The University of Lincoln was awarded Gold in the UK's national Teaching Excellence Framework (2017), and is proud of its reputation for a high-quality student experience underpinned by inspirational teaching. The city-centre campus is based on the picturesque Brayford Pool marina, providing a modern student-centred environment close to everything students need.

City Centre
City Centre

In or close to the centre of a city


The university (including student accommodation, teaching, and leisure facilities) is located on one site

UCAS Code: L39

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students. Find out more about TEF.

Student Statistics

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 84%
  • Postgraduate 16%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 82%
  • Part Time 18%

Where students come from

  • UK 92%
  • EU 2%
  • Other 6%

Student gender

  • Male 45%
  • Female 55%

Student Services and Facilities

Libraries and Information Services

  • The university's Great Central Warehouse Library offers access to nearly a quarter of a million books and e-books, alongside more than 200,000 print and electronic journals, databases and specialist collections.
  • The library is open 24/7 for most of the academic year.

Student jobs

  • Lincoln is a thriving city with ample opportunities for students to seek part-time employment, within walking distance of the city-centre campus.
  • The university's Student Job Shop helps students find work while they study, advertising paid positions and work experience opportunities.

Careers advice

The Careers and Employability team offer a range of central and subject-specific programmes and activities, including:

  • Careers advisers offering group, individual and virtual support to students, including information resources and a careers virtual learning platform to help students with their career development.
  • Opportunities for students to network with employers through events, competitions, curriculum lectures and modules, mentoring and mock interviews.
  • Access to thousands of graduate-level vacancies and opportunities, as well as opportunities during students' studies.

Health services

  • An NHS GP practice is located in the university Health Centre on the main Brayford Pool campus.

Counselling and Mental Health Support

  • The Student Well-being team includes student well-being advisers, mental health advisers and counsellors. 
  • There is also a multifaith chaplaincy service.

Disability support

  • The Student Well-being Service is available to any student with a disability, long-standing medical condition, mental health condition or specific learning difference.
  • Students registered with the service are assigned a well-being adviser to help create a learning support plan tailored to their needs; this may include extra support in lectures, coursework and exams.
  • The service can also support students to apply for Disabled Student’s Allowance (DSA) which could help fund assistive technology and non-medical help, such as a one-to-one tutor to aid academic studies.

Other services and facilities

Students have access to world-class facilities.

  • Engineering and science students are supported by an engineering hub, specialist laboratories for research in laser applications, biofuels, and robotics, and materials laboratories for molecular and nanomaterials synthesis. Life sciences students are able to access some of the latest equipment for molecular and cell biology, tissue biology and DNA analysis.
  • Within the schools of Health and Social Care and Psychology there are clinical suites, sleep laboratories and a specialist BabyLab for the study of child development. A moot court enables law students to practise advocacy, while in the Human Performance Centre there is an 'endless pool' for research into swimming and triathlon.
  • Arts students use specialist studios and workshops with equipment such as 3D printers, rapid prototyping and laser cutting resources; and for media students there are video and audio editing suites, digital radio and television studios, and a journalism newsroom.

Students' Union

  • The Students' Union offers a range of services to help students get the most out of their time at university; currently more than 3,500 students are involved in over 100 sports, clubs and societies at Lincoln.
  • The SU provides students with a voice in political discourse, running annual student elections.
  • Community volunteering opportunities have included Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue training, a clean-up of the Brayford Pool marina and offering support for victims of domestic abuse.


  • The university can trace its roots back to 1861 and the Hull College of Art.
  • The first building on the university's Brayford Pool campus was opened by Her Majesty the Queen in 1996. It was the first new city-centre campus to be built in the UK for decades. Major investment has transformed what was a brownfield site into a modern learning environment for thousands of students, with three major new buildings added in 2017.

Fascinating Fact

  • In an exciting collaboration between the University of Lincoln and the University of Nottingham, a new medical school opens to its first students from 2019. Based in the historic city of Lincoln, students will study for a University of Nottingham BMBS medical degree at the University of Lincoln site on Brayford Pool, with clinical placements at hospitals, GP surgeries and other healthcare units in the county.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Ben Walke – global manager for community engagement at EA Games.
  • Mark Chambers − award-winning children's book illustrator (for the children's book Pigeon Poo) and author.
  • Mike Cuthell − advertising creative on commercials for Nike and other major brands.
  • Juan Watterson – speaker of the Isle of Man's House of Keys.
  • Jack Howard and Dean Dobbs – filmmakers, comedians and YouTube stars.
  • Vicki Phillips – leading US educationalist and former director at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • Mark Backler – games designer, founder of Sketchbook Games.
  • Sebastian Cox − award-winning designer and furniture-maker.
  • Vivek Sharma – deputy editor of ITV's This Morning.
  • Lyndsay Rowan – BAFTA-winning TV producer.


University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS