Your Open Day Guide

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Wednesday 7 December 2022

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 our Welcome Point located in the Engine Shed. Our friendly Welcome Team and Student Ambassadors will be on hand to help you get settled. You can check in using the QR code or short link on the back of this guide, or on the signs located around the campus. See our Open Day Guide Map for the locations of our Information Points.

Timetabled Activities

Learning more about your preferred course is an important part of an Open Day. We recommend prioritising your timetabled subject talks and activities, then using free time to fit in other elements of your day, such as attending general talks, visiting our Information Zone, or taking a campus tour. Don’t forget you can also visit our subject stands in the Subject Hubs at any point throughout the day, where you can chat with our academic staff and students to learn more about the course and ask questions.

Presentation Times Location
Welcome Talk (20 minutes) 1.10pm Minerva Building Jackson Lecture Theatre
Accommodation (15 minutes) 1.30pm Minerva Building Jackson Lecture Theatre
Admissions and Funding (30 minutes) 1.45pm Minerva Building Jackson Lecture Theatre
Student Wellbeing (15 minutes)  2.15pm  Minerva Building Jackson Lecture Theatre 
Lincoln Students' Union (15 minutes) 2.30pm Minerva Building Jackson Lecture Theatre
Top Tips for Personal Statements (20 minutes) 2.45pm Minerva Building Jackson Lecture Theatre
Subject Talks/Activities From 1.15pm View Full Timetable


Subject Talks and Hubs

An important part of the Open Day experience is getting a flavour of your preferred subject area. During the day, 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 talks, 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, Careers, Global Opportunities, and 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.

The tours will run from 1pm until 4.30pm, with the final tour leaving at 4pm. There’s no need to book a slot – they’ll run approximately every 15 minutes so just pop along when you are ready. They will depart from outside the Engine Shed and take just under an hour on foot, so make sure you fit your tour around any timetabled talks or subject sessions you want to attend.

Explore Our Campus

The outside of the Isaac Newton Building


View Our Accommodation

The Open Day provides the chance to view University accommodation up close and see where you could soon be calling home. Our show flats are open from 12.15pm until 4.45pm and include Cygnet Wharf, Lincoln Courts, and St Marks providing a good overview of the range of options available. Just use the campus map and then follow the signage to stop by at any time during the event.

Our campus tours also point out our accommodation on route and you can chat to our Accommodation Services Team in the Skål Tipi.

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 during an Open Day. You might want to stop for lunch in the bustling Cornhill area just off the High Street, browse some of the boutique stores on the Strait, or stroll up Lincoln’s famous Steep Hill to the historic Bailgate area where you’ll find the castle and magnificent Lincoln Cathedral, the venue for our graduation ceremonies. What’s more, all our Open Day guests can take advantage of discounted entry to the cathedral with tickets for just £5. Find out more on our Offers page.

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.

Open Day Guide Map

Campus Map

An illustration depicting a person travelling on a train

Offers and Discounts

The University of Lincoln has partnered with a range of organisations to offer Open Day guests and their families a range of discounts and offers when attending an Open Day. These include discounted train travel, parking in Lincoln, and entry to Lincoln Cathedral.

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.