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University of Lincoln

Brayford Pool Lincoln,
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Situated in the heart of a beautiful and historic city in the East Midlands region of England, the University of Lincoln, UK, has established an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research and its innovative approach to working with employers.

The University has around 16,000 students across its four academic colleges, covering arts, science, business and social sciences subjects with more than 300 courses available in total at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The city of Lincoln is within approximately one hour’s journey time of Nottingham, Leicester and Sheffield, and well-connected by road and rail to London and several major UK airports. Popular with tourists, its medieval castle and cathedral attract hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the world each year.

Based inthe heart of a beautiful and historic city, the University is proud of itsreputation for providing a high quality student experience underpinned byinspirational teaching. The University is ranked in the top 20 UK universitiesin the Guardian University Guide 2020 and is rated Gold – the highest standardpossible - in the national Teaching Excellence Framework, reflecting ourexciting teaching, great support for students, and excellent employmentoutcomes.  

Since the University of Lincoln’s Brayford Pool Campus was opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1996, more than £350 million has been invested in the buildings and facilities, and while the institution can trace its origins back to 1861, it is listed by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 as one of the UK’s top modern universities.

The University of Lincoln has won a string of awards for its approach to working with employers, most notably its relationship with global engineering company Siemens in developing the Lincoln School of Engineering, which was the first dedicated facility of its kind created in the UK for more than 20 years.

The University also has a strong reputation for the quality of its research, with more than half of its submitted research rated as internationally-excellent or world-leading in the UK’s last nationwide assessment of university research standards, the 2014 Research Excellent Framework (REF 2014). Its researchers work on major international collaborations with universities around the world with specialisms in areas including medical imaging, architectural conservation, rural economic development, agri-tech, biotechnology and new drug development. 

Lincoln was rated as 10th best in the UK for university facilities in The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018. This ranking is awarded based on how strongly students agree that their university has high-quality, centralised, convenient and affordable facilities, a good library, and good sports infrastructure.

The University's main Brayford Pool Campus has facilities designed for the subject-specific needs of students, whether they are studying science, arts, social science, or business subjects. More than £350 million has been invested in the University's facilities over the past two decades. Recent investments include the £28 million Isaac Newton Building, home to engineering, computer science, mathematics and physics subjects; and the Joseph Banks Laboratories, where life sciences, pharmacy and chemistry staff and students work together.

The University’s new £19 million Sarah Swift Building houses resources for health and social care and nursing courses. The National Centre for Food Manufacturing, based in Holbeach, Lincolnshire, is a dedicated training, education and research facility serving the UK’s £110 billion food and drink industry, which connects with a variety of national and international companies.

The Nicola de la Haye and Peter de Wint Buildings include studios, workshops and a public gallery. Budding artists and architects benefit from specialist equipment for sculpting, printing, animation, photography and all types of design. The on-campus Sports Centre offers extensive fitness facilities, including a fully-equipped gym, five-a-side football pitches, squash courts, saunas and a dance studio.

One of theworld’s great historic cities, Lincoln is renowned for its fusion of old andnew. The winning combination of a welcoming and vibrant city centre and a historicCathedral Quarter, both offering a rich variety of attractions, activities, andamenities, makes Lincoln a fantastic place in which to live and study.

TheUniversity’s campus is based at the heart of it all. Located on the picturesqueBrayford Pool waterfront, it provides a modern student-centred community withalmost everything you’ll need either on campus or a short walk away.

Whenstudents are not studying, there are plenty of activities and amenities forthem 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 studentsduring the day and at night. These venues were named as some of the safest inthe country in the Best Bar None Awards in 2017.

TheStudents’ Union’s Tower Bar and The Swan provide relaxed daytime and eveninghangouts, while The Engine Shed is one of the region’s biggest live musicvenues. 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 walkaway from campus you will find a range of restaurants, cafes, and bars thatoverlook the marina area, while the city’s high street and side streets offer amix of independent and boutique stores and national brands and chains. Quirkyspeakeasy bars, cosy pubs, and bustling live music venues add to the vibrantand varied nightlife.

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

International students can find details on admissions processes and entry requirements on the University of Lincoln website here.

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). Lincoln graduates have secured jobs at major companies and organisations around the world. Recent graduate destinations include the BBC, Rolls-Royce, Siemens, Boots, GlaxoSmithKline, PwC and Rockstar Games. The University has a dedicated and award-winning Careers and Employability team.

The University of Lincoln is recognised as setting a blueprint for excellence in its pioneering approach to working with industry. Its unique relationships with companies such as Siemens demonstrate an innovative industry-engaged approach. This has been acknowledged through a series of national awards and accolades, including a Lord Stafford Award and a Times Higher Education Award. Lincoln is one of only a handful of top universities to hold Global Principal Partner status with Siemens and is also a member of the Santander Universities Global Division. 

Programs available

Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

College of Science: Lincoln Medical School- Universities of Nottingham and Lincoln

College of Science: National Centre for Food Manufacturing, Lincoln Institute of Agri-Food Technology

College of Science: School of Geography

College of Science: School of Pharmacy

College of Social Science: School of Education

Lincoln International Business School

Lincoln International Business School: Department of People and Organisation

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

College of Science: National Centre for Food Manufacturing

College of Science: National Centre for Food Manufacturing, Lincoln Institute of Agri-Food Technology

College of Social Science: School of Health and Social Care, Professional Development Centre

Lincoln Business School

Lincoln International Business School

Lincoln International Business School: Department of Accountancy, Finance and Economics

Lincoln International Business School: Department of Strategy and Enterprise

University Highlights

Total students - 13,223


International students - 1,012


Total faculty staff - 850


Total students - 13,223


International students - 1,012


Total faculty staff - 850



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