University of Lincoln

University of Lincoln

Top reasons to study here

  • At the University of Lincoln, we put students at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a reputation for innovative teaching and were awarded a five-star score overall in the QS Stars rating in 2020 and were awarded Gold.
  • We strive to offer teaching underpinned by a vibrant research culture, and we are proud of our Student as Producer approach to teaching, learning.



Brayford Pool, the site of the University of Lincoln's main campus, has always been an important spot in the city.

As far back as the Iron Age, the Celts are thought to have named the town 'Lindon', meaning 'the pool', as it was the source of all water, trade and transport in the area.

Her Majesty the Queen opened the first University of Lincoln building on the Brayford Campus in 1996.


Our courses have gained international recognition with Agriculture at Lincoln ranked in the top 250 in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2020, while Computer Science and Education are ranked in the top 250 in the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021.


The University's research themes represent both our current strengths and future areas of opportunity. They embody a unique set of areas that key into our goals as a civic university undertaking internationally significant research with local relevance, but also with our aspiration to become both thought leaders and researchers engaged in the pursuit of excellence.


Employers are increasingly looking for individuals who can make a difference in today’s global workplace. 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.


Student services

The Specialist Advice Service works closely with the Students Union, who support students through formal proceedings and can provide representation.

The Students Union Advice team may also be able to help you make informal approaches to the University. Please follow the link to their website for more information about the Students Union Advice service. We actively refer students to the Students Union for representation or if there are issues which affect more than one student.

Housing services

Based in the heart of Lincoln’s city centre, most student accommodation at the University is either on our Brayford Pool Campus or just a short distance away. Students are able to choose from a range of places to live. All University accommodation is supported by our Residential Warden team.

Library services

Choosing where to live while studying is a big decision and it’s important to take the time to find out what’s available and what would best suit your needs. The University offers a variety of options to suit your needs and budget, from on-campus accommodation in our Student Village to University-managed developments and third party provider halls of residences just off-campus. 

ICT services

We develop, deliver and support ICT Services for our University community.

Medical services

The GP practice specialises in looking after the students and staff of The University of Lincoln, their families and dependants.

Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. 

Student Life

Campus life

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.

Sports facilities

The University’s Sports Centre based in the heart of the Brayford Campus is the hub for activity to help keep you healthy and active while at the University. The centre offers an extensive range of facilities including a fitness suite, sports hall, football pitches, and dance, boxing and spinning studios, saunas and a wellness suite, as well as courts for badminton, tennis, basketball, volleyball and netball.

Student clubs

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.


Lincoln University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.  Middle States Accreditation is an expression of confidence in the Institution’s mission, goals, performance, and resources.

Lincoln, England, United Kingdom

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