• Bishop Grosseteste University

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    Welcome to Bishop Grosseteste University

    Bishop Grosseteste University is committed to being a leader in learning, to inspiring excellence, and to enriching the lives of its students and staff and the communities it serves.

    The University seeks to value diversity; recognise aspiration and achievements; promote opportunities for self-development; respect its heritage whilst embracing appropriate change; and remove barriers to progress. Its academic portfolio includes undergraduate, postgraduate and work-based programmes in education, arts and humanities and cultural industries.

    The mission of Bishop Grosseteste University is to excel at teaching, learning and research in order to enable all students to achieve at the highest possible standard in their chosen field of study. The University will foster an ethos in which the whole person is valued and diversity is celebrated provide a dynamic environment that supports learning, research and external collaboration work with partner schools to ensure that present and future teachers are well prepared and challenged in their thinking about learning. Students will engage with cultural and creative activity at all levels for the enrichment of our society and to develop productive partnerships with businesses and communities for mutual benefit.

    Bishop Grosseteste University is committed to being an inclusive community which welcomes and hosts a diverse population of students & staff and fosters an ethos of mutual respect, trust and care. The faculty and staff recognises the place of faith within the human experience and provides for its practice, nurture and exploration. The University has a strong belief in and commitment to education, learning, and the facilitation of personal development, placing high value upon the academic quality of the courses we offer. Bishop Grosseteste is committed to making a positive impact on the societies in which we live and work, locally, nationally and internationally seeks to take an ethical approach to all activity and policy-making and encourages good practice in issues relating to the environment, sustainability and fair trade.

    Courses and fees

    Bishop Grosseteste University offers a wide range of courses, specialising in educational and counselling courses at Undergraduate level, as well as offering a variety of postgraduate options including PGCE's, MA's and doctoral study.

    Tuition Fees

    Tuition fees are set at £9,000 for UK BA and PGCE students, and £10,000 for international students.

    For postgraduate MA students, UK students pay £4,800, whilst international students pay £6,000.

    Funding

    The BGU bursary caters to students who come from households earning less than £25,000 a year, in order to help with their studies. You can also apply for the maintenance grant, which cuts down the amount of your maintenance loans, as well as several other grants offered by Student Finance UK.

    Facilities

    Location

    Lincoln is a multicultural city, offering the benefits of a diverse population whilst still retaining a quaint, small town charm. Blending its historic past with contemporary city dynamics, it's also geared towards its student population, meaning that you'll fit right in here.

    Library Services

    Containing over 135,000 books, e-books, journals, magazines and AV materials, BGU Library is committed to supporting and responding to the learning, teaching and research needs of the University and to helping its members achieve their academic goals through the provision of high quality library services and facilities.

    The Library has several quiet study rooms, 60 computers alongside a 24/7 IT suite, and a full and dedicated staff.

    Sports Facilities

    BGU's Sports & Fitness Centre features both a fitness suite and a sports hall, where students and the public can exercise and socialise. There are also a number of sporting societies that train there, open to all abilities.

    Student Union

    Independently run from the university, BGSU offers representation to the student body, and also runs councilling and welfare services. it also coordinates student charity events and campaigns on a local and national level.

    Careers

    The BGU careers service offers CV sessions, guidance appointments, workshops and job fairs, as well as the BG Futures facility, which could lead to you starting your own business right on campus.

    BG Futures is a unique business hub aimed at giving students who wish to start their own business a environment in which to develop and nurture their ideas. Ideal for those who wish to become self-employed, it can offer anything from a PO box to an office space and conference rooms.

    Amenities

    Curiositea and The Refectory are the two main places to eat during the day on campus, offering coffee, snacks, and full meals to students. For nightlife, Bar BG offers a place to escape the daily grind of class, and has recently opened Stone Willy Pizza Bar, which offers an excellent selection of pizzas and wraps throughout the day and evening.

    The Venue Cinema offers a unique blend of modern cinema, live theatre screenings and and student productions, as well as a range of outside performers. Fully kitted out with the latest of projection and Dolby surround sound technology, it enables the best screening for students and public alike.

    Medical Services

    BGU offers counselling and welfare services via The Park Practice, which ensures confidential and discreet care. The Park Practice also offers telephone and email counselling if access to the surgery is difficult. The Student Advice team will also assist students in attaining help and accommodations with learning difficulties, disabilities and other access needs in order to complete their studies.

    Accommodation

    On Campus

    BGU offers two halls of residence, Constance Stewart Hall and Wickham Hall. With 217 rooms in total, each hall offers wireless internet access, desks, chairs and wardrobe space in each room.

    Constance Stewart Hall

    With 91 bedrooms over four floors, Constance Stewart Hall offers a vibrant freshers experience with communal kitchen/living areas and bathrooms on each floor. Each room has a double bed, and the ground floor is accessible for disabled students.

    Wickham Hall

    Newly built, this contemporary cluster of flats has 126 rooms in total, with en suite bathrooms, a kitchen living area with TV, and plenty of storage.

    Off-Campus

    The University has reserved a number of spaces in Crosstrend House, a private student accommodation just a few minutes away from campus. With 73 en suite studio rooms and 4 shared facility rooms, it is a great alternative to the above halls.

    Open days

    Open days at BGU offer a great opportunity to explore Lincoln and the university campus, with several talks and events throughout the day. You don't have to worry about missing anything, as several talks are repeated, ensuring that you can see as much as possible.