Why choose college?

College is different - here's why it might be the right choice for you:

  • This isn’t sixth form – it’s more like university. You’ll be treated like a young professional if you act like one and our facilities are designed to reflect the workplace.
  • You will have more freedom to manage your time, you’ll be able to express your individuality and you’ll have a more professional working relationship with your tutors.
  • You will be in a safe and inclusive environment where our students tell us they are bullied less and accepted for who they are more.
  • These freedoms are balanced with our aim to get you ready for the career of your choice.
  • You will not just be taking a course with us – you will be enrolling onto a Study Programme, which will further develop your Maths and English skills and ensure you get high quality work experience with one of the 1,200 local firms we have a relationship with.
  • Our training spaces replicate the workplace and you’ll have access to amazing leisure and sports facilities, along with great places to study, relax and eat.
  • Many of your tutors will have years of industry experience to pass on to make sure you are career-ready.
  • We also have a team focused on giving you the financial, emotional, psychological and career development support you need to succeed.
Unrivalled facilities

Our campuses are designed to support your learning, inspire you to improve and keep you safe and healthy.

Workshops, Studios and Study Zones

Our workshops, studios and study zones are equipped to industry standards to replicate real working environments and prepare you for your career.

Many sixth forms now offer technical qualifications in construction and engineering, but they cannot match our amazing workshop environments.

If you choose us you’ll be using trade-standard machinery and tools in an environment that truly reflects the workplace – and that means you’ll be ready to hit the ground running when you start your career.

Library Facilities

You’ll also have access to well-stocked, modern library facilities with extensive online research and study tools.

You’ll be able to book out study areas to work on team projects or just to secure a quiet space for yourself.

You can also benefit from workshops designed to improve your study and revision skills, use the library more effectively and learn how to do referencing for your assignments.

Leisure and Sports Facilities

We believe in working hard and playing hard so we have ensured that our campuses have great leisure facilities including canteens, coffee shops and Sessions House, a top restaurant staffed by our students.

Our sports facilities are second-to-none and Deans Sport and Leisure at Lincoln College has a high-tech gym and performance lab, spa pool and steam rooms, outdoor gym, squash and basketball courts and much more.

Lincoln College is now also home to Escape Lincoln, the best escape rooms in the City. You’ll be able to play amazing games like Sherlock, The Games, The Magic Emporium and Contagion at a discounted rate.

Your Safety

Our campuses are designed to support your learning, inspire you to improve and keep you safe and healthy. Health and safety is a top priority and our security teams are always on hand to reassure and prevent disruption to college life.

Close to the action

One of the main benefits of coming to Lincoln, Newark and Gainsborough Colleges is the fact that they’re on the doorstep of the City and town centres.

You’ll have a lot more free time than you’re used to. It’s up to you whether you get a part time job close by or just enjoy yourself and relax.

Lincoln College

Lincoln is a beautiful, buzzing City with a great mix of heritage and modern living. You’ll be a five-minute walk from top high street shops and great independent traders, coffee shops, restaurants, bars, a multiplex cinema and places to hang out.

Whatever your passion, from music, film and literature to sport, gaming, shopping, beauty or eating, there’s something for you.

Newark College

Newark College is a stones-throw from the Market Place, with similar shopping and leisure facilities, great coffee shops, places to eat and parks to hang out.

Gainsborough College

Gainsborough College is a short walk from the Town Centre and Marshall’s Yard with plenty to keep you occupied in downtime. All of our Colleges are easily accessible by car, bus or train.

Our libraries

Our Libraries provide a supportive environment for all your study needs.

Our Library offers a wide range of facilities, resources and services to support your independent learning and study skills.

There are individual, group and quiet study areas with PCs, laptops and Wi-Fi.

The resources in the Library are arranged in subject specific zones with over 35,000 books, periodicals, DVDs and CDs. The Library Moodle pages provide on and off-campus access to quality, recommended e-Resources; including eBooks, eJournals and databases.

Our qualified and experienced staff are on hand to help you find resources and information for your studies; our Learning Advisers offer study skills workshops, including referencing and locating resources to support assignments.

You can search for resources on our Online Library Catalogue as well as renewing items and managing your account.

