Our Campus and Facilities

Explore Our Campus

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. At Lincoln, we constantly invest in our buildings and facilities as we strive to provide the best learning environment for 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 around £400 million in its Brayford Pool Campus, with further plans to invest in additional facilities and refurbishments of existing buildings.


At the heart of student life is the Great Central Warehouse Library which provides access to more than 260,000 journals and 750,000 print and electronic books, as well as databases and specialist collections.

Students in computer science, engineering, and mathematics and physics call the Isaac Newton Building their home, as does our strategic industry partner, Siemens Energy. Science students also have access to specialist equipment in Minster House and the Joseph Banks Laboratories. Facilities include a dispensary, pharmacy clinical skills suite, consultancy rooms, and specialist areas for the study of animal behaviour.

Psychology and health and social care students are based in the Sarah Swift Building. Here students are able to take advantage of the new psychology laboratories, advanced research facilities, and specialist clinical suites. Sports students have access to the University’s Sports Centre and specialist equipment in the Human Performance Centre, which contains a fully-equipped strength and conditioning training facility, specialised laboratories, and an ‘endless pool’.

Students studying arts subjects can make use of a range of bespoke spaces, studios, and resources within the Nicola de la Haye, Peter de Wint, and Alfred Tennyson Buildings, and the Lincoln Arts Centre. There are also well-equipped art, design, fashion, and dance studios. Facilities include television and photography studios and editing suites, a digital audio platform, printmaking studios, and our ‘MakerLab’ - a specialist facility for working with ceramics, glass, and precious metals.

Ross Lucas Medical Sciences Building

The brand-new, purpose-built Ross Lucas Medical Sciences Building was completed in March 2021 incorporating lecture theatres, laboratories, a clinical skills suite with consultation rooms, a prosection anatomy suite, and a bio-medical and health sciences library.

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Social Life

When students are not studying, there are plenty of activities and amenities for them to enjoy on campus. Many of our buildings have their own catering facilities, offering an array of food and drink options.

The University of Lincoln Students’ Union operates several major on-campus venues which are popular hot-spots for students during the day and at night, providing student-run spaces to socialise and enjoy something to eat or drink. The student bars Towers, and The Swan provide relaxed daytime and evening hang-outs, while The Engine Shed is one of the region’s biggest live music venues. There are also a variety of shows and performances to enjoy, from traditional theatre to comedy and music, at Lincoln Arts Centre.

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.


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. The University offers a variety of options to suit your needs and budget, and all University accommodation is supported by our Residence Life Team. Whatever you are looking for, our Accommodation Services Team is on hand to help you find a great place to live.


Research and Innovation

The Human Performance Centre offers specialist laboratories, and features modern equipment for physiological and biomechanical assessment. Labs are equipped for both teaching, academic research, and outside consultancy with businesses and elite athletes. The equipment ranges from treadmils and ergometers, through to gas and lactate measuring equipment, motion detection, impact analysis, and an endless pool.

For those with ambitions to start their own business, the University’s on-campus business incubation centre, Sparkhouse, has helped hundreds of graduate start-ups over the years. It provides access to business support services, funding advice, training events and networking, and affordable, flexible business premises to help turn concepts into reality.

Situated just three miles north of Lincoln in a beautiful semi-rural setting, the University's Riseholme Park Campus is home to the Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology, a specialist research institute which brings together sector-leading expertise in a diverse range of subjectsThe University's National Centre for Food Manufacturing is based in Holbeach, in south Lincolnshire. This food manufacturing technology hub provides specialist facilities and industry-standard equipment, including analytical laboratories with a test kitchen and sensory testing suite, a technician training centre, and processing facilities.