Found in the historic city after which it takes its name, the University of Lincoln is amongst the best in the UK for student satisfaction and graduate employment. The main campus is located on the waterfront, in Brayord Marina, and is home to state of the art facilities, accommodation and amenities. There are also campuses in Riseholme and Holbeach, all in the East Midlands region.
Lincoln itself is a famous cathedral city at the heart of England, and attracts visitors to attractions such as Newport Arch and Lincoln Castle. But what is it like to live and study in the city? If you are interested, read on to find out more.
Facilities and Resources
If you plan on studying at Lincoln you can expect fantastic, state of the art facilities at the Brayford Pool Campus. The university have recently invested over £150 million on the site, upgrading student spaces, science laboratories and workspaces.
The Art, Architecture are Design building opened in 2013 as part of a £10 million refurbishment and the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre is home to a 450-seat theatre, which regularly hosts student performances. There’s a purpose built centre for Engineering, which when opened in 2011 was the first of its kind for almost 20 years in the UK. There’s also a well-equipped Law and Business School that provides students with a space for practise advocacy.
If you are interested in music or radio, Siren FM was the UK’s first university hosted community radio station and can be found in Lincoln.
Teaching and Research Standards
Lincoln prides itself on its high teaching standards, and students have rated its courses amongst the best in the country for satisfaction over the past few years. Graduate prospects are also great for Lincoln alumni, with 9 out of 10 finding work within 6 months of leaving. Moreover, the university is committed to developing enterprising and entrepreneurial students and many go on to start their own businesses.
A number of the courses are also accredited by professional bodies, including the Law Society, Bar Council, British Psychological Society and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.
In terms of research, Lincoln leads the way in a number of areas of research include the development of vaccines, medical imaging for cancer diagnosis, insomnia treatment and anti-terrorist surveillance. There are a number of research and consultancy projects that students can get involved with, along with over 40 research groups investigating a plethora of business and industry relevant fields.
Lincoln’s Sports and Recreation Centre accommodates both students and staff, and facilities include a double sports hall, five aside and seven aside football pitches, a dance studio, a fully equipped gym, saunas and eight badminton courts. There are also courts for volleyball, netball and basketball.
A number of clubs run out to the centre, with sport available for students of any level of ability. There are also qualified fitness instructors and staff on hand to help coach and train you along the way to your fitness or sporting goals.
Lincoln is blessed with a number of student accommodation options, include university and privately owned halls of residence, plus privately rented houses too. The majority of the halls of residence are within walking distance of the campus site, making Lincoln a fantastically convenient place to study.
To find halls in Lincoln, search for ‘student accommodation Lincoln ‘ and find one that suits your requirements.
Finally, the Student Union is the hub of student activity at Lincoln University and can be found near to the Engine Shed on campus. It won an award for the Student Union of the Year in 2014 and is home to hundreds of clubs and societies. It’s run by four full-time sabbatical officers, aided by a team of part-time officers, all of whom are elected by the student body.
The union also gives students the opportunity to get involved, have their voices heard or take part in great volunteering and charity initiatives. Recent community projects run out of the union include a clean-up operation in the Brayford Pool marina and a workshop offering support for victims of domestic abuse.