We Challenge

Having the confidence to challenge each other, and work together differently, results in better educational and research outcomes 

We have a key role to play in thought leadership, leading-edge research, and collaboration with business and commerce. Through our teaching and learning, we need to prepare our students to be challenged, and to provide them the confidence and skills to challenge others in an ever-changing global society. Through addressing regional issues that resonate with global challenges, our research needs to push the frontiers of knowledge and practice.

We will develop our students into highly skilled and employable graduates, and adaptable, socially responsible citizens.

Two students reading a book in the library

We will do this by:

Exposing students to a wide variety of experiences and opportunities that develops them into confident and creative graduates, hungry for knowledge, and unafraid of questioning assumptions.

A student sat outside using a tablet

We will do this by:

Ensuring that our curriculum is up to date and industry relevant, preparing our students with the skills they need to meet the challenges of an increasingly global and digital world, and to work for others or create their own businesses.

A group of students listening in a lecture theatre

We will do this by:

Ensuring that our delivery mechanisms are sufficiently flexible and agile to meet the diverse needs of students, employers, and other stakeholders.


We will focus on and invest in impactful, challenge-led research, and knowledge exchange that addresses regionally relevant and internationally significant priorities.

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We will do this by:

Establishing world-leading excellence across all our areas of research, including regionally relevant areas such a Agri-food Technology, Rural and Coastal Health, and History.

A student carrying out conservation work in a studio

We will do this by:

Increasing and diversifying our research funding to increase critical mass and achieve greater impact.

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We will do this by:

Supporting regional and global development by addressing UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Greater Lincolnshire LEP Local Industrial Strategy.


We will create an environment in which we can challenge each other, strive for excellence, and embrace difference.

A member of staff talking to a student in the support centre

We will do this by:

Setting clear expectations and developing clear pathways for our staff so that they are able to achieve their full potential in order to ensure the University meets its challenges and the high expectations demanded by ourselves and our partners.

Two students sat talking on campus

We will do this by:

Encouraging purposeful conversations that allow us to challenge, inspire, and develop each other.

A student standing outside the Lincoln Medical School on campus

We will do this by:

Embracing and embedding new working practices and promoting and encouraging equality and diversity.