Your Open Day Guide

A student with his parents visiting an Open Day

Wednesday 8 December 2021

We hope you enjoy your visit to our Brayford Pool Campus here in the heart of the beautiful city of Lincoln. Our Open Days are a chance to get a sense of what it’s like to be a student at the University of Lincoln and discover why thousands of students fall in love with Lincoln each year!

You can enjoy a guided tour of our stunning waterfront campus, visit our academic facilities and accommodation, speak with support services, and meet with academic staff and students from your chosen subject area. Please use these pages to plan your day and get the most from your visit.

All events will be delivered in accordance with Government guidance at the time regarding Covid-19 and may be subject to change.

On Arrival

Start your day with a complimentary tea or coffee in one of our Welcome Points. Our friendly Welcome Team and Student Ambassadors will be on hand to help you get settled. You can check in using the QR code on the signs located around the Welcome Points. See our map for the locations of our Information Points.

Timetabled Activities

There are a number of general talks which are repeated throughout the day. We recommend prioritising your timetabled subject talks and activities, fitting other elements of your day, such as attending general talks, visiting our Information Zone, or taking a tour, around these.

Presentation Times Location
Welcome Talk (30 minutes) 1pm/3pm Isaac Newton Building Lecture Theatre
Lincoln Students’ Union (15 minutes) 1.30pm/3.30pm Isaac Newton Building Lecture Theatre
Top Tips for Personal Statements (15 minutes) 1.45pm/3.45pm Isaac Newton Building Lecture Theatre
Top Tips for Preparing for University (15 minutes) 2pm/4pm Isaac Newton Building Lecture Theatre
Admissions and Funding (30 minutes) 1.45pm/4pm Minerva Building Jackson Lecture Theatre
Subject Talks/Activities From 1pm View Full Timetable


Subject Hubs

An important part of the Open Day experience is getting a flavour of your preferred subject area. In our Subject Hubs, you can meet with academic staff and students on our subject stands, attend subject talks and activities, and explore specialist facilities specific to your chosen course.

We recommend you prioritise timetabled activities to get the most from your day. A full list of Subject Hubs and their locations is available below.

Full Subject Timetable

Open Day guests visiting a subject stand

Visit the Information Zone

The Information Zone is located in the Engine Shed and is the main base for our Open Day. You can visit our information stands and speak to staff from key services including Admissions, Fees and Funding, Student Wellbeing, and Careers, as well as our Students’ Union.

In addition to the main Information Zone, there are also Information Points located around campus where you can drop in and learn more about the University’s Accommodation, Library, and Sports Centre.

Open guests visiting the Information Zone

Tour Our Campus

A great way to get a feel for student life here at Lincoln is by joining a guided campus tour led by one of our brilliant Student Ambassadors. Tours take just under an hour on foot and leave approximately every 15 minutes from outside the Engine Shed, so you can fit in a tour around any timetabled talks or subject sessions. You’ll get to see just how conveniently located everything is at our city centre campus. Tours of our accommodation are also available throughout the event.

If you want to explore University accommodation, the Library, or Sports Centre at your own pace, key buildings are open to drop-in visitors throughout the day. The tours will run from midday until 5pm, with the final tour leaving at 4.15pm.

Explore Our Campus

The outside of the Isaac Newton Building


View Our Accommodation

You can view University accommodation up close with show apartments open throughout the day in three of our main University residences: Cygnet Wharf, 179 High Street, and St Marks. Just use the campus map and then follow the signage to stop by. Our campus tours also highlight accommodation options or you can chat to our Accommodation Team. The team is based at the accommodation tours hub located outside the Skål Tipi. The tours will run every 15 minutes from midday until 4pm, with the final tour leaving at 4.15pm. Apartments will remain open until 5pm.

View Our Map


The lounge area of our St Marks accommodation

Explore the City

Lincoln is one of England’s great heritage cities, and as we’re located at the heart of it all on the picturesque Brayford Pool waterfront, it’s a great location from which to explore the city. You might want to stroll up Lincoln’s famous Steep Hill to the magnificent Lincoln Cathedral, where we hold our graduation ceremonies, pop in to some of the boutique stores in the historic Bailgate area, or stop for lunch in the bustling Cornhill area just off the High Street. Alternatively, for a more serene way of exploring Lincoln you can take advantage of our complimentary bus tour around the city. Visit the Information Zone for details.

Top City Sights

Restaurants on the Brayford Waterfront

Open Day Map

Our helpful Open Day map shows the key locations on our Brayford Pool Campus needed for your visit, including all of our main buildings, Information Points, Subject Hubs, and Welcome Points.

View Our Map

An image of the Open Day map


Coronavirus Safety

We are looking forward to seeing you, but it is essential that if you have symptoms of Covid-19, have been instructed to self-isolate, or have tested positive, you do not attend the event. As you’d expect, we have all the necessary Covid-secure measures in place for your visit. We ask all guests to wear a face covering in enclosed indoor spaces. There will be hand sanitiser points and one-way systems in place, and enhanced cleaning and ventilation. Please make a member of staff aware if you or anyone in your group develops any symptoms of Coronavirus during your visit.


Please note there is no visitor parking available on campus during the day. There are various nearby pay-and-display car parks. These include the 1,000-space Lincoln Central car park (postcode: LN5 7BP) located near the city train station and just a short walk from campus. For travel and parking information, please see the Visit Lincoln website:

Any Questions?

If you have any questions about your visit, our friendly Enquiries Team will be able to help. Email us at or call us on +44 (0)1522 886644.