We are delighted that you are considering joining our friendly academic community here at the University of Lincoln. Our aim is that the Lincoln experience is academically rigorous, creative, and engaging.
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.
Our Virtual Open Day allows you to explore our campus, discover the city of Lincoln, view our accommodation, and find out more about the experiences of 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.
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. Discover our award-winning campus through our 360 video tour.
One of the world’s great historic cities, Lincoln is renowned for its fusion of old and new. The winning combination of a vibrant city centre and a historic Cathedral Quarter, both offering a rich variety of attractions, activities, and amenities, makes Lincoln a fantastic place in which to live and study.
Lincoln’s Roman and medieval heritage blends together seamlessly with modern city living and the University’s main campus is situated in the heart of it all on the spectacular Brayford Pool waterfront.
Each year, the University of Lincoln is delighted to welcome international students from all over the world. With staff and students from more than 100 countries, we represent a diverse and inclusive academic community.
Our dedicated International Office is here to answer any questions you may have about studying in Lincoln. This may include advice and guidance on choosing the right course for you, the application process, or what life is like as a student here in the UK.
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).
There are a variety of options available, depending on your needs and budget. Many students spend their first year in university-managed accommodation, before moving into private accommodation in their second and third years.
There are a wide range of sporting activities to get involved in at Lincoln, whether you want to play competitively or just for fun. Joining a sports team is a great way to meet new people, make friends outside of your course, and take part in a range of extra-curricular activities and trips. Many of the teams offer taster sessions during Welcome Week so you can give them a try before signing up.
Some teams offer the opportunity to compete against other universities from across the UK in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) tournaments, and each year Lincoln goes head-to-head with the University of Hull Students’ Union in a range of sports in their Varsity tournament. A highlight in the calendar is the ‘We Are Lincoln Awards’, which celebrate the achievements of our sports teams and societies.
Each year the University of Lincoln welcomes high-profile individuals from all over the world to speak at our prestigious Great Lives lecture series. Open to staff, students, and the general public, the series connects audiences with inspiring figures who are considered leaders in the worlds of business, sport, politics, science, and the arts.
When you arrive at the University of Lincoln, you will join a friendly, welcoming, and closeknit academic community of staff and students. The University offers a range of support and advice services to help you during your time in Lincoln in both academic and personal matters. Every student can access the University’s Student Support Centre and is allocated a personal tutor to provide mentoring, guidance, and encouragement to enable them to get the most out of their university experience.
The University’s Student Support Centre is a central point of contact that can link you with our support services who can help with areas including wellbeing, disabilities, counselling, advice and guidance, specific learning differences, mental health, and medical conditions.
Judith Carey, Director of Student Affairs
At Lincoln, the success and wellbeing of our students is at the forefront of everything we do. When students come here they join a close-knit community founded on mutual respect, and we work with them to provide a stimulating and supportive environment that encourages them to grow and gain confidence.
Lincoln aims to give you the strongest possible foundation for your future career, wherever that may be. Our excellent partnerships with employers and our research-engaged teaching encourage you to maximise your potential and achieve your ambitions. Your time at Lincoln is likely to be challenging, rewarding and exciting but, above all, it should be one of the most important and inspirational times of your life.
Lincoln Students’ Union is an independent, student-led organisation run on behalf of all University of Lincoln students. Its aim is to provide you with the best possible student experience by hosting a wide range of services which put you at the heart of life at Lincoln.
There are currently more than 150 sports and societies to join, as well as award-winning events taking place on-campus throughout the year. It offers an employability programme to help you identify and learn new skills, a supportive and empowering Campaigns Network, and an Advice Centre staffed by trained professionals.
Each year, Lincoln Cathedral plays host to our graduation ceremonies in January and September. Watching over the city, the Cathedral is one of Europe’s most celebrated medieval buildings and was once the tallest building in the world. The graduation ceremonies are a celebration of students' hard work and achievements, and provide the formal setting of the awarding of degree certificates.
There are many ways in which to engage with the University on social media. Follow our channels to be kept up-to-date with the latest news, updates, and to get involved in competitions and interactive activities. Our social media channels can also be used as a more convenient way of asking any questions you may have or to discuss any concerns.
View some of the best entries from our weekly photography competition, showcasing some of the highlights of the city of Lincoln and our Brayford Pool Campus. Enter using the hashtag #UniLincolnPOTW with your pictures on Instagram or Twitter.
Interested in finding out more about studying at the University of Lincoln? Watch our latest Facebook Q&A and hear from students and alumni about life at Lincoln.
You can also find out more by submitting one of our enquiry forms.