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Great Reasons to Study at Lincoln

There are many great reasons why our students and staff are proud of the University of Lincoln, including our award-winning teaching, excellent graduate prospects, world-class research, and close links with industry. Situated in the heart of a beautiful and historic city, the University of Lincoln is ranked 17th overall in the UK in The Guardian University Guide 2020.

Whether you are thinking about coming to study or undertake research with us, you can be confident that you are joining a University that places the quality of the student experience at the heart of everything it does.

Employers are increasingly looking for individuals who can make a difference in today’s global workplace. With our expert staff, modern facilities, close links with business, and world-leading research we aim to provide the tools you need to achieve your career aspirations.

96 per cent of our most recent graduates were in employment or further study within six months of finishing their course, with more than 80 per cent working in graduate-level roles, according to the most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey.

Award-winning Teaching

We have a reputation for innovative teaching and were awarded Gold, the highest standard possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017, an independent assessment of teaching quality in UK higher education. 

The University of Lincoln was judged by the TEF panel as delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning, and outcomes for its students. This award reflects our exciting teaching methods, great support for students, and excellent employment outcomes.


Inspiring Guest Speakers

Alongside our academic staff, some of the finest thinkers in their fields come to Lincoln to deliver inspirational talks to our students.

Recent guest speakers include best-selling crime writer Ann Cleeves, the Astronomer Royal Martin Rees, scientist Robert Winston, and barrister and campaigner Helena Kennedy QC.

Poet Carol Ann Duffy is a Visiting Artist at the University, naturalist and broadcaster Chris Packham is a Visiting Professor in Lincoln’s School of Life Sciences, while journalist and broadcaster Angela Rippon is a Visiting Professor in the School of English and Journalism.

Find out more about our Great Lives lecture series.

Visit Us at an Open Day

The University of Lincoln offers a range of opportunities for prospective students to visit us throughout the year, enabling you to find out more about the University, the courses we offer, and the city of Lincoln.

Our friendly staff and students can show you around our modern campus and facilities, and provide an insight into living and learning in Lincoln. Open Days provide the perfect opportunity for you and your family to explore our campus, speak to lecturers about specific courses, meet current students, and view our on-campus accommodation.

You can attend subject talks, meet academic tutors, and speak to our dedicated staff about the things that matter to you, whether that is the course, careers support, accommodation, the Students’ Union, or fees and funding.

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