University of Lincoln

2014 League Table Ranking 52
2014 Overall Score 624
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Entry Standards 322 Help
Entry Standards
The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University.

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Student-Staff Ratio 19.4 Help
Student-Staff Ratio
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Research Assessment 1.90 Help
Research Assessment
The average quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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Academic Services Spend 894 Help
Academic Services Spend
A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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Student Satisfaction 4.05 Help
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Facilities Spend 305 Help
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Graduate Prospects 67.4 Help
Graduate Prospects
A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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Degree Completion 87.4 Help
Degree Completion
The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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Good Honours 60.7 Help
Good Honours
The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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Green Score 38.5 Help
Green Score
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  • The former University of Lincolnshire and Humberside became the University of Lincoln in 2001.
  • The Lincoln campus was officially opened by HRH The Queen in 1996.

Location and transport

  • There are campuses in Lincoln, and in Holbeach.
  • Lincoln has regular train services to London, Birmingham, Newcastle and more. The A1 is nearby and linked to Lincoln via the A46.
  • In Lincoln, everything this safe and student-friendly city has to offer is within walking distance of the main campus.

Entry standards

  • Undergraduate degree courses range from 240 to 320 points.
  • Minimum GCSE requirements:  three GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language.
  • The university welcomes applications from students who may not have the required academic qualifications, but who are able to demonstrate work experience or learning that is relevant, current and appropriate.

Teaching standards

  • The University was subject to QAA Institutional Review, across all academic provision, in November 2012. The University received an excellent result, meeting UK expectations in all areas – Academic Standards, the Quality of Student Learning Opportunities, and the Quality of Information about Learning Opportunities. In addition, the University was commended for the Enhancement of our Student Learning Opportunities.
  • The central aim of its Teaching and Learning Strategy is to produce independent, enquiring, knowledgeable graduates.
  • A key role of the University's Centre for Educational Research and Development is to enhance the teaching and learning experience for staff and students.
  • The university is committed to research-engaged teaching across its curriculum, giving undergraduates opportunities to work with postgraduates and academic staff on research projects.

Research standards

  • Dynamic growth, both in research income and number of research publications from academic staff, indicates the thriving and developing research culture of the university.
  • Research excellence is a key element in long-term success, and the university's research strategy enabled Lincoln to achieve a strong outcome in the Research Assessment Exercise 2008.
  • Appointment of more than 50 top-ranking Substantive Professors and installation of 60 eminent Visiting Professors since 2001.

Academic strengths

  • Several courses were rated in the top 10 nationally for subject areas in the last National Student Survey (2012) with Accounting number one overall.
  • The National Centre for Food Manufacturing at Holbeach is recognised internationally as a centre of excellence in training, education and research in the food production sector.
  • Major investment in STEM provision in recent years, with a series of new academic appointments in Life Sciences, Computer Science and Engineering.

Student facilities, including library and computing

  • More than £140 million has been spent in the last ten years to provide students with state-of-the-art facilities.
  • In January 2008 the £6-million Lincoln Performing Arts Centre officially opened, housing the university's School of Performing Arts, offering cinema facilities and providing conference and exhibition space for the university and businesses.
  • In 2004, the award-winning university library opened in the former Great Central Warehouse building, following a £5-million restoration project.
  • Free wireless internet available across all campuses along with free 24/7 IT support.

Disability services

  • A team of advisors specialising in physical impairment, hearing impairment, specific learning differences, and general advice and information, Dart, has a dedicated centre at the main campus.
  • Dart and the Assessment Centre team can be contacted in the following ways: telephone 01522 88 6400, fax 01522 88 6489, email, minicom 01522 88 6055, or visit the website for more details.

Students' union

  • The university's £6-million Engine Shed is home to the union. It is Lincoln's biggest multi-purpose entertainment venue at the heart of the main campus.
  • In November 2007 the Student Opportunities, Activities and Participation Centre (SOAP) opened and houses the AU, Education and Welfare Officers and Community Volunteers in one centre.
  • The Athletic Union looks after all the union's sports clubs and societies - they range from American football to karate.


  • The Sports and Recreation Centre has some of the best facilities in the county including a gym, squash courts, dance studio, football pitches and basketball courts.
  • The state-of-the-art Human Performance Centre recently underwent a £2-million renovation and provides a regional centre of excellence in Sport, and Exercise Science.

Recent/prospective new builds

  • The Faculty of Business and Law moved to a spectacular new £6m building in January 2011, complete with 250-seat Harvard style lecture theatre and moot court.
  • Lincoln's new School of Engineering, the first to be established in the UK for more than 20 years, constructed in collaboration with Siemens, opened in summer 2011.
  • Art and design students will move from the Cathedral Campus into a brand new building on the Brayford Campus in summer 2013.
  • Plans to establish a new science and innovation park on a city centre brownfield site were announced in summer 2012. The project is a collaboration with Lincolnshire Co-operative and the first stage will be the creation of a School of Pharmacy. Works begins in 2013.

Availability of part-time work

  • The university offers work to students on a casual basis as Student Ambassadors.
  • There are numerous bars, restaurants, shops and clubs providing opportunities for part-time work.
  • Visit the university's JobShop for more information on part-time work.

Notable alumni

Alumni award winners 2011

  • Bilal Sougou – Senior Project Manager for an International NGO in Haiti.
  • David Stenton – Senior Games Designer for Electronic Arts.
  • Juan Watterson – Deputy Minister responsible for the Isle of Man’s financial sector.
  • Charles Haynes – Literature Festival Manager at Cheltenham Festivals.
  • Matthew Targett – Volunteer Coordinator for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
  • Dr Stephen Bloy – Director of Research at Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education.
  • Mike Cuthell – has worked on commercials for Nike featuring Wayne Rooney and Fernando Torres.
  • Joy Blundell – founder of ACTS Trust.
  • Serina Yamazaki – works for the Asahi Shimbun, Japan’s second largest national newspaper.
  • Joey Giddings – Volume Crime Scene Investigator for the South Wales Police.

Other notable alumni

  • Mary Parkinson – television presenter.
  • Martin Vickers – MP for Cleethorpes.

Honorary alumni

  • Sir Ian Botham
  • Professor Lord Robert Winston
  • Nicholas Parsons OBE
  • Roger Mosey
  • Colin Dexter OBE
  • Jonathan Foyle
  • Loyd Grossman OBE
  • Sir Craig Reedie CBE
  • John Pilger
  • Professor Brian Winston
  • Professor David Chiddick CBE
  • Dr. Robert Price OBE
  • Sir David Tweedie
  • John Hurt

For further information

  • +44 (0)1522 882000
  • University of Lincoln
    Brayford Pool
    LN6 7TS
UCAS Code L39

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