts and the University’s latest on-campus residential development, Cygnet Wharf. Both developments place students close to the University’s academic buildings, Student Services, and Students’ Union, while the city’s high street is only half a mile away.
In addition to our on-campus accommodation, the University manages a range of halls of residence for new and continuing students who choose to live off-campus. They are all within a short walk of the Campus and, as they are owned by the University, students receive the same type of support that they would benefit from in on-campus accommodation.
The University has long-established links with a number of third party accommodation providers who offer halls of residences and private rentals to suit a range of budgets. These properties include en-suite rooms, studio apartments, and shared facilities, all within walking distance of the campus and the city centre. The University works closely with these providers to ensure that the high standards we expect are met in their residences.
We guarantee accommodation to first year undergraduate students who confirm the University of Lincoln as their first choice with UCAS and make an application for accommodation by 30 June 2020. Applicants must have met all conditions and accepted their offer by 31 August 2020. The online application system for accommodation opens on 2 March 2020 – you don’t have to wait for your exam results to apply. You can register for an account from 18 February 2020.
Ka Hui Chang, Events Management student
Lincoln is a really good place to study and it is safe and peaceful. You can make a lot of friends from other countries and the people here are friendly.
Erica Ceniceros Lorandi, Business Finance graduate
I like the fact that Lincoln is small. You don’t have to use a car, you can just walk around everywhere. Everything is within reach.
Logan Baker, Lincoln Courts
The location is perfect; being on campus is ideal for getting to lectures. Settling in and making new friends could not have been easier due to the spacious communal areas.
Madeleine Long, Cygnet Wharf
Cygnet Wharf’s facilities and location are amazing. As it is situated on campus it’s only five minutes away from any part of the University. There are 10 of us in our apartment and it is easy to make new friends. It’s a really sociable environment as there always seems to be someone in the common area.
Moving away from home and into your student accommodation is a big step, but one that is very exciting. You are about to start life as an independent student with a place of your own, but when you live in university accommodation or partnership halls, you have the added bonus of dedicated staff to support you when you need it. Here are our top tips for settling in.