University of Lincoln
- Published: Wednesday, 20 May 2015 15:39
- Written by National Centre for Universities and Business
World-class teaching and researchThe University has established an international reputation for the quality of teaching and research, with academics and students working together on major projects across areas as varied as cancer treatment, water conservation and low-carbon technology.
High student satisfactionThe University of Lincoln has some of the most satisfied students in the UK. Lincoln is in the top third nationally for student satisfaction as ranked by our students, based on the average score for all questions in the National Student Survey 2014. Several of our courses rank in top 20% nationally in NSS 2014, including Journalism, Psychology, Drama, English and Sport & Exercise."
Historic city centre locationThe University of Lincoln’s award-winning campus provides a modern, student-centred environment on the picturesque Brayford Pool marina, where everything you need is either on campus or just a short walk away in the city centre. With its medieval castle and one of the finest cathedrals in Europe, Lincoln is steeped in history and home to galleries, cinemas, shopping, restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
A city of significanceBrayford Pool, the site of the University of Lincoln's main campus, has always been an important spot in the city.
As far back as the Iron Age, the Celts are thought to have named the town 'Lindon', meaning 'the pool', as it was the source of all water, trade and transport in the area.
The Romans, too, chose the city because of its inland marina, building their fortress high up on the hill to protect the pool.
Lincoln became one of the most important Roman, and then Viking, settlements in the country. When the Cathedral was first built in the 11th century, it pipped the Great Pyramids to be the tallest man-made structure in the world.
A very royal opening
Her Majesty the Queen opened the first University of Lincoln building on the Brayford Campus in 1996.
It was a University forged by the will of a community, not by a government directive, and the first new city centre campus to be built in the UK for decades. The Times Good University Guide described it as "the most dramatic transformation of a university in recent times."
More than £150 million has now been invested in the campus, transforming a brownfield site into an award-winning, state-of-the-art learning environment for the thousands of students who pass through its doors every year.
Education and innovation
Professor Mary Stuart's arrival in late 2009 as Vice Chancellor marked a new phase in the University's development.
Today, the University of Lincoln has established an international reputation as a research-driven, pioneering institution.