The Lincoln Experience
Lincoln is a special place to live and learn. Set against the backdrop of a beautiful and historic city, the University of Lincoln sits at the heart of it all on the picturesque Brayford Pool waterfront, with almost everything you'll need either on campus or just a short walk away.
During your time here at Lincoln, you will be encouraged to broaden your horizons and develop new interests and independence. Everything we do is geared towards giving our students the best experience possible.
Whichever course you study, you can benefit from a variety of teaching methods, such as lectures from academics with international reputations in their field, seminar discussions with your peers, one-to-one time with your tutor, hands-on practical workshops, and extracurricular skills development programmes.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching, and this is underpinned by a vibrant research culture where our students are able to work alongside leading academics on research projects that are making a tangible difference to society. Students can benefit from the many opportunities we create through our award-winning partnerships with industry as we continue to build sustainable long-term relationships with a diverse range of organisations.
These are just some of the great reasons to study at Lincoln and why we are placed among the top 20 universities in the UK for student satisfaction in the Guardian University Guide 2022.
Finding Your Course
If you're not sure which course you might want to study, why not explore some of our subject areas below to get an idea of some of the different courses we offer here at Lincoln. Our wide range of programmes span our four academic colleges, covering the arts, business, science, and social sciences.
Visit Us at an Open Day
The best way to find out what it is really like to live and learn at Lincoln is to join us for one of our Open Days. Visiting us in person is important and will help you to get a real feel for what it might be like to study here. Many of our students say they knew Lincoln was for them as soon as they set foot on campus.
By joining us at an Open Day, you have the opportunity to attend subject talks for the courses you are interested in, meet face-to-face with academic tutors, and speak to our expert staff about the things that matter to you - whether that is the course, careers support, accommodation, Students' Union, or fees and funding. You'll also be able to take in our spectacular city centre campus, cutting-edge academic facilities, and purpose-built accommodation.
A Supportive Community
At Lincoln, we understand that there may be times when you need a little extra assistance. That’s why we offer a wide range of support and advice services for both personal and academic matters. We aim to provide a friendly, welcoming, and close-knit community of staff and students, and everything we do is geared towards giving our students the best experience possible.
Our specialist teams offer free, impartial, and confidential advice and information on an array of topics, from fees, funding, and making payments, to health, wellbeing, and housing. Our Residence Life Team is available to support students living in University owned and managed accommodation.
University life is about so much more than just studying. Working together with the University of Lincoln Students' Union – an independent, student-led organisation run on behalf of all our students – the University aims to offer an array of activities and amenities to help enhance your student life.
Students can enjoy a range of virtual and on-campus events including live music, comedy, quizzes, and fayres, or take advantage of the facilities available at our Sports Centre, which include five-a-side football pitches, squash courts, and a well-equipped gym.
The Students' Union also offers more than 150 different sports and societies that students can join, and operates several on-campus venues which are popular hotspots during the day or night. These include Towers, The Swan and The Engine Shed, one of the region's biggest live music venues.
We understand the importance of giving you the strongest possible foundation to help you achieve your aspirations and we are constantly investing in our buildings and facilities. Over the past two decades, the University has invested more than £375 million in its Brayford Pool Campus, with further plans to invest in additional facilities and refurbishments of existing buildings. Whatever programme you choose, we strive to provide the best learning environment and aim to ensure that you have access to the latest equipment and resources to support your studies.
Your Future Career
Preparing you for your future career in the global graduate jobs market shapes your student experience from the day that you enrol. Alongside our industry-engaged approach to teaching, we have a dedicated, award-winning Careers and Employability Team who can support you throughout your time at Lincoln, and beyond.
Our careers professionals can help you to develop the skills, knowledge, confidence, and experience you need to kick-start your chosen career. Our students may also have the chance to undertake work experience while at University, and can get involved in a range of extracurricular and co-curricular activities such as employability mentoring, interactive careers education programmes, and real-world challenges set by employers.
Our degree programmes can help to equip you with the skills and knowledge to make a difference. Our graduates have gone on to work in a wide range of fields, spanning the arts, business, science, and social science. Meet some members of our alumni.
Chris Gray BA (Hons) Journalism 2015
Lincoln's graduates have gone on to work in media organisations around the world. Graduate Chris Gray works as Senior Journalist at the BBC News Channel and BBC News at One. He is one of the youngest members of staff working in that role which has seen him cover major news stories such as Brexit, elections, and the Covid-19 pandemic.
Imogen Napper, BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science 2013
Outraged by the polluted beaches she witnessed on field trips during her BSc Biomedical Science degree, Imogen Napper was determined to drive environmental change. After further study at Lincoln, Imogen took her passion to the next level and is now working as an Expedition Scientist at National Geographic.
Dan Sam, BA (Hons) Accountancy and Finance 2012
Dan Sam is enjoying a successful career at leading commercial bank, Santander UK. As an Associate in Corporate and Investment Banking, supporting a range of FTSE 100/250 businesses, he has devised practical and effective solutions to business needs by utilising the bank's extensive expertise.
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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.