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.