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The official TSR representative page for the University of Lincoln, UK. We are here to help with any questions, ideas, problems or just to say hi… Our students come first. That's why we are ranked top ten in the UK for student satisfaction (NSS 2016). Lincoln is also a top ten institution for both teaching quality and student experience according to the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017. Rated as the top modern university by the Complete University Guide 2016, we pride ourselves on our cutting-edge facilities, having invested more than £200 million in our campus with a further £130 million spend planned over the next ten years.

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Teaching Excellence Framework Award (TEF)

TEF Gold Award

The University of Lincoln, UK, was awarded Gold in a national independent assessment of teaching quality in higher education.

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Open Days

30,000 people came to an Open Day event at the University of Lincoln last year. We believe this should be a day that changes your life and that the whole family enjoy. You can explore our campus, speak to lecturers, attend subject talks for the courses you are interested in, meet current students, view our accommodation, and enjoy the range of additional activities and entertainment that give our Open Days that distinctive ‘festival feel’.

Open Days give our students and staff the opportunity to show off. Previously our Dance Society and music students have performed, and we have had robots, fire-breathers, Stormtroopers, and our mascot Swanny entertaining guests.

Discover why Lincoln is such a special place to live and learn for yourself. The full list of our Open Day dates is available here.

Open Day

Upcoming open days
    • Saturday 14th November 2020
    • University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN67TS
    • Undergraduate
    • find out more

Student Life in Lincoln

One of the world’s great historic cities, Lincoln is renowned for its fusion of old and new. The winning combination of a welcoming and 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.

The University’s campus is based at the heart of it all. Located on the picturesque Brayford Pool waterfront, it provides a modern student-centred community with almost everything you’ll need either on campus or a short walk away.

When students are not studying, there are plenty of activities and amenities for them to enjoy on campus and in the city. The University of Lincoln Students’ Union operates several major on-campus venues which are popular hotspots for students during the day and at night. These venues were named as some of the safest in the country in the Best Bar None Awards in 2017.

The Students’ Union’s Tower Bar and The Swan provide relaxed daytime and evening hangouts, while The Engine Shed is one of the region’s biggest live music venues. It has hosted acts such as Kaiser Chiefs, Example, Kings of Leon, Kasabian, and Rudimental, as well as comedians Sarah Millican, Romesh Ranganathan, and Katherine Ryan.

A short walk away from campus you will find a range of restaurants, cafes, and bars that overlook the marina area, while the city’s high street and side streets offer a mix of independent and boutique stores and national brands and chains. Quirky speakeasy bars, cosy pubs, and bustling live music venues add to the vibrant and varied nightlife.

There are plenty of societies and sports clubs that students can get involved in. The University’s on-campus Sports Centre provides many of the facilities used by the Students’ Union sports clubs, including five-a-side football pitches, squash courts, basketball courts, hockey pitches, and trampolines. The Centre also offers a mix of fitness classes and a well-equipped gym. Students can pay for each session individually or via a monthly membership fee.

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Travel information

Our city centre campus is in easy reach of public transport links to the rest of the UK. Lincoln Central railway station is a five minute walk away, and opposite that is a new bus station serving the rest of the city and many other parts of Lincolnshire.

The A46 road is dual carriageway from the outskirts of the city all the way to the A1, giving easy access to the south of the country, and London, as well as to Nottingham and Leicester. Sheffield, Grimsby and Hull are also within easy reach.

East Midlands Airport is around a 90 minute drive away.

Latest News

Ninety six per cent of Lincoln's most recent graduates were in work or further study six months after finishing their course with more than 80 per cent in graduate level roles [Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2016/17, published July 2018]. Lincoln graduates secure jobs at major companies and organisations around the world. Recent graduate destinations include the BBC, Rolls-Royce, Siemens, Boots, GlaxoSmithKline, PwC and Rockstar Games.

A new medical school is to be established in an exciting collaboration between the University of Lincoln and the University of Nottingham to offer first-class medical education in Lincolnshire.The universities have secured funding for an initial 80 first year undergraduate places in September 2019 with a further 80 per intake in subsequent years. When it is at full capacity, the new medical school will deliver medical training to around 400 undergraduate students in the historic city of Lincoln. Students will study for a University of Nottingham BMBS medical degree at the University of Lincoln site on the Brayford Pool. Clinical placements will take place at hospitals, GP surgeries and other healthcare units in the county in collaboration with United Lincolnshire NHS Trust and the Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Outstanding Facilities

We understand the importance of giving students the strongest possible foundation to help them achieve their aspirations. Whatever programme you choose, we aim to ensure that you have access to the latest equipment and resources to support your studies. Over the past two decades, the University has invested more than £350 million in its Brayford Pool Campus, with ongoing investment in additional facilities and refurbishments of existing buildings. The University has also been awarded Gold by EcoCampus for its work in driving more sustainable environmental management practices across the campus.

The University’s facilities have been designed for the subject-specific needs of our students. Our buildings blend modern and innovative learning spaces with social spaces for group work and collaboration. At the heart of student life at Lincoln is the University’s Great Central Warehouse Library which provides access to more than 200,000 journals and 600,000 print and electronic books, as well as databases and specialist collections

When students are not studying, there are plenty of activities and amenities for them to enjoy. Many of our buildings have their own catering facilities, offering an array of food and drink options, and our on-campus Sports Centre provides many of the facilities used by the Students’ Union sports clubs, as well as a well-equipped gym and fitness classes. The campus is also home to Lincoln Performing Arts Centre which hosts a wide range of performances throughout the year, and the Engine Shed – Lincolnshire’s largest late night venue.

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Choosing where to live while studying is a big decision and it’s important to take the time to find out what’s available and what would best suit your needs. The University offers a variety of options to suit your needs and budget, from on-campus accommodation in our Student Village to University-managed developments and third party halls of residence just off-campus. Whatever you are looking for, our Accommodation Services team is on hand to help you find a great place to live.

Find out more about our accommodation here


Other Contact Details

University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool

Phone number: 01522 886644