University of Lincoln2014 League Table Ranking 52
2014 Overall Score 624
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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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, minicom 01522 88 6055, or visit the website for more details.
- 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.
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.
- 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
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