University Centre Grimsby

University Centre Grimsby (UCG) is located in the centre of the town, in a dedicated centre opened in 2011. There are also campuses in Skegness and Scarborough. UCG works in partnership with Hull and Teesside universities.

UCAS Code: G80

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Student Services and Facilities

Careers advice

  • The careers advisors are professionally qualified and equipped to give you help and guidance.
  • They provide information on choosing the right job, additional education and volunteering,

Disability support

  • All of Grimsby Institute’s buildings and facilities are accessible to disabled students.
  • Individual assessment is offered to provide appropriate levels of support. Services include signers, visually impaired equipment, note takers, in-class and out-of-class support.
  • Contact: telephone 0800 315 002 or email equality@grimsby.ac.uk.

Students' Union

  • There is a newly formed Students’ Union with regular activities taking place on and off campus.


  • The institute was founded in 1944 as the Grimsby Technical College.
  • In 1966, it became Grimsby College of Technology, and was heavily involved in training for food science careers, and later opened a department of Science and Food Technology.
  • It became the Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education in 2004.
  • In 2011, the institute opened a dedicated University Centre at its Nuns Corner campus and created a separate Higher Education brand: the University Centre Grimsby.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • John Hurt (actor, famous for 1979 sci-fi classic, Alien).
  • Keeley Donovan (BBC news and weather presenter).
  • Professor John Sizer CBE (former chief executive of the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council).


Grimsby Institute & University Centre, Nuns Corner, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN34 5BQ