The University is located close to the historic centre of Lincoln, ten minutes’ walk from the Cathedral, Castle and other Roman and medieval sites. Lincoln is a thriving small city (population around 80,000) with good rail and road links. Housing is affordable and there are good schools both in the city and in nearby villages. Trains from Newark Northgate station (a 20 minute drive from campus) to London King’s Cross are regular, frequent and fast (around 1 hour 15 minutes). There is a station in Lincoln offering local services and regular direct trains to Sheffield and Nottingham.
The University still occupies its original site in uphill Lincoln and the buildings of the 1840s college are still in use, though these have been extensively extended and refurbished. Today the attractive 18 – acre site also houses many modern developments, including purpose built learning and teaching accommodation in the Robert Hardy Building as well as dedicated facilities for music, science and technology, a theatre and newly-enlarged and upgraded library. Services available to students and staff include computer suites, library, dining room, coffee shop, licensed bar, Sport and Fitness Centre, common rooms, campus-wide wireless network, and Chaplaincy. The small size of the institution makes it possible to offer a very supportive community where staff and students get to know each other well. Also, having forged links with the local community over many generations, the University is able to offer a variety of exciting and rewarding placement opportunities. These are just some of the reasons why Bishop Grosseteste University has very high success rates in terms of academic results and employment.