University of Lincoln
Welcome to University of Lincoln
The University of Lincoln’s modern campus overlooks the stunning marina waterfront and is a stone’s throw away from all the amenities you could ever need, in the heart of the historic town of Lincoln.Along with all its history, medieval castle and famous cathedral, Lincoln is home to galleries, cinemas, shopping, restaurants, bars and nightclubs making it a great place to live. The university ranked highly in The Complete University Guide 2014 safest university cities and towns: always good news!
The university has risen up in the rankings over the past five years, driven by strong results in graduate employment and student satisfaction. In 2013 they were nominated for the ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year’ in the Times Higher Education Awards.
Courses and fees
Entry requirements can be found on each individual course page on the website. The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry, details of which can be found here. All applicants must have at least 3 GCSEs at grade C or above (or the equivalent) including English language.
Faculties / Departments
The University of Lincoln is split into three colleges; the College of Arts, the College of Science and the College of Social Science. Within these colleges are Schools, such as the School of Architecture and Design, the School of Computer Science and Lincoln Law School. The University has a total of 19 Academic Schools.
The University has many opportunities to study abroad for up to one year as part of your course. Many courses have links with Universities all over the world and offer exchange programmes. In addition the University’s Erasmus programme offers students the opportunity to study in any of the 32 participating European countries.
There is also the opportunity on some courses to spend a year in industry, with students accepting work placements all over the world. Recent student placements have included Cambodia, Poland, USA and China.
Undergraduate degrees cost £9,000 per year for UK/EU students, and range from £12,084 for international students, before scholarships and bursaries.
Bursaries and scholarships
There is a range of funding options available for university students. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For further information about eligibility and terms and conditions for all of the University’s bursaries and scholarships, please visit our website at www.lincoln.ac.uk/scholarships.
The University of Lincoln’s award-winning city centre campus provides a modern student-centred environment. Based on the picturesque Brayford Pool marina, everything you need is either on campus or just a short walk away.
Library and study facilities
Our Brayford Pool Campus has facilities designed for the subject-specific needs of our students. Editing and recording suites, industry-standard production facilities, modern studios and well-equipped workshops are available for those studying arts-based subjects, while students in engineering and computing have access to laboratories, workshops and the latest equipment and technology. There are modern and innovative learning spaces across the campus for group work and exchanging ideas with other students.
Science students have access to the latest equipment and cutting-edge laboratories at our world-class Science and Innovation Park, which includes a dispensary and consultation rooms for the study of pharmacy, specialist laboratories for the study of animal behaviour, and a wide range of equipment, resources and facilities for science research and study.
In addition, our award-winning Grand Central Library, situated on campus, is open 24/7 during peak periods and is home to a broad collection of print and online books a journals, a large number of computers and specialist librarians.
Student Support and Wellbeing Services
The Student Support Centre is a central point of contact that links students with the University’s support services. Staff are available to give advice and information on funding, fees and payments, housing and personal issues.
The Student Wellbeing Team offers impartial and confidential support, advice and guidance on issues that may affect your study, including disabilities, specific learning differences, mental health or medical conditions.
The University’s Disability Service is here to help anyone with a disability or specific need. Before applying or accepting a place, you may wish to discuss any support that you require and to assess the suitability of your prospective new environment.
There is an on campus sports centre which hosts a fitness suite, double sports hall, several football pitches, dance studios, a number of sports courts and more. There are also budget and 24 hours gyms within a 10 minute walk of the campus.
There is a Health Centre on campus which offers appointments with doctors and nurses. The Centre specialises in providing student-focused healthcare and information.
The Students’ Union runs an on-campus pub, The Swan, as well as the Tower Bars and a nightclub venue, the Engine Shed, which hosts student nights, live music and comedy. In addition to the on campus shop and various University cafes and restaurants, the city centre is only a 5 minute walk away. Here you will find shopping centres, cinemas, theatres and chain and independent pubs, bars and eateries; it's not difficult to find everything you need in town.
The Lincoln Students’ Union, named SU of the year at the most recent NUS awards, provides opportunities for you to develop new skills, gain valuable experience and meet new people. You will have the chance to try new sports and activities with other students from across the University, represent your peers and get involved in something new. It’s a great way to learn more, do more and enhance your employability once you enter the job market.
