Top Reasons to Choose Lincoln

University is a place to learn and it is also a place to develop life experiences and create valuable memories. It is an opportunity to discover your interests and build confidence in preparation for a successful future.

There are some great things going on at the University of Lincoln. It’s a fantastic place to live and study and as the start of your higher education academic experience it will prove challenging, exciting and transformative. Find out more below about great reasons to choose Lincoln.

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Innovative Teaching

The University of Lincoln is ranked as a top 50 UK institution in both The Guardian University Guide 2018 and The Complete University Guide 2017 and is also a top ten institution for teaching quality, according to the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and also featured in the top 10 of the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2017 in the postgraduate and international categories. The University of Lincoln has also been commended by the Quality Assurance Agency for its approach to enhancing students' learning opportunities.

Chris Packham, one of our visiting professors describes the University of Lincoln as "exciting and staffed by innovative people."

Visiting Professor Chris Packham talks about his teaching and project work with School of Life Science students at the University of Lincoln.


High Student Satisfaction

The University of Lincoln has some of the most satisfied students in the UK. Lincoln is a top ten UK university for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2016. In addition, Lincoln has been ranked number one in a range of NSS subject areas including Zoology, Transport and Travel, Design, Biochemistry, and Animal Science. The University is also a top ten institution for student experience, according to the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.


Excellent Employment Prospects

95% of our most recent graduates were in work or further study six months after graduating, and almost three quarters were in graduate level roles according to the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2014/15. 


Fabulous City Centre Location

Situated next to the picturesque Brayford Pool marina in the heart of the thriving city centre, just a few minutes’ walk from the High Street, there is a wealth of shops, restaurants and accommodation close to campus. The University of Lincoln was rated in the top 10% of UK universities for centralised, convenient facilities in the Times Higher Education's Student Experience Survey 2015.


Pioneering Research

Lincoln is proud to be home to world-leading researchers who are making profound contributions to their subject areas. Research enables us to discover, disseminate and preserve knowledge. More than half of the research submitted by Lincoln to the national Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 was judged to be internationally excellent or world-leading (3* or 4*) – the highest scores possible.


Cutting-edge Facilities

We have invested more than £200 million in our campus with a further £130 million spend planned over the next ten years. 

Our Brayford Pool Campus has facilities designed for the subject-specific needs of our students. Editing and recording suites, industry-standard production facilities, modern studios and well-equipped workshops are available for those studying arts-based subjects, while students in engineering and computing have access to laboratories, workshops and the latest equipment and technology. Science students have access to specialist equipment and cutting-edge laboratories at our Science and Innovation Park.


Unique Employer Links

The University of Lincoln is recognised for excellence in teaching and learning through its pioneering approach to working with industry. Our unique relationship with companies such as Siemens and the Lincolnshire Co-op demonstrate our innovative industry-engaged approach. This has been acknowledged through a Lord Stafford Award and a Times Higher Education Award.


Great Visiting Minds

Alongside our world-class academic staff, some of the finest thinkers in their fields come to Lincoln to deliver inspirational talks to our students as part of our Great Minds visiting lecturers programme. Past speakers have included John Hurt, Chris Packham, Jason Bradbury, Dallas Campbell, Abbie Hutty, John Bercow MP, Dame Carol Ann Duffy, Steve Cram, Angela Rippon, Professor Lord Robert Winston and Carl Djerassi.


Lincoln is a Great Visitor Destination

Lincoln is recognised as one of the world's great historic cities, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year from all over the world. With its medieval castle and one of the finest cathedrals in Europe, Lincoln is steeped in history.

Lincoln has been named as one of Britain’s 20 Best Cities in 2016 by the Telegraph. Lincoln's famous cobbled Steep Hill was also named one of the prettiest streets in Britain by the Daily Telegraph, having previously been named Britain's Best Street by the Academy of Urbanism.