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There are currently no Open Days at Lincoln.
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Lincoln is a city of contrasts, from the historic to the contemporary. Sited in the centre of the city, Lincoln College is the perfect base from which to explore all the city has to offer.
Events & Festivals - Enjoy year round events and festivals taking place across Lincoln including the famous Christmas Market.
Eating Out & Nightlife - Lincoln boasts a variety of places to eat and drink from bars, nightclubs and independent restaurants to traditional pubs serving fresh Lincolnshire produce.
Shopping Heaven - Lincoln boasts many independent boutiques and retailers in the Bailgate and Steep Hill. St Marks, Waterside and the High Street are home to the major high street stores.
Art & Culture - Live gigs, concerts, comedy, theatre and dance plus art, galleries and museums.
Historic Lincoln - 2,000 years of history, the stunning Lincoln Cathedral and the Castle, home to the 1215 Magna Carta.
Britain’s Best Street - Steep Hill in Lincoln has been crowned Britain’s Best Street 2012!
Employability is the term used for the skills and experiences that employers will look for when considering whether you are suitable for their business.
They will look for interpersonal and communication skills, team working and confidence, and all of our courses will enhance your skills in these areas.
97% of Lincoln College HE students went on to employment or further study
(Source: Destination of Leavers - Higher Education, 2015/16)
Many of our courses offer the chance to undertake a work placement, giving you the opportunity to gain experience of the industry in which you want to work – and something to put on your CV.
Making the move to work
When you consider moving into employment, you’ll be advised by fully qualified and experienced Careers Guidance practitioners. The College holds the prestigious Matrix award and we are members of Prospects, the HE Careers Service. The Library stocks resources aimed specifically at those studying University-level courses.
Although we do not have our own accommodation at the College, there is a plentiful supply located in the city, within walking distance of the College and both rail and bus stations.
Whether you want to live in Halls of Residence or private accommodation, you can enjoy your independence in safe, secure and sociable surroundings.
The main halls of residence in Lincoln are listed below.
Pavilion House – Ruston Way, Lincoln LN6 7BQ
Offering a wide range of room types from studios to apartments of 2 - 6 en-suite bedrooms, features include broadband internet, a mini-supermarket for all the essentials and a laundrette. Additionally there a coffee bar lounge with Sky TV, pool tables, air hockey and vending machines.
Cathedral Street Apartments – Cathedral Street, Lincoln LN2 5HQ
Located close to the College campus, these 2 - 6 bedroom apartments share kitchens, lounges and shower rooms. Rents include utilities, broadband internet and contents insurance.
Aqua House – Harvey Street, Lincoln LN1 1TE
75 bedroom student accommodation with television and wireless internet access and shared kitchens, bathrooms and laundry facilities.
For more information and to apply, contact Student Living on 0845 331 3317.
Danesgate House – Grantham Street, Lincoln LN2 1BA
Located 5 minutes walk from the College, these studio and en-suite apartments have been recently refurbished and include flat screen TV in shared areas, Wi-Fi, laundry facilities and bike storage.
The Junxion – Brayford Wharf East, Lincoln LN5 7BG
4, 5, or 6 en-suite bedroom apartments sharing communal areas which have leather sofas, 32” LCD televisions, Freeview and dishwashers. Facilities include a laundrette and cash machines.
For more information and to apply, contact Mezzino on 01522 548562.
Brayford Quay – Newland, Lincoln LN1 1YA
Overlooking the waterfront, these 5 or 6 en-suite bedroom apartments have broadband internet and Freeview TV in communal areas. Other features include an onsite laundrette and gym.
For more information and to apply, contact CRM on 0844 371 5622.
Park Court – 50 Park Street, Lincoln LN1 1UR
Located only a two minute walk from the city centre, these 4 or 5 en-suite bedroom apartments share fully fitted kitchens. There is also laundry facilities and a common room with widescreen TV with Freeview, a pool table and gaming and vending machines.
For more information and to apply, contact Touchstone Student Living on 01522 877777.
