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University of Lincoln

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Overview

Overview

The University of Lincoln was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1996 and is today home to over 16,000 students from across more than 100 countries. Since opening it has welcomed over 90,000 students from 135 countries and is located in the historic city of Lincoln.

The university is placed amongst the world's top 150 universities in the Times Higher Education's (THE) Young University Rankings 2020, and is a top 20 UK university for overall student satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey 2020. Lincoln is also ranked as a top 100 institution in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2021. The institution has also been recognised for the quality of its teaching, having been awarded gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. Students benefit from excellent academic support and enjoy excellent graduate outcomes.

Students from the university are much sought after by employers who are searching for dynamic graduates, able to make an impact in the workplace. The University of Lincoln aims to develop well rounded individuals with the necessary skills to succeed through the provision of strategic partnerships with business, expert research, top-quality staff and world-class facilities.

96 per cent of Lincoln's most recent graduates were in work or further study six months after finishing their course with more than 80 per cent in graduate level roles (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2016/17). With the institution having strong links to industry, Lincoln graduates have gone on to work for multinational companies including Rolls-Royce, the BBC, Rockstar Games and Siemens.

The university takes real pride in conducting research that is tackling some of the most serious issues facing society today. In fact, over half of Lincoln's research has been rated as world-leading or internationally excellent according to the latest Research Excellence Framework.

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What's new

What's new

January/February 2021 admissions

Applications are now open for a range of University of Lincoln postgraduate programmes commencing in January/February 2021. For eligible students, the university are offering a number of country specific and merit based international scholarships ranging from GBP 2,000 to 50 per cent of tuition fees.

Lincoln ranked among the world's best 150 Young Universities

The University of Lincoln has been named among the top 150 young universities in the world in the Times Higher Education's (THE) Young University Rankings 2020. The rankings list the world's best universities that are 50 years old or younger, assessing them across teaching, research, international outlook and their work with industry. Students can find out more on the university website.

Lincoln rated in top 20 UK universities in the National Student Survey

The University of Lincoln has been rated in the top 20 universities in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the new National Student Survey 2020.

Lincoln was ranked 14th, out of 129 mainstream universities, for the proportion of final year undergraduates who agreed or strongly agreed they were satisfied with the quality of their course overall. At subject level, Lincoln rated number one in the UK for overall student satisfaction in four subject areas, namely economics, biochemistry, human geography and zoology.

Student Choice Awards place Lincoln among UK's top 10 in three categories

The University of Lincoln has been ranked among the UK's top ten in three categories of the 2020 WhatUni Student Choice Awards, which are collated from over 41,000 student reviews.

In the latest rankings, the University of Lincoln was placed 5th for local life and 7th for international, a recognition of the diverse and welcoming university community.

Lincoln was also ranked 7th (out of 24) for postgraduate opportunities and experience, 26th for facilities, and 28th in the university of the year category.

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Teaching & learning

Teaching & learning

The University of Lincoln was awarded Gold in the UK's national Teaching Excellence Framework in June 2017, for delivering "consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students". The university was one of only 59 higher education providers, out of almost 300, that entered into the TEF to receive gold, the highest standard possible.

The TEF's panel of experts found "students from all backgrounds... achieve outstanding outcomes" at Lincoln and praised its "comprehensive and embedded approach to student engagement that provides opportunities for students and staff to work closely together''.

The university was also awarded an overall five-star score in the QS Stars rating in 2020 and received the maximum score in categories for teaching and employability.

Lincoln is a top rated UK university with rankings in several areas:

  • It is ranked in the top 100 universities in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2021.
  • It is ranked 2nd in the UK for hospitality, event management and tourism by the Guardian University Guide 2021.
  • It is ranked 3rd in the UK in chemistry by the Guardian University Guide 2021.
  • It is ranked fourth in the UK for mathematics by the Guardian University Guide 2021

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Research

Research

The University of Lincoln has a proud history of world-class research with academics noted for making meaningful and profound contributions to their disciplines that have a real-world impact. This research has included the development of new medical technologies to preserving architectural landmarks. This research strength has been recognised with the university rated in the top 150 young universities in the world by The Times Higher Education Young University rankings in 2020.

Students have the unique opportunity to work and research alongside top-class academics, which is of immeasurable benefit to their development. The university has been noted for its quality research contribution by the latest Research Excellence Framework, which rated its research as internationally excellent or world-leading.

Award-winning Industry Links

The university has been acknowledged for its track record of industry engagement and interaction. The institution constantly liaises and works with employers, which greatly enhances the internship and employment options for students. The university enjoys relationships with companies like Santander, The Guardian and Siemens, that demonstrate the success of the industry focused approach. It is something that the university has been recognised for with a number of national awards.

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Facilities

Facilities

The university is committed to providing students with modern, world-class facilities. Testament to this is the GBP 300 million that has been invested into university facilities since the institution opened in 1996. The quality of the amenities on offer to students was acknowledged by the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018, which placed the university as the 10th best in the UK.

