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Since Her Majesty the Queen opened the first University of Lincoln building on the Brayford Pool Campus, the University has welcomed more than 90,000 students from across 135 countries. Today, Lincoln is ranked in the world’s top 150 universities in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) Young University Rankings 2022 and were also named as the Modern University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.
The University of Lincoln put students at the heart of everything they do and have a reputation for innovative teaching, having been awarded a five-star score overall in the QS Stars rating and Gold, the highest standard possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework.
As a student at the University of Lincoln you will be living in one of Europe’s great historic cities, with a history dating back as far as 300BC. Alongside remains from Lincoln’s Roman heritage, the city is also home to a number of historical buildings and landmarks, including Lincoln Cathedral which was built in 1072 and was once the tallest building in the world. The city is also home to Lincoln Castle which has watched over the city’s skyline for almost 1,000 years.
International year one and pre-masters programmes at Lincoln are flexible, preparing you for direct entry on to full undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.
Pre-master's programmes are for 12 weeks, starting September/October 2022, and are specially designed pathways to a postgraduate degree in February 2023. The International Year One is designed to help students to develop the English language, academic study skills, and subject-specific knowledge required for degree-level study.
As a student at the University of Lincoln, we aim to prepare you for your future career by providing you with a range of opportunities to engage with industry, and to develop career-ready skills. The University is proud to have developed innovative partnerships with a range of organisations, providing students with enhanced opportunities for work experience, networking, and access to the latest industry trends.
At the University of Lincoln, we offer a range of opportunities to help you develop the skills and qualities employers are increasingly looking for. As an example, a number of our undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes provide the opportunity to apply to take part in an industry work placement or project. There may also be opportunities to hear from guest speakers and to participate in field trips to help you broaden your knowledge.
Our Students’ Union (SU) can help to make your time at Lincoln a truly unforgettable experience.
Run by student leaders, the SU offers a range of opportunities and support for members of our student community whilst representing your academic interests.
Joining a club or society can be a great way to make new friends, creating bonds that can last a lifetime. The SU traditionally offers more than 100 different sports clubs and societies which anyone can join. They range from academic groups like the Computer Science and Law Societies, to less traditional clubs such as the Harry Potter and Pokemon Go Societies.
96 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). The University is also in the top 20 universities for UK student satisfaction (Guardian university Guide 2022).
Based in the heart of Lincoln’s city centre, most student accommodation at the University is either on the Brayford Pool Campus or just a short distance away.
The Student Village comprises the University’s on-campus accommodation and is made up of two purpose-built waterfront complexes: Lincoln Courts and Cygnet Wharf. The University also manages a range of halls of residence and shared housing options for new and continuing students who choose to live off-campus.
Lincoln is a fantastic place to live, study and work and was named as one of Britain’s 20 Best Cities in 2017 by The Telegraph. In 2016, Lincoln was also named as the friendliest place in the UK by the Eden Project’s Big Lunch programme and those who live here. More recently, Lincoln was named as one of the most affordable student cities in the UK, according to The Times Good University Guide 2020.
You may not think you know the county of Lincolnshire, but our residents have helped shape history beyond its borders. As an example, renowned physicist and mathematician Sir Isaac Newton was born in the Lincolnshire village of Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth in 1642. Lincolnshire was also the birthplace of the UK’s first female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, and the home of poet Alfred Tennyson.
With more than 2,000 years of history, the city of Lincoln has been used as a filming location in a number of period television series and films including Downton Abbey, The Da Vinci Code and The King.
Alongside it’s fascinating history and countryside, the county of Lincolnshire is renowned for regional food such as the Lincolnshire sausage, and there is lots to see and do, with countryside walks in the Lincolnshire Wolds and trips to the British seaside at Cleethorpes and Skegness nearby.
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