We are delighted that you are considering joining our friendly academic community in the International College at the University of Lincoln. We are proud of our global community of students and staff, and the important contribution they are making to the world around us. 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.
Explore the City
As a student at our International College, you will be living in one of Europe’s great historic cities. The city of Lincoln has a long and rich history and is home to several historical buildings and landmarks, including the magnificent Lincoln Cathedral. The city is home to a wide range of shopping, sports, and leisure facilities including gyms, swimming pools, and bowling alleys, alongside several parks and open spaces.
The University of Lincoln’s Brayford Pool Campus is a short walk from Lincoln Central railway station. From here, there are regular train links to several major cities and towns across the UK including Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield, Hull, and Leeds. There are also direct trains to London throughout the week. Train travel to the centre of the capital typically takes around two hours.
If you would like to fly into a regional airport which is close to Lincoln then you can choose Humberside Airport or East Midlands Airport. These airports have international connections through European airports such as Amsterdam, Paris, or Frankfurt. The University also runs a free airport pick-up service for students arriving at London Heathrow Airport on selected dates.
Life on Campus
At the University of Lincoln, you will have access to a supportive learning environment with access to the latest equipment and resources to support your studies. Our buildings have modern and innovative learning spaces with social spaces for group work and collaboration. The University’s Great Central Warehouse Library is central to student life, providing access to print and electronic books, databases, and specialist collections.
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. Students can pay for each session individually or via a monthly membership fee.
Working together with the University of Lincoln’s Students’ Union – an independent organisation run by elected officers on behalf of students at Lincoln – the International College aims to offer an array of events, activities, and amenities designed to help you settle into university life, meet friends, and make the most of your time with us.
Students have the chance to enjoy a range of on-campus and virtual events and activities throughout the year, including live music, comedy, quizzes, and fayres. Many of our buildings have their own catering facilities making it easy to eat with friends. They offer an array of food and drink options, from quick snacks to hot meals, including noodles, salads, deli sandwiches, and pizza. There is also a selection of vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and halal options at many of our food outlets.
The Students’ Union operates several major on-campus venues which are popular hotspots for students during the day and at night. These include Towers, The Swan, and The Engine Shed, which is one of the region’s biggest live music.
Taking part in sporting activities, joining a club, or becoming a member of a society can be a great way to make new friends and create bonds that can last a lifetime and you will have the opportunity to participate in lots of new and exciting activities.
Supporting Our Students
The University of Lincoln has a range of welcoming and supportive services available to help you settle in and adjust to life as a student. We aim to provide a friendly and welcoming, academic community for all our students and staff.
When you start your academic journey with us, you will be assigned a Personal Tutor who will provide bespoke academic guidance and support. They can also signpost you to other specialist support services for pastoral care or careers guidance via our Student Support Centre, Student Wellbeing Centre, and Careers and Employability team.
Our Student Support Centre is situated at the heart of our Brayford Pool Campus and is the first port of call for helping you to find the support you may need. Our specialist teams offer free, impartial, and confidential advice and information on an array of topics - from fees, funding, and making payments, to housing, visas, and legal issues.
If you need support for a disability, learning difference or your mental health can also access expert, personalised support through the Student Wellbeing team, who work closely with the International College to ensure your wellbeing is a priority.
The University of Lincoln is proud of its vibrant and diverse multicultural community and recognises the importance that faith, belief, values and spirituality play in the lives of many people. Our Multi-Faith Chaplaincy service offers pastoral care, a confidential listening ear and spiritual support to anyone in our University community, no matter whether you consider yourself religious or not.
Find Your Home from Home
One of the many reasons our students love living in Lincoln is because they feel so at home here. From our well-equipped and contemporary University accommodation, our supportive Residence Life Team who are on hand to help you settle in, to a wealth of learning and social facilities right on your doorstep.
We know that 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. Based in the heart of Lincoln’s city centre, most of our student accommodation at the University is either on our Brayford Pool Campus or just a short distance away.
There are a variety of options to suit your needs and budget, and our Accommodation Services Team is on hand to help you find a great place to live.