Brayford Court – 57- 59 Carholme Road, Lincoln LN1 1RN
3, 4, 5 or 6 bedroom apartments with fully equipped kitchens, LCD TVs in living areas and wireless internet connection. Additional features include lift access to all floors, onsite laundry facilities and a free cleaning service every fortnight.
For more information and to apply, contact Lighthouse Property Services on 01522 780020.
There are pleasant privately-owned houses in Lincoln, available near the city centre and within walking distance of the College. The cost of housing in Lincoln is considerably cheaper than in many other big cities with rents from as little as £55 per week.
The following list provides the details of some of the organisations that manage student accommodation in Lincoln:
Tel: 0845 331 3317
Tel: 01522 827597
Tel: 01522 797307
Lighthouse Property Services
Tel: 01522 780020
Student Housing Lincoln
Tel: 01522 410646
Tel: 01522 308609
Tel: 01522 308609
Tel: 01427 787738
Disclaimer: These details are provided for information only and should not be taken as an endorsement of any kind by the College of the organisations included. The College accepts no responsibility for any loss, damage or inconvenience arising as a result of a student accepting accommodation through any of the organisations. The responsibility for finding and paying for suitable accommodation rests solely with the student.
Access programmes are established nationally as an alternative to A level entry to degree and diploma programmes. They provide entry to a degree or diploma with no previous qualifications and provide grounding in the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully progress to a higher education course. We offer various ‘pathways’ that allow entry onto specific degree courses.
HNC (Higher National Certificate)
An HNC is ideal for anyone who wants an introduction to their chosen subject. Most students who choose to study for an HNC do so part time over two years while they continue to work. There is the option to do additional modules to progress to an HND, and from there to top up to a full Bachelors Degree.
HND (Higher National Diploma)
HNDs are available in a wide range of subjects – mainly vocational. HNC/HNDs are well known by employers so this will increase your employability. Entry requirements are generally lower than those needed for degrees. A full time HND will probably take 2 years but longer if it includes an industrial placement. There is the option to top-up to a full degree with further study, either at Lincoln College or other local universities.
The college offers several qualifications accredited by professional organisations, such as the ILM and AAT. These qualifications are designed with the needs of the profession in mind, and are often the only route into a given profession.
Foundation Degrees (FdSc & FdA)
These two year degree courses are a cheaper and faster alternative to traditional three year undergraduate courses. They combine the level of learning offered by a degree programme, with practical, commercial experience. Foundation degrees are particularly popular with employers for a number of reasons: they enhance the knowledge and skills of existing employees; increase productivity and competitiveness; change the skill set of existing employees; develop employees within the business and train new employees to learn their job quicker. Foundation degrees normally take two years if studied full time and are a valuable qualification in their own right. They can also be a stepping stone to undergraduate degrees and other studies. Foundation Degrees are awarded in Art (FdA) or Science (FdSc).
The title of undergraduate degrees varies depending on the subject studied, from a BA (Bachelor of Arts) to a BSc (Bachelor of Science). Following completion of a first degree, some people progress to a postgraduate degree, either taught for example, an MA (Master of Arts) or a research programme, often called a doctorate, and awarded with a PhD or Doctor of Philosophy.
At Lincoln College you have the incredible advantage of a state-of-the-art gym with 40 training stations, climbing walls, squash and badminton courts, basketball courts, five-aside football pitches and an outdoor gym with training track all on-campus at Deans Sport and Leisure. We offer some of the best facilities in the city and they are all available to our students at a discounted rate.
If you need to unwind there's no better place to do it than our luxury spa with spa pool, steam rooms, ice bath and massage service.
And if you need to spruce up for the weekend you can pop in to our heavily-discounted hair and beauty salons.
Our refectories serve great hot and cold food options and we even have our own high-end restaurant where all of the food is prepared and served by our Catering and Hospitality students.
Our well stocked Library provides access to the books for your course, along with a collection of electronic resources including online academic journals to support you in your studies. Experienced Library staff are on hand to provide group and one to one study support for your research and study needs.
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