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If you want your university to not only inspire your future career path but to also recognise your faith, then Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln could be the right institution for you. An independent Anglican education institution, its mission is “to inspire excellence, and to enrich the lives of its students and staff and the communities it serves.”
Established in 1862, the Bishop Grosseteste University College has a fantastic reputation for quality learning. Named after Robert Grosseteste, a 13th-century bishop of Lincoln, the university recognises “the place of faith within the human experience and provides for its practice, nurture and exploration.”And with famous alumni such as the West End theatre producer David Pugh, you are sure to be among inspirational peers.
Course-wise, there is a vocational element to many of the Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln University’s courses, with a strong focus on teaching and educational subjects. It offers foundation and honours degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as the Postgraduate Certificate in Education.
Bishop Grosseteste University College is located in the cathedral city of Lincoln, a stone’s throw away from the city centre. Lincoln is a city steeped in history: with cobbled streets and stunning medieval architecture, it’s a vibrant place to study.
Lincoln is one of UK’s fastest growing cities, reflected by the modern buildings nestled in amongst the historical buildings. It’s a city of two halves, the thigh burning ‘uphill’ Lincoln is the historical area of the city with cobbled streets and shops and pubs, popular with students and also where the cathedral is located. ‘Downhill’ is the more modern part, with all the high street shops, restaurants, bars and clubs. This culminates in the city’s marina, which is home to some of Lincoln’s best pubs and restaurants. If you haven’t guessed already, Lincoln is a pretty hilly city. It even has a road called ‘Steep Hill’.
Lincoln is also well located in terms of getting around the country, with excellent rail links connecting it to Nottingham, Birmingham, London and further afield if you fancy a change of scenery.
So where does the campus fit in? Located in the ‘uphill’ Lincoln, the campus at Bishop Grosseteste is well-equipped for your time there. Facilities include: a state-of-the-art sports and fitness centre, an excellent library which is currently undergoing renovation, loads of places to eat and drink, and the Bishop Greaves theatre.
The university’s halls of residence, Constance Stewart Hall and Nelson and Wickham Halls, are mainly available to first year and disabled students. There are 202 rooms in total available on campus, each of which have access to shared kitchens, bathrooms and showers.
Constance Stewart Hall has the lion’s share of the rooms, with 103 bedrooms in total, whilst Nelson and Wickham Halls are smaller, each with 45 and 44 bedrooms respectively. A new student residence is in the pipeline, promising the luxury of en-suite facilities and a new green building design.
Within the city of Lincoln, there is plenty of privately owned accommodation near to the university, which is aimed at a student budget. At around £55 to £65 per week including bills, this is a very cheap option in comparison to many other student cities.
In keeping with the national increase, Bishop Grossteste University College will be charging £7,500 a year in 2012 for all undergraduate degree programmes. Tuition fees for their Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) will be set at £9,000.
Lincoln has lower living costs than many UK cities. As mentioned above, rent is relatively cheap. Student services at Bishop Grossteste University College are also on hand to give you advice on monetary matters. There are also lots of student deals to make the most of your student loan.
Bishop Grosseteste offers a range of bursaries. Full-time undergraduates whose household income is £18,360 or less are entitled to receive £650. Full-time undergraduates whose income is above £18,360 but below £25,000 are eligible to receive a bursary of £400; while PGCE students whose household income is £25,000 or less can receive £338.
Whilst Lincoln might not offer the thumping nightlife of London, its nightlife is gradually improving. Near the campus, there is a plethora of traditional pubs if real ale is your thing. You might have to head downhill and towards the marina if you’re looking for bars and clubs. Plenty of the club nights are student friendly, with practically all of them offering student discounts.
Lincoln’s up and coming music scene is mainly centred around the university’s venue, The Engine Shed. Recent gigs include: The Vaccines, Imelda May, Example and Professor Green.
There is a swanky Sports and Fitness Centre at Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln, which has a fitness suite, a sports hall and badminton courts. It’s also home to a variety of clubs and societies, including football (men’s and women’s teams), netball and dance.
Bishop Grosseteste’s Students’ Union puts on a plethora of activities, including club nights in Lincoln, as well as a Freshers’ Fair each year.
Bishop Grosseteste offers an excellent careers service for students, which includes one-to-one careers guidance sessions, careers lectures and workshops, a CV surgery, a careers resource centre, a jobshop and e-guidance, so you can speak to an advisor whenever you want.