University description (as per official university website)
The University of Lincoln is a place of high ambition, a new institution whose progress since it was created in 2001 has been rapid but solidly grounded. Its vision is to be a 21st century expression of the old university ideal – where a student focus is paramount – at the same time as fulfilling the modern tasks of knowledge generation and transfer for the economic, social and cultural benefit of the cities and regions it serves.
This challenging goal has meant rethinking the university’s role and positioning. It has required the appointment of new faculty professors as well as promising young scholars. It has meant retaining or restoring aspects of the old university tradition – a library, for instance, instead of a 1990s learning resource centre; and the nurturing of a research culture. Yet this has not been at the cost of accessibility. Currently almost all Lincoln’s students come from state schools and nearly one-in-five from neighbourhoods with traditionally low levels of participation in higher education.
At Lincoln, we believe these students deserve the best quality of courses relevant to the 21st century. They deserve the most modern methods of teaching and learning, and up-to-date facilities of the sort to be found in the university’s newly built or freshly re-furbished campuses in the hearts of the old cities of Lincoln and Hull and in rural centres at Holbeach and Riseholme. These provide a fitting home for this vision of a future based firmly on traditional values.
The University of Lincoln has come far in a short time. Government auditors have given it the highest possible rating for the quality of its work. Its progress gives promise that all who are connected with it – students and faculty, support staff and graduates– will be increasingly proud of their association in the years to come.
Professor David Chiddick