The University of Lincoln’s striking city centre campus provides a modern student-centred community. Based on the picturesque Brayford Pool waterfront, almost everything you’ll need is either on campus or a short walk away. At Lincoln, we constantly invest in our buildings and facilities as we strive to provide the best learning environment for our students.
We understand the importance of giving you the strongest possible foundation to help you achieve your aspirations. Whatever your chosen subject, we aim to ensure that you have access to the latest equipment and resources to support your studies. Over the past two decades, the University has invested more than £350 million in its Brayford Pool Campus, with further plans to invest in additional facilities and refurbishments of existing buildings. Following the opening of our £28 million Isaac Newton Building and £19 million Sarah Swift Building, work is now underway to create a purpose-built medical school building to help train the next generation of doctors.
At the heart of student life is the Great Central Warehouse Library which provides access to more than 250,000 journals and 400,000 print and electronic books, as well as databases and specialist collections.
Students in computer science, engineering, and mathematics and physics call the new Isaac Newton Building their home, as does our strategic industry partner, Siemens. Science students also have access to specialist equipment in Minster House and the Joseph Banks Laboratories. Facilities include a dispensary, pharmacy clinical skills suite, consultancy rooms, and specialist areas for the study of animal behaviour.
Psychology and health and social care students are based in the Sarah Swift Building. Here students are able to take advantage of the new psychology laboratories, advanced research facilities, and specialist clinical suites. Sports students have access to the University’s Sports Centre and specialist equipment in the Human Performance Centre, which contains a fully-equipped strength and conditioning training facility, specialised laboratories, and an ‘endless pool’.
Students studying arts subjects can make use of a range of bespoke spaces, studios, and resources within the Nicola de la Haye, Peter de Wint, and Alfred Tennyson Buildings, and the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre. There are also well-equipped art, design, fashion, and dance studios. Facilities include television and photography studios and editing suites, a community radio station, printmaking studios, and our ‘MakerLab’ - a specialist facility for working with ceramics, glass, and precious metals.
When students are not studying, there are plenty of activities and amenities for them to enjoy on campus. Many of our buildings have their own catering facilities, offering an array of food and drink options.
The University of Lincoln Students’ Union operates several major on-campus venues which are popular hot-spots for students during the day and at night, providing student-run spaces to socialise and enjoy something to eat or drink. The Tower Bar and The Swan provide relaxed daytime and evening hang-outs, while The Engine Shed is one of the region’s biggest live music venues. There are also a variety of shows and performances to enjoy, from traditional theatre to comedy and music, at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre.
The University’s on-campus Sports Centre provides many of the facilities used by the Students’ Union sports clubs, including five-a-side football pitches, squash courts, basketball courts, hockey pitches, and trampolines. The Centre also offers a mix of fitness classes and a well-equipped gym.
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. In fact, more than three quarters of our students travel into campus on foot, one of the highest ratios of any university in the country (Student Travel Survey 2016, as reported by HESA).
Students are able to choose from a range of places to live, from University accommodation, both on and off campus, to third party provider halls of residences. 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.
The Human Performance Centre offers specialist laboratories, and features modern equipment for physiological and biomechanical assessment. Labs are equipped for both teaching, academic research, and outside consultancy with businesses and elite athletes. The equipment ranges from treadmils and ergometers, through to gas and lactate measuring equipment, motion detection, impact analysis, and an endless pool.
For those with ambitions to start their own business, the University’s on-campus business incubation centre, Sparkhouse, has helped hundreds of graduate start-ups over the years. It provides access to business support services, funding advice, training events and networking, and affordable, flexible business premises to help turn concepts into reality.
Situated just three miles north of Lincoln in a beautiful semi-rural setting, the University's Riseholme Park Campus is home to the Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology, a specialist research institute which brings together sector-leading expertise in a diverse range of subjects. The University's National Centre for Food Manufacturing is based in Holbeach, in south Lincolnshire. This food manufacturing technology hub provides specialist facilities and industry-standard equipment, including analytical laboratories with a test kitchen and sensory testing suite, a technician training centre, and processing facilities.
While you are not able to visit us in person at the moment, you can still find out more about the University of Lincoln and what it is like to live and study here at one of our Virtual Open Days.
Just like our normal Open Days, these events allow you to find out more about the subject you are interested in, speak to staff and current students about their experiences of Lincoln, find out more about the support services available, and explore our campus and wider city.