Top Reasons to Attend University in Lincoln
- Population 94,000
- Student population 10,500
Modern Lincoln is a mix of lively entertainment and cultural attractions, thanks largely to the regeneration of the Cultural Quarter and the Brayford Waterfront. Although heavily dependent on the service sector, the city is renowned for industrial innovation and is the birthplace of the tank. With a two thousand year history and a majestic cathedral, tourism is vital to the economy. Lincoln has witnessed huge growth over the past decade bringing with it may benefits and challenges. The student population has also contributed significantly to both the city’s economy and its vibrancy.
- Lincoln is a little over 150 miles from London. The journey by car takes just over three hours. Road access is via the A1 with intersections at Newark (A46) from the South and near Retford (A57) from the North. The city is 40 miles east of Nottingham on the A46 and 40 miles south of the Humber Bridge on the A15.
- Lincoln Central railway station in the city centre is a few minutes’ walk from the main Brayford Pool campus. London Kings Cross is less than two hours away; www.eastcoast.co.uk (train timetables); www.lincsinterconnect.com (bus timetables).
- Lincoln’s central location allows for access via road and rail to a number of airports including East Midlands and Doncaster Sheffield. Flights to the London airports will necessitate transfer to Kings Cross Station for the rail connection to Lincoln.
- A shuttle bus operates in the city; www.lincsinterconnect.com (bus timetables).
Attractions for students
- Lincoln City is the local football club. Both University of Lincoln and Bishop Grossteste University have in-house sports facilities, including gyms, pitches, and playing fields.
Culture and nightlife
- The Lincoln Christmas Market and the Lincoln 10k Road Race are both firm fixtures in the city’s calendar while new events like the Lincoln Comedy Festival augment the buzz. The main tourist attractions are in the Bailgate area, at the north of the city: Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln Castle and Lincoln Medieval Bishops’ Palace. There are many pubs and restaurants.
- There is a broad range of cultural activities and venues in the student-centred city: the University’s Engine Shed is the largest live music and entertainment venue, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC) offers theatre and the Bishop Greaves theatre is located on the Bishop Grosseteste campus.
- Lincoln is nearly forty miles away from its nearest large neighbour and so has become one of the most important shopping centres in the East Midlands, a regional hub.
- All the usual high street stores can be found on Lincoln’s busy high street with two shopping centres, indoor markets, and a variety of places to eat and drink. There are also over 200 locally owned shops and boutiques.
Proximity to town centre
- University of Lincoln: Lincoln Brayford Pool campus is in the city centre.
- Bishop Grosseteste University: campus is a 30 minute uphill walk from the city centre rail station.
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Content was accurate at the time of compilation. Population figures are compiled from the 2011 censuses for England and Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland.