Bishop Grosseteste University

Top reasons to study here

  • Our students are some of the happiest in the UK.
  • We have extremely high rates of graduate employability.
  • We were recently rated amongst the very best universities in the UK for teaching excellence.

About

History

We began life in 1862 as an Anglican teacher training college for women. To mark our centenary in 1962, our name was changed to incorporate the current ‘Bishop Grosseteste’ title, in honour of Robert Grosseteste, the thirteenth century scientist, philosopher, educator, and Bishop of Lincoln (so he’s the one you have to thank for the long name!).

Education

Bishop Grosseteste University is committed to being a leader in learning, to inspire excellence, and to enrich the lives of its students and staff and the communities it serves.

Research

Research is an integral part of academic life and forms one of the defining characteristics of university culture. At BGU research activity is focused around five cluster areas: Children and Young People; Identity, Culture and Communication; Public Policy and Professional Practice in Education; Transitions in Higher Education; Wellbeing and Resilience

Career

The BG Futures Careers, Employability and Enterprise Team strive to support all students during their studies to research and plan their career, and to improve their employability. We provide careers education, guidance and information via a number of services and activities. We promote “being enterprising” as an attitude for life and are also able to advise those looking to start their own business.

Services

Student services

Here at BG Conference & Events we have a wide variety of meeting rooms available to hire. Whether the meeting is large or small, we have something to suit every budget.

Set in the heart of uphill Lincoln, our picturesque and historic campus offers a varied and unique setting for your meeting. With an eclectic mix of old and new buildings, all boasting modern equipment, BG Conference & Events provide a range of flexible options.

The Centre for Enhancement in Learning and Teaching (CELT) is dedicated to developing teaching and learning across BGU. CELT is comprised of staff working in Learning Development, Digital Learning and Student Engagement

Housing services

Finding the right place to live is crucial, so our Accommodation Team aim to make the transition from home to higher education as easy as possible. We have a variety of on and off-campus options open to you:

  • Wickham Hall is our newest on-campus accommodation, comprising groups of contemporary en-suite cluster flats
  • Constance Stewart Hall is our largest on-campus accommodation block, comprising of 91 study bedrooms split over 4 floors
  • Crosstrend House is in an outstanding uphill location within a short walk of BGU and the city centre
  • Cloud Houses: Accommodation just 5-10 minutes walk from BGU
  • Off Campus Accomodation: Find out some useful information if you are applying for off-campus accommodation

Library services

The Library is a truly communal space where students from all programmes come to study, gather information and seek advice & guidance.

  • Social Study SuiteThis suite is designed for group and collaborative work and incorporates five large seminar rooms.
  • Silent Study SuiteThis suite is for those who wish to work in silence and incorporates four study booths.
  • 24/7 IT Suite

ICT services

The IT Services Helpdesk is your first line of support will all computer and equipment enquiries and issues, from the applications on the computers to general IT issues, and printing and copying help. If they cannot solve your problem then it will be referred to the IT Services technical department.

Student Life

Campus life

BGU has a beautifully green and pleasant campus just a few minutes walk from Lincoln Cathedral, Castle and the old Roman city. We keep adding to our campus to ensure that our students have a fulfilling learning experience and a rewarding university life

Sports facilities

Our Sport and Fitness Centre is open to everyone - students, staff and the general public. Whether you’re looking to shift those stubborn pounds, join a new class and make friends, or catch up with old friends over a friendly game of badminton, we have it all.

Our Fitness Suite is equipped with top of the range cardiovascular equipment (treadmills, cross trainers, rowing machines, bikes) in addition to resistance equipment and a free weights, core and stretching area.

Our Sports Hall is available for hire and can cater for a wide selection of activities including 5-aside football, netball, basketball and badminton with all equipment for your chosen sport provided for. 

Student clubs

At Bishop Grosseteste Students' Union (BGSU), we strive to make sure that your student experience is the best it can be. We want your experience at university to more than just studying and work - getting involved with BGSU gives you all the opportunities and experiences to do just that.

Students' Union- BGSU is an independent body whose aim is to represent every single student on campus, no matter who you are.

Lincoln, England, United Kingdom

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