Lincoln University Uk

Students are at the heart of everything we do at Lincoln, from our award-winning teaching to our great industry links and outstanding student experience. We are here to help you succeed.

Employers are increasingly looking for individuals who can make a difference in today’s global workplace. With our expert staff, modern facilities, close links with business, and world-leading research we aim to provide the tools you need to achieve your career aspirations.

The University of Lincoln prides itself on the quality of its teaching, which is reflected in our Gold award in the national Teaching Excellence Framework. We are also ranked in the top 20 universities in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2020.

Important Dates for Your Diary

Each course is different – some will have placements, coursework, assessments, dissertations or projects instead of examinations. These are the key dates for your diary throughout the academic year. 

Students’ individual timetables are available on the University of Lincoln’s virtual learning environment Blackboard.

Key Term Dates 2020-21

Online Orientation WeekMonday 5 October 2020Friday 9 October 2020
HolidayMonday 21 December 2020Sunday 3 January 2021
ExaminationsMonday 1 February 2021Friday 12 February 2021
HolidayMonday 29 March 2021Sunday 11 April 2021
ExaminationsMonday 24 May 2021Friday 11 June 2021
Examination ResitsMonday 16 August 2021Friday 27 August 2021
GraduationMonday 6 September 2021Thursday 9 September 2021

Which courses will be starting teaching earlier?

Some of our programmes need to start sooner than 12 October, primarily due to professional requirements and practical placements. We will be making arrangements for students on these programmes to be able to move into University accommodation earlier. For students in private sector accommodation, we will ensure that providers are aware of the earlier start dates. The affected courses are listed within our Coronavirus FAQs.


Based in the heart of Lincoln’s city centre, most student accommodation at the University is either on our Brayford Pool Campus or just a short distance away. In fact, more than three quarters of our students travel into campus on foot, one of the highest ratios of any university in the country (Student Travel Survey 2016, as reported by HESA).

Students are able to choose from a range of places to live, from University accommodation, both on and off campus, to third party provider halls of residences. The Student Village comprises the University’s on-campus accommodation and is made up of two purpose-built waterfront complexes: Lincoln Courts and the University’s latest on-campus residential development, Cygnet Wharf. Both developments place students close to the University’s academic buildings, Student Services, and Students’ Union, while the city’s high street is only half a mile away.

On-campus University Accommodation

Off-campus University Accommodation

Third Party Provider Halls of Residences


At the heart of student life is the Great Central Warehouse Library which provides access to more than 250,000 journals and 400,000 print and electronic books, as well as databases and specialist collections.

Students in computer science, engineering, and mathematics and physics call the new Isaac Newton Building their home, as does our strategic industry partner, Siemens. Science students also have access to specialist equipment in Minster House and the Joseph Banks Laboratories. Facilities include a dispensary, pharmacy clinical skills suite, consultancy rooms, and specialist areas for the study of animal behaviour.

Psychology and health and social care students are based in the Sarah Swift Building. Here students are able to take advantage of the new psychology laboratories, advanced research facilities, and specialist clinical suites. Sports students have access to the University’s Sports Centre and specialist equipment in the Human Performance Centre, which contains a fully-equipped strength and conditioning training facility, specialised laboratories, and an ‘endless pool’.

Students studying arts subjects can make use of a range of bespoke spaces, studios, and resources within the Nicola de la Haye, Peter de Wint, and Alfred Tennyson Buildings, and the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre. There are also well-equipped art, design, fashion, and dance studios. Facilities include television and photography studios and editing suites, a community radio station, printmaking studios, and our ‘MakerLab’ – a specialist facility for working with ceramics, glass, and precious metals.

Great Central Warehouse Library

The library is open 24/7 for the majority of the academic year and expert staff are on hand to help you navigate resources and support you with academic writing, statistical analysis, and referencing.

Isaac Newton Building

Computer science, engineering, and mathematics and physics students in the Isaac Newton building have access to scientific laboratories and workshops, as well as specialist robotics facilities and advanced research equipment.

Sarah Swift Building

The Sarah Swift Building is home to clinical suites which simulate hospital and home environments, and feature specialist artificial patient technologies, as well as new psychology labs including a dynamic 3D body scanner.