Key Facts About the University of Lincoln
1. A university working with its city and across the nation
- Worth more than £250m to the local economy (doubling local economic growth rates) and has created more than 3,000 new jobs
- More than £140 million invested in the stunning Brayford Pool campus that has transformed a city centre brownfield site, revitalised the area and attracted investment from the retail, leisure and property sectors
- Our award-winning business incubation centre, Sparkhouse, has supported more than 100 new and growing businesses to establish themselves in the region and create over 200 new jobs.
2. Supporting UK industry and the economy
- Leading the way in partnership with business
- National Centre for Food Manufacturing at Holbeach campus, a state-of-the-art training factory sponsored and updated entirely by industry
- Work-based learning for industry and the armed forces, increasing workforce skills and saving UK taxpayer millions
- Opened UK’s first purpose-built engineering school in 25 years in collaboration with Siemens and emda.
- Embedding expertise of academics and graduates in national and local companies through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.
- Contract research and consultancy purchased from the University by business and the public sector worth over £16 million in the last five years (2007-12).
3. Research with real impact for people and society
- Major research projects including low carbon technology in aviation, new technologies for cancer treatment, design of successful, liveable cities, pre-hospital care by ambulance services, community re-offending, and anti-terrorist surveillance
- Increase in national research funding of more than 600 per cent following the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE)
- Two thirds of research outputs submitted recognised as having world-leading elements and majority rated as internationally excellent
- A multi-disciplinary approach with many projects involving experts from more than one School, for example Psychology and Computer Science
4. Very satisfied students
- Students rated a number of Lincoln’s courses among the best in the country for student satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey. Accounting was ranked number one nationally for the fourth year in a row
- Working in partnership with the Students’ Union to constantly improve a great student experience
- Committed to developing enterprising graduates, many of whom start their own successful businesses.
5. Commitment to academic excellence
- Commended for the innovative way we give students a voice in shaping how they learn in our latest Quality Assurance Agency review
- Accreditation by a number of professional bodies including Nursing and Midwifery Council, Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, Health Professions Council, General Social Work Council, British Psychological Society, Broadcast Journalism Training Council, Periodical Training Council, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Law Society, Bar Council and Institute of Biomedical Science
- School of Journalism first institution in Europe to receive "Recognised for Excellence" accolade from the European Journalism Training Association.
6. Global engagement
- More than 90 different nationalities represented among the student population
- Partnerships with major universities and colleges in China and India
- Working in partnership with Study Group to extend our global reach
- Supporting multinational companies and organisations in their education and training needs.
7. Driving change in higher education
- Led the pioneering Learning Landscapes project to design academic spaces of the future
- Heading a major Higher Education Academy-funded project - Student as Producer - to investigate and promote student involvement in research right from the start of their studies.
8. Strong community focus
- Sponsors of, Lincoln Grand Prix, Lincoln Book Festival and the Frequency Festival of Digital Culture
- Development of cultural arts in the city with the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, one of the largest theatres in the region, the Engine Shed live music venue and Lincoln Academy series of public lectures and film
- Siren FM is the UK’s only full-scale community radio station hosted by a university
- Engagement of Lincoln students with local residents highlighted in Living Together, Working Together, a national report by Universities UK and the National Union of Students
- Greater diversity within the Lincoln community, with more than half of our students coming from outside the East Midlands, and a growing number of international students
- Dedicated volunteering centre – SOAP (student opportunities and participation) - to engage students and staff with the wider community.
9. Social mobility and diversity
- Raising aspirations among 14 to 19-year-olds
- Working with schools in the city and region to promote and assist progression to HE (Lincolnshire historically had one of the lowest university participation rates in the country).
10. Quality and success in a few short years
- First new city centre campus to be built in 25 years thanks to public and private subscription contributing £32 million
- Established as University of Lincoln in 2001
- Now 11,000 students (from 2,000) and 1,200 staff and campuses in Lincoln, Riseholme, Holbeach and Hull
- Meteoric rise in university league tables, including Top 50 of The Guardian University Guide 2013
- University used as a Pre-Games Training Camp by Paralympic athletes ahead of London 2012.
Facts & figures*
|Lincoln Brayford Pool||8,499|
|Lincoln Riseholme Park||201|
|Lincoln Brayford Pool||1036|
|Lincoln Riseholme Park||52|
|Lincoln Brayford Pool||560|
|Lincoln Riseholme Park||31|
|Lincoln Brayford Pool||666|
|Lincoln Riseholme Park||22|
|Total number of students on campus||11,344|
|Franchised students (UK)|
|Lincoln Brayford Pool||581|
|Lincoln Brayford Pool||585|
|Lincoln Riseholme Park||15|
|All Staff **||1,250|
Includes both Fundable and Non Fundable students.
Includes both Home/EU and Overseas students.
*Data - 2012/2013 (latest validated figures)
Last Updated: 18/02/2013
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