Opening times (Lincoln)

Term Time
Mon - Fri - 8.15am-6.00pm

Mon-Fri - 9.00am-4.15pm

Opening times (Newark)

Term Time
Mon - Thurs - 8.45am-5.00pm
Fri - 8.45am-12.30pm


Opening times (Gainsborough)

Opening times vary, please contact Gainsborough College reception on: (01427) 617471 for information.

Library Feedback

Students can give us formal feedback by email: library@lincolncollege.ac.uk  or on a Feedback Card.

Comments, suggestions or compliments can be made in person, by phone or on Twitter @LincolnCollLib.

We will respond to any formal feedback within 10 term-time days. We will attempt to resolve any complaints informally. If the matter cannot be resolved informally, the Lincoln College Customer Complaint and Grievance Procedure is available for all students on Moodle.


For more information on accessibility, please visit Disabled Go.

Student Handbook

For more information, view our Student Handbook

Student Union

Lincoln College Students’ Union (LCSU) represents its students based across all three campuses (Lincoln, Newark & Gainsborough).   We are based in the Student Common Room, Monks Building, Lincoln.

We run various events and activities and also support students to start clubs/groups/societies across the campuses.  We also have fantastic opportunities for students to get involved with college life.

We take pride in our representation of our students and as well as our SU Officer positions we also have Class Representatives and Student Council Representatives.  The student is at the forefront of what we do.

We run elections twice a year, at the end of one academic year and the beginning of the next.

Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook and Twitter.

Facebook: Lincoln College Students’ Union
Twitter: @LincolnCollSU
Email: su@lincolncollege.ac.uk

Amazing discounts

As a Lincoln College student you can access amazing discounts on food, clothes, eating our and travel.

You're entitled to apply for a Totum Card.

Find out more and make an application here.

National Citizen Service (NCS)

NCS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that helps young people build skills for work and life, whilst taking on new challenges and meeting new friends.

We work with the Education Business Partnership (EBP) to deliver the NCS programme in Lincolnshire.

It is a great way to learn the skills that employers value, meet new people and get your voice heard.

Thinking of Higher Education? NCS is also a great addition to your UCAS application. Visit the NCS website to find out more.

Term dates

Term Dates (2019-2020)

Autumn Term

Term Begins – Monday 2 September, 2019

Half Term – Friday 18 to Friday 25 October, 2019

Term Begins – Monday 28 October, 2019

Term Ends – Thursday 19 December, 2019

Spring Term

Term Begins – Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Half Term – Friday 14  to Tuesday 25 February, 2020 (inc)

Term Begins – Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Term Ends – Friday 3 April, 2020

Summer Term

Term Begins – Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Half Term – Monday 25 to Friday 29 May, 2020

Term Begins – Monday 1 June, 2020

Term Ends – Friday 26 June, 2020

Bank Holidays

2019 (September onwards)

Christmas Day – Wednesday 25 December

Boxing Day - Thursday 26 December


New Years Day – Wednesday 1 January

Good Friday – Friday 10 April

Easter Monday – Monday 13 April

May Day BH – Friday 8 May

Spring BH – Monday 25 May

Summer BH – Monday 31 August

Student Common Room

Need a break? The Student Common Room is a relaxed, fun environment for students outside the classroom.

At Lincoln College there’s a wide range of things for you to do, with laptops, Xbox, Wii, board games and gaming PC’s, there’s also free tea and coffee for students.

The Youth and Wellbeing Team are based in the Student Common Room; they provide a wide range of services to the students, including advice and support on a variety of issues, and lots of exciting enrichment activities. 

The SCR provides:

  • C-Card registrations – free sexual health advice, duo chlamydia and gonorrhoea testing, free condoms and pregnancy testing
  • Variety of workshops and events
  • PAT testing for your personal phone/laptop chargers etc.
  • Free tea, coffee, water cooler, microwaves, toaster & fridge
  • Xbox, board games, books & gaming computers
  • Laptops, table tennis, table football, quizzes, debates
  • Different activities every day of the week
  • Advice and Pastoral support
  • Sanitary products

The Student Common Room is open weekdays in term-time from 8.00am, closing at 5.30pm - Monday to Thursday - and 5.00pm on Fridays.

Zig Zag

Upcoming Events

Gainsborough College Open Day


Virtual open days - Adult Training

07 July, 2020 – starting at 5.00pm - 7.00pm

Join our Lincoln College Adult Training open day – 7 July from 5pm to 7pm - take part in a live webinar with our tutors