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Discover the UK

The United Kingdom (UK) is a national society of many cultures and, educationally, a place that the world holds in high esteem. This is why international students have chosen to study at UK Universities for hundreds of years.

More precisely referred to as “The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland”, the UK is made up of the countries of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The city of Lincoln is located in central England, not far north of England’s capital, London. Click here for directions on how to get to Lincoln.

Queen Elizabeth II is the head of state of the UK and Commonwealth countries. Nowadays, this position is largely symbolic, as the UK is governed by a democratic parliamentary system. Parliament is headed by the Prime Minister who is the leader of the elected political party. Scotland and Wales have devolved national administrators.

The UK was the world’s first industrialised country and has the world’s sixth largest economy. London is the largest financial trading centre in the world.

For more general information on the UK, try Wikipedia.


All faiths coexist peacefully in the UK. The UK is a secular community with the majority of religious faiths surrounding Christianity. There are also large Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist religious communities.

Click here to find out about our University Chaplaincy.


The UK’s cultural heritage and influence is vast and varied, from literature and theatre, to its internationally significant contributions to science, politics, arts and sport. 

For more information on UK culture, try Wikipedia.


The UK can experience many types of weather, although none too extreme. England has warmer maximum and minimum temperatures throughout the year than the other countries of the UK. The summers are generally warm but temperatures can rise considerably, and the winters can become quite cold and often below freezing.