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How do people get back to halls, has anyone had any bad experiences ect? Also during freshers week are there any people who come round halls and take all the 1st years into town and show them the best clubs like there are at some other universities?
1. Walk, the city centre is compact enough that you can walk pretty much to and from anywhere. I didn't use a taxi once in 3 years.
2. Not personally, and none of my friends ever had any problems. Lincoln's a pretty safe city, in terms of crime it's nothing compared to Nottingham, Birmingham, Manchester, London etc. The only crime i ever really heard about was students houses being burgled, usually in the Carholme area.
3. Yeh, there are a team of Freshers Helpers who will be about the student village and various accommodations helping people move their stuff in. They'll also be around in Freshers Week taking people out, giving advice and generally hanging around campus helping out where possible.
Lived here for 8 years
As some one stated, avoid; St. Giles, Sincil Bank area and Birchwood. These are the worst ones in Lincoln but then again nothing compared to major cities, you only get those skinny chavvy boys who can't really harm you :L
For students West of Lincoln is the most popular; West Parade, West End... as its safe to live in (as in less burgulary, thieves, etc...), is basically 5 minutes from the Uni/town, there's a nice river and cycle path and common for summer days, etc...
P.S. I live in West End
but it is like any other city and there is some crime, burglaries, occasional violence etc.
but usuallt it is very very safe,
i have not personally had any issues with violence or anything, but one of my friends did get attacked and mugged, but it wasnt too serious and he did walk down a dark alley at night on his own,
also there was a murder outside chicken cottage a couple of years ago and just over a year ago there was a murder in the mezz bar in junxions, but that was a gange revenge killing.
other than those 2 things in the past 3 years there hasnt really been any seroius crime of what i have heard.
in conclusion lincoln is really safe and you will be fine.
there are freshers helpers (one of which i am) who will help you get to know your way round during freshers week.
Whenever you Google or look on any local news site for any area, bad news stories are always bound to pop up!
If you take a look at the hard stats here: http://www.thecompleteuniversityguid... tudent-cities/ we actually fair quite well. It is also fair to say that as we are a city centre campus, that crime rates are probably going to look a bit higher than say that of Aberystwyth, as their campus is further away from the centre!
I personally found as a student here that I never felt unsafe, the streets are all very well lit, there's a good police presence and lots of security staff around campus!
Hope this helps
Georgia (Journalism Graduate & Social Media Officer)