Students are able to enjoy the perfect blend of the new and old in a picturesque setting. The university campus is located a short walking distance from restaurants, shops, cafes and entertainment venues, a perfect blend for students looking to find a way to relax and socialise outside of their studies. Lincoln is also famous for its Cathedral Quarter and castle, providing plenty for students to see and do. This includes viewing one of the surviving copies of the Magna Carta from 1215.

The institution is committed to providing a holistic student experience and producing well rounded graduates. With this in mind the university actively encourages students to explore the surrounding area and enjoy extracurricular activities, like a visit to Sir Isaac Newton's house. In fact, students voted the university in the top ten in the UK for international students and postgraduate students, as well as in the Local Life category in the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2020.

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Student Support

Student Support

For any guidance upon arrival in Lincoln, students are encouraged to visit the Student Support team, which is based in the university's Minerva Building. The team can provide support on a number of issues, including enrolment, financial services, visa compliance, accommodation, academic advice and lots more. There is also a Student Wellbeing Centre that provides a counselling service for those struggling with personal issues whilst studying alongside an on-campus Health Centre.

Extracurricular activities such as volunteering, work experience or contributing to student clubs and societies are formally recognised through The Lincoln Award, an initiative run jointly by the university and Students' Union to help students develop their skills, knowledge and experience and stand out from the crowd to future employers.

Through the university's Students' Union, there is also a wide array of clubs and societies students can get involved in, spanning interests from Parkour to Harry Potter. Lincoln's sports teams compete in British Universities & Colleges Sports (BUCS) competitions and have won several trophies in BUCS competitions over the past few years.

Alumni Network

The University of Lincoln has an active alumni network, with Lincoln graduates keeping in touch from their roles in major international companies, charities and organisations all over the world. Lincoln's global graduate community includes more than 90,000 former Lincoln students across 130 different countries. Many successful graduates return to Lincoln to share their knowledge with current students at a series of annual alumni networking events. The university's ethos is to provide an education and experience, which enables students to achieve the future they want, and to extend the relationship long beyond graduation. As a result, students become part of the Lincoln family for life.

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Graduate Outcomes

Graduate Outcomes

The University of Lincoln prides itself on helping students achieve excellent career prospects, offering a number of different career services to help them prepare for their future. 96 per cent of Lincoln's most recent graduates were in work or further study six months after finishing their course, with more than 80 per cent in graduate level roles according to the latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey. Lincoln graduates have secured jobs at major companies and organisations around the world, including the BBC, Rolls-Royce, Siemens, Boots, GlaxoSmithKline, PwC and Rockstar Games.

Inspiring Stories

The University of Lincoln is at the cutting-edge of research into treatments to counteract antibiotic resistant bacteria. The research is being led by Dr Ishwar Singh, from Lincoln's School of Pharmacy, with significant developments being made through the synthesis of an antibiotic substance called teixobactin into a drug treatment.

A pioneering research project to develop better radiotherapy treatment for cancer sufferers is being led by Professor Nigel Allinson MBE from the School of Computer Science. With a GBP 3.3 million grant from the UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the OPTIma (Optimising Proton Therapy Through Imaging), aims to address the treatment of difficult tumours with patients enjoying better outcomes.

Alumni Success Case Study

Lincoln graduate Vicki Phillips was a winner in the prestigious British Council Alumni Awards 2017. The international awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of overseas graduates of British universities. Vicki, who graduated from Lincoln in 2002, won the U.S. award in the Social Impact category for her exceptional contribution to creating positive social change. She served as the Director of Education for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation where, alongside her team, she developed and executed the largest philanthropic investment in U.S. education, worth over USD 2.8 billion.

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Situated in the heart of a beautiful and historic city, the University of Lincoln has established an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research. Graduates of the university enjoy career prospects above the national average with 96% of its most recent graduates in work or further study six months after finishing their course and more than three quarters in graduate level roles.

The university provides a challenging and supportive environment in which students undertake their study or research. It offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across four academic Colleges and Schools, and its academic teams are involved in research at the leading edge of their disciplines, from developing new antibiotics and more effective cancer treatments, to tackling the digital divide and preserving historical artefacts.

Lincoln is recognized as setting a blueprint for excellence in teaching and learning through its pioneering approach to working with industry. The university have unique relationships with companies such as Siemens and the Lincolnshire Co-op, and its innovative industry engagement strategy has been acknowledged through a series of national awards and accolades, including a Lord Stafford Award and a Times Higher Education Award.

The University of Lincoln?s striking city centre campus provides a modern student-centred community. Based on the picturesque Brayford Pool waterfront, almost everything student will need is either on campus or a short walk away. The university constantly invest in its buildings and facilities as it strives to provide the best learning environment for students.
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