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.



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!).


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 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


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.


Student services

The Student Advice Team provides generalist welfare advice to students on a wide-range of issues. Typical areas we assist with include:

  • Housing
  • Debt
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Funding
  • Employment
  • Legal Issues
  • Complaints

The above list is not exhaustive and we are happy to discuss any issue that is giving you cause for concern. For example, you may wish to discuss an academic issue with someone who is independent of your course team.

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
  • Rasen Lane: contemporary accommodation just 10 minutes walk from BGU and the centre of Lincoln

Library services

Our library provides a range of facilities, services and resources, as well as specialist guidance and advice from trained staff, to support all members of the BGU community.

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.

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.

Lincoln, England, United Kingdom