Since it was first opened by Her Majesty the Queen, more than 100,000 students have chosen to study at Lincoln, from a multicultural background made up of 135 countries.
And those students are at the heart of everything the university does, with a real focus on excellence that is recognised in many national and international league tables and surveys. The university is listed in the world's top 150 universities in the Times Higher Education's (THE) Young University Rankings 2021.
Based in the East Midlands of England, Lincoln is a fascinating place for students to live with a history dating back to 300BC. With one of the finest cathedrals in Europe, a variety of shops and bars, and the award-winning Brayford Pool Campus, there is lots to explore. It's home to Lincoln Castle and the county was the birthplace of important historical figures including Sir Isaac Newton and Margaret Thatcher.
The university provides a memorable student experience, with over GBP300 million invested since 2001 to create a modern, student-centred environment.
Awarded gold – the highest standard possible - in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017, the University of Lincoln is recognised as one of the UK's leading universities for teaching quality.
91% of the most recent graduates from the university were employed or in further study within 15 months of finishing their course, and over 70% were in highly skilled employment (Graduate Outcomes study in 2017/18).
Thanks to the institution's strong links to industry, Lincoln graduates have gone on to work for multinational companies including Rolls-Royce, the BBC, HSBC 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.