The Lincoln Story
Set on commanding heights between London and York, Lincoln - or Lindum Colonia - was one of the most important cities in Roman Britain. This prominence continues today in the form of a pioneering university of the 21st Century.
Whilst first developments date back as far as the nineteenth century in Hull, the project for a University in Lincoln did not begin until 150 years later.
In 1995, the Lincolnshire Foundation was born, a charitable trust that was determined to bring a university to the city. Tireless campaigning and donations from all over the county paid off and the trust raised over £30 million.
The Royal Opening
Her Majesty the Queen opened the first University of Lincoln building on the Brayford Campus in 1996. With a foundation formed by will of the community and not a government directive, the building marked a unique point in history and shaped the idea that Lincoln would be a university with a difference.
A unique team of architects, led by the award-winning Rick Mather, oversaw the development of the cutting edge campus and the historic buildings of Lincoln were rescued and revitalised to serve a modern student city. After years of remodelling, the centre of the University moved from Hull to its new home in Lincoln.
Professor Mary Stuart’s arrival in late 2009 as Lincoln’s Vice Chancellor marked a new phase in the University’s development, driving forward its reputation as a university of innovation and enterprise with an emphasis on research and research-engaged teaching.
Modern with Traditional Values
Behind its modern structure, the University upholds the traditional values of freedom of thought and speech. The education process is formed on the idea of a partnership in teaching and learning between staff and students with research shaping the curriculum.
True to its history, and in recognition of its responsibilities to those who fought to bring an institution of higher education to Lincoln, the University exists for its people. It is set in the heart of the city, welcoming all who wish to be a part of its growth.
Whilst its roots trace back as far as 1861, the University of Lincoln today is an award-winning campus with state-of-the-art facilities in a historic and picturesque city.
Our meteoric rise up the league tables, excellent student satisfaction and employability record has quickly established us as one of the foremost universities of recent times.