Guide to the University of Lincoln

The University of Lincoln (the former University of Lincolnshire and Humberside) nestles in the heart of historic Lincoln. Opened in 1996, the University offers full and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate courses, foundation degrees and vocational apprenticeships. Additionally, it offers a number of professionally accredited short courses. The University has four campuses in and around Lincoln; Brayford Pool, Cathedral Quarter, Holbeach, and Riseholme Park.

Learning and Teaching

A pioneer of innovation and enterprise, the University of Lincoln has quickly established itself as a forward thinking institution, with an emphasis on partnership learning between staff and students that shapes the curriculum accordingly, and offers those who study there a unique learning experience.  Learning takes the form of formal lectures, seminars, workshops and group exercises.  Visiting practitioners share ‘real world’ case studies for analysis and evaluation. Students are encouraged to form their own informal study groups and academic support networks, and are expected to have a keen awareness of current developments in their field of study. Many programmes also feature either a short 12-week placement, or a full academic year of work experience.

Student Support

The University has a dedicated student support team who can help students with all aspects of academic life as well as pastoral matters.  The team are housed in the Student Support Centre on the ground floor of the main academic centre at the Brayford Pool campus.  They can provide confidential, friendly help to any student who is experiencing difficulties during their time at the University, and can offer support and guidance on everything from accommodation, timetable clashes and absence from study to disability, financial issues and confidential counselling.

Campus Facilities

The main campus is situated on the Brayford Pool waterfront, and has WiFi throughout. The library has recently undergone a £5 million renovation which has transformed it from an old railway warehouse into a state-of-the –art learning hub.  There is a spectacular waterfront self-catered accommodation complex, a sports and recreation centre, and a Careers and Employability Service with a team of qualified advisors. Also on campus is a 450-seat, state of the art performing arts centre which has played host to the likes of Alan Carr and Lee Evans. The Engine Shed, the heart of social activities and entertainment on campus, is one of the region’s premier live music venues, The Engine Shed; previous acts appearing at the Engine Shed include Ellie Goulding, Kings of Leon and the Stereophonics.

The University of Lincoln can be found at Brayford Wharf East, Lincoln, LN6 7T