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Discover the University of Lincoln

Situated in the heart of a beautiful and historic city, the University of Lincoln is a top 50 UK university (The Guardian University Guide 2019; Complete University Guide 2019) which has established an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research. 

The University of Lincoln was recently awarded Gold – the highest standard possible - in the national Teaching Excellence Framework, an independent assessment of teaching quality in UK higher education. This award reflects the University’s exciting teaching methods, great support for students and excellent employment outcomes.

Lincoln graduates enjoy prospects above the national average with 95% of its most recent graduates in work or further study six months after graduating and more than three quarters in graduate level roles.

Lincoln is recognised as setting a blueprint for excellence in teaching and learning through its pioneering approach to working with industry. It has unique relationships with companies such as Siemens and the Lincolnshire Co-op, and its innovative industry engagement strategy has been acknowledged through a series of national awards and accolades, including a Lord Stafford Award and a Times Higher Education Award. 

In the National Student Survey 2017, students rated the University of Lincoln in the top 20 in the UK for academic support, learning resources and learning community with several courses placed number one overall for their subject areas. In the Complete University Guide 2019, Lincoln rated 43rd overall and in the Guardian University Guide 2019 is placed 22nd in the UK overall. The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 recognises Lincoln as one of the country’s leading young universities.

In its latest review by the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency, Lincoln was commended for its approach to enhancing students' learning opportunities and its Student as Producer initiative, which engages all students in real academic research. 

Lincoln is home to world-leading researchers who are making profound contributions to their subject areas. From developing new medical technologies to preserving rare architectural treasures, the work of Lincoln’s academics and students makes a real difference to society. The quality and breadth of research at the University of Lincoln was highlighted in the national Research Excellence Framework 2014, where more than half of the University’s submitted research was rated as internationally excellent or world leading. 

Since the University’s main Brayford Pool Campus was opened by Her Majesty the Queen in 1996, more than £300million has been invested to provide a modern, student-centred environment with two major academic buildings and new on-campus student accommodation opened in 2017.

The University of Lincoln has revitalised the waterfront area of the city, attracting significant investment from retail, leisure and property sectors. The University of Lincoln is now estimated to contribute more than £400million to the national economy as one of the fastest growing universities in the UK.