As a University of Lincoln student, you are encouraged to take an active part in your Students’ Union. Every year, you have the opportunity to get involved in the annual student body elections. Four full-time Sabbatical Officers and a team of Volunteer Officers represent you and ensure that you are involved in, and influencing the direction of, your Students’ Union.
Sports Clubs and Societies
There are currently more than 3,500 students involved in student-led sports, clubs and societies at Lincoln. Students compete in inter-university British Universities & Colleges Sport tournaments in a wide range of sports, including golf, rugby, football, badminton, rowing, tennis and cricket. There are more than 120 sports and societies at Lincoln, including debating, film, Harry Potter, cheerleading and comedy. There’s something for everyone, but if the Students’ Union does not currently offer something which you are interested in, they can help you set up a new sports club or society when you arrive.
Our dedicated Careers Advisers are available to provide you with the individual support and information you need when considering your future. You can make a one-to-one appointment or take part in the general drop-in sessions that run throughout the week during term time. There are also job-hunting, CV, job application and interview technique workshops, as well as an employer mentoring scheme. In addition to advertising graduate positions, the Careers & Employability Team organises a range of careers-related events throughout the year including an annual employability fair and a student and graduate recruitment fair.
The Job Shop is a central point on campus, run jointly by the Students Union and the University’s Careers Team, where students can search for the latest part-time job vacancies. Dedicated advisers are on hand to help you increase your chances of securing part-time employment, which, where possible, relates to your course and career aspirations.
The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. There is also a hardship fund available to all students who find themselves in need of financial aid.
For further information about eligibility and terms and conditions for all of the University’s bursaries and scholarships, please visit our website at www.lincoln.ac.uk/scholarships.
At Lincoln, you can choose from a wide range of safe and high-quality accommodation, most of which is on, or a short walk from, our city-centre campus.
The University guarantees accommodation to first-year students who confirm the University of Lincoln as their first choice with UCAS and make an application for accommodation by 30 June 2016. In addition, Lincoln guarantees to help all first-year students to find accommodation registered with the University’s Residential Services Office.
On Campus Accommodation
The University’s on-campus Student Village is a stunning waterfront accommodation complex, close to the University’s academic buildings, Student Support Centre and the Sports Centre. It is a short walk from the city centre. The complex is made up of 17 contemporary buildings of self-catered apartments, each one housing five to eight students. In total there are 1,037 furnished student bedrooms. Some apartments have rooms designed specifically for students with disabilities.
Fees for apartments include both heating and electricity bills, plus personal possessions insurance and free 24 hour University internet access. There is also a laundrette service, 24 hour on-campus security and bicycle storage available.
University Managed Accommodation (UMA)
UMA properties offer halls of residence-style accommodation to suit a range of budgets. These properties offer en-suite rooms and, in some cases, car parking is available. Most properties are within 20 minutes’ walk of the Brayford Pool Campus, and often much nearer.
University Partnership Halls
The University’s accreditation scheme with its Partnership Halls means that you can find a safe, well-managed place to live if you choose to live off campus. All developments provide a halls of residence-style environment and are within close walking distance of the Brayford Pool Campus and city centre.
University Associate Halls University
Associate Halls developments are located off campus but are within five to fifteen minutes’ walk from the University and city centre. They offer a range of en-suite and shared apartments.
Find out more about all accommodation at www.lincoln.ac.uk/accommodation.
University of Lincoln Open Days provide the perfect opportunity for you and your family to explore our campus, speak to lecturers about specific courses, meet current students and view on-campus accommodation. You can attend presentations on fees and funding, student life, accommodation and careers, as well as take part in campus and city tours. Our Open days are for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students.
Virtual Open Day
The next open days for both postgraduates and undergraduates take place on:
- Saturday 29th October 2016
- Full campus open day
- Saturday 19th November 2016
- Full campus open day
For 2016 entry Welcome Week commences on 19th September 2016. Further details of holidays and examinations can be found at https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/abouttheuniversity/calendar
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