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University of Lincoln

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Overview of University of Lincoln

In the 2018 National Student Survey (out of 127 institutions) and in Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, Lincoln was rated seventh in the UK in terms of student satisfaction overall. The university is ranked 7th in the UK. The University Guide 2020 was 17th, and it also won gold in the National Framework of Teaching Excellence 2017 – the highest possible standard. 2019 saw the University rank 22, marking the first time it placed itself in the top 30 in the Guardian University Guide.

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Situated in eastern England, Lincoln is home to a number of major towns including Nottingham, Sheffield, Leeds, Leicester and the Hull. It provides easy access to several other major cities. The main campus of the University is located in the heart of the city so that students do not need a transport vehicle. A beautiful, covered cobbled street with shops and tearooms, the city’s famous steep hill provides the gateway towards the city’s historic quarter of the cathedral and Bailgate area, which features shops and cafés between the walls of medieval Lincoln Cathedral and the splendor of Lincoln City. The University of Lincoln was neglected by both.

  • Gordon Baldwin – potter
  • Jonathan Foyle – architectural historian
  • Paul Noble – visual artist
  • Chris Rankin – film actor
Fun Facts
  • The wool trade saw Lincoln grow, and by the 13th century it became England's third largest city, after London and York.
  • The construction of the Lincoln Cathedral began in 1072 and lasted until 1311. The main tower was topped with a spire, taking the total height to 525 feet (160 meters), making it the tallest building in the world until the spire fell during the storm in 1549.
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