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Bishop Grosseteste University

2015 League Table Ranking 118
2015 Overall Score 429
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Entry Standards 272 Help
Entry Standards
The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University.

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Student-Staff Ratio 30.2 Help
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Research Assessment 1.19 Help
Research Assessment
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Academic Services Spend 331 Help
Academic Services Spend
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Student Satisfaction 4.14 Help
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Facilities Spend 109 Help
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Graduate Prospects 66.4 Help
Graduate Prospects
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Degree Completion 92.0 Help
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Good Honours 57.0 Help
Good Honours
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Green Score 20.5 Help
Green Score
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  • Established in 1862 as a Diocesan Training College and changed name to Bishop Grosseteste College in 1962 to mark the centenary year.
  • Awarded University College status in the summer of 2006 and University status in December 2013, becoming Bishop Grosseteste University.
  • Named after Bishop Robert Grosseteste, an 18th-century Bishop of Lincoln. In case you’re wondering, Grosseteste is pronounced "grohs-test", or "gross test".

Location and Transport

  • Based in a single site campus in the heart of historic Lincoln.
  • All of Lincoln's major facilities are within walking distance of the University campus.
  • Lincoln has good rail links throughout the country, along with easy access to the A1.

Entry Standards

  • Entry requirements vary depending on the particular course chosen. The UCAS tariff points system is used for undergraduate entry, but we welcome students with a range of qualifications and make every effort to personalise each entry offer. Entry requirements for each course are available on our website (www.bishopg.ac.uk/courses).
  • Please contact our admissions team by email (admissions@bishopg.ac.uk) or telephone (01522 583658) for specific requirements or to find out more information.

Student Mix

The 2,395 students enrolled in the academic year 2013/14 comprise:

Level of study
Mode of study
Full Time
Part Time
Student gender

Course Flexibility

  • We offer many courses on a part-time basis. Our Foundation Degrees are a flexible form of full-time study and are also a great option for those wanting to study without having to give up work, as they fit in around your normal working week.
  • You can find out more about part-time study options on our website, www.bishopg.ac.uk, or by contacting our admissions team on 01522 583658 or admissions@bishopg.ac.uk.

Teaching Standards

  • BGU is the 2nd highest ranked university in the UK for graduate employment levels (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, 2011–12)

Academic Strengths

  • Specialists in Education, offering Teacher Training for over 150 years.
  • Education, Drama and overall student satisfaction all rank highly in various university league tables.

Student Facilities

  • Dedicated IT suites attached to particular departments, as well as 24-hour suite accessible to all students.
  • Brand new and upgraded accommodation during 2013.
  • Newly extended and refurbished library building, which also houses our dedicated Student Advice and Learning Development teams.
  • Great facilities for individual subject areas, such as a performing arts studio and fully-equipped 230-seat theatre, a psychology laboratory and a music building with quiet practice rooms.
  • On-campus cinema with regular screenings of new and classic films.
  • Unique places to eat and drink, including an Alice in Wonderland themed coffee shop.
  • Newly-updated Sport and Fitness Centre with gym and acres of sports fields.
  • Free wi-fi access across campus and in all halls of residence.

Disability Services

  • BGU's Student Advice Team offers advice for students with disabilities, specific learning difficulties and other access needs.
  • Telephone 01522 583600; email studentadvice@bishopg.ac.uk; or visit BGU online.

Students' Union

  • Dedicated SU team who organise events year-round, including comedians, live bands and trips in the UK and abroad. There’s something for everyone, from on-campus laser quest to fundraising for charity.
  • Students' Union Welfare Service on hand to support students, as well as raising awareness of various student welfare issues.
  • Involvement in raising money for charities both locally and nationally through RAG (Raise and Give).
  • Wide range of established societies (ranging from poker to musicals and loads in between) as well as various sports clubs which take part in national leagues. If there is something you like doing and there isn’t a society or club for that activity, then you can easily set up your own for other people to join.
  • As well as events and activities, the main role of the SU is representation, aiming to empower you and your fellow students and give you a voice – both within the University itself and at a national level as well.


  • State-of-the-art Sport and Fitness Centre with well-appointed gym and 10 acres of sports fields.
  • Sponsorship links with Lincoln City FC, providing unique opportunities for our students.
  • Wide range of societies and clubs for students, such as archery, football, and hockey. Many of our sports clubs take part in national leagues.
  • Our popular Education Studies and Sport degree was introduced in 2007, and we now offer even more sport-related degrees, including Psychology and Sport, and Sport and Mathematics.

Recent/Prospective New Builds

  • In the past year or so, we’ve made lots of changes around our campus to provide some excellent new facilities. Prime amongst these is the upgrading of our accommodation during 2013. This included a brand new ensuite accommodation block, Wickham Hall (which replaced older accommodation), and modernisation of our existing Constance Stewart Hall. The extensive project has provided new self-catering facilities for all residents, and contemporary study bedrooms that are fully equipped with all the furniture and storage space you’ll need in your first year at BGU.
  • We’ve also built a new restaurant, Refectory, which serves a range of food and drinks – from quick snacks and hot drinks, to freshly cooked curries and roast dinners. It’s designed to perfectly complement Curiositea, our quirky Alice in Wonderland-themed coffee shop.
  • Spring 2012 saw the opening of our new Cornerstone Building, which houses our Library Services, Student Advice and Learning Development teams. Completed in the autumn of 2012, our £2.5m extension and refurbishment project makes our library a state-of-the-art resource at the heart of the BGU campus.
  • New for 2011–12, the BG Futures building embraces sustainable building and energy technologies, providing 15 business incubator units for students, graduates and the wider community – together with conferencing and support facilities.


For further information

  • +44 (0)1522 527347
  • Bishop Grosseteste University
    LN1 3DY
UCAS Code B38

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