Study in the UK
Road Road access is via the A1 with intersections at Newark
(A46) from the south and near Retford (A57) from the north. The city is 40 miles east of Nottingham on the A46
and 40 miles south of the Humber Bridge on the A15. Road Travel Times London 2.5 hours, Nottingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Hull 1 hour, Newark 20 minutes. Rail Lincoln Central railway station is a few minutes’ walk
from the main Brayford Pool Campus, with regular train links to destinations throughout the UK. There are direct
IRELAND UNITED KINGDOM
trains to London’s King’s Cross, which is less than two
hours away. Air
Lincoln’s central location allows for easy access, via
road and rail, to a number of airports for domestic, European and international flights. These are marked on the map opposite.
University of Lincoln Brayford Pool Lincoln LN6 7TS
Telephone: +44 (0)1522 886040 Fax: +44 (0)1522 886680 Email: email@example.com www.lincoln.ac.uk/international
A Guide for International Students All information correct at time of print. For latest information, please visit our website.
Discover your future…
Contents 3. Introduction 4.
Welcome to Lincoln
6. Where is Lincoln? 9. Apply to Lincoln 10. Discover your Future Career 12. Discover a Home from Home 14. Fees, Funding and Scholarships 15. Developing your English Language Skills 16. Facts and Figures 19. Follow usâ€Ś
Choosing to live and study abroad is a big step. Securing the right course, planning travel, accommodation, even visas, can seem a huge challenge. At the University of Lincoln, we want to make your stay with us as meaningful as possible, and one that youâ€™ll remember for a lifetime. As a guest of our small city, and of our renowned academic establishment, you will experience everything a high-quality education and a rich cultural history can offer. A state-of-the-art campus, set in idyllic surroundings. A team of leading academic tutors and a fabled British way of life. Easy access to the whole of the UK and beyond, from a safe and picturesque location. The peace and tranquillity of Lincoln is perfect for study. We are climbing fast through the UK university league tables thanks to our teaching staff, our facilities and our students. We have also built strong links with industry through our ground-breaking research. Through collaboration, we may also be able to secure funding and valuable insight from worldleading organisations like Siemens and the BBC. We are firmly focused on making your time here exciting and enriching, but we also have a keen eye on your future. Our mission is to give you the skills and experiences that will enhance your lifelong employability. Each year, hundreds of international students from all over the world travel a long way to get here. When they leave, they take knowledge and memories that will take them wherever they want to go in life. Your own journey of discovery starts here. Professor Mary Stuart Vice Chancellor 3
And let’s not forget:
The University of Lincoln also maintains three
• The University Library, a stunning, award-winning
other sites including:
Welcome to Lincoln
• The Enterprise Building, home to our Careers & Employability Service
The Lincoln experience is unique. It is academically rigorous, creative and engaging.
Technology Building, which is fully
Working together we will develop your skills,
equipped to industry standard with media
knowledge and critical thinking to give you
suites, photographic studios and radio
a professional edge in an exciting, safe and
dynamic environment. At Lincoln, we welcome students from around the world; with over 100
• The Architecture Building, a purpose-
different nationalities represented on campus
built centre for architecture, art and design
we offer an immersive community experience
in a safe, friendly and historic city.
Join us on a journey to prepare you for your future that you will remember for a lifetime. Your first experience of the University is likely to be our fantastic modern campus, based in the heart of the city of Lincoln. State-of-the-art facilities including: •T he Business & Law Building, equipped with lecture theatres, IT labs, workshop rooms and a moot court
• The Media, Humanities and
• The Science Centre, providing hi-tech laboratories and workshops • The Human Performance Centre providing a Regional Centre of Excellence in Sport, Coaching and Exercise Science • The Engineering Hub, the first purposebuilt facility of its kind in the UK for more than 20 years, built in partnership with Siemens.
• The Sports and Recreation Centre, offering onsite sports and fitness facilities, five-a-side pitches, badminton courts, saunas and a gym •L incoln Performing Arts Centre, which boasts a 450-seat theatre and regularly stages plays, comedies and concerts • The Engine Shed and Tower Bars, with a capacity of 1,750 form the heart of social life on campus • The University’s accommodation complex, the Student Village, is on campus with everything you need on your doorstep, most of our off campus accommodation is within five minutes’ walk from campus • Our Students’ Union supports over 50 student societies and 40 sports teams
Cathedral Quarter The Cathedral Quarter Campus houses some of our art programmes. The campus is split between two main buildings: Chad Varah House and the Greestone Centre – both situated in Lincoln’s historic Cathedral Quarter.
Riseholme Park Campus Riseholme Park provides facilities for students on agricultural courses. Just three miles north of Lincoln, Riseholme offers a specialist teaching and learning environment within a beautiful parkland setting.
Holbeach Campus Students studying Food Science and Food Technology courses have access to specialist food manufacturing and testing equipment at the National Centre for Food Manufacture at the Holbeach Campus in South Lincolnshire.
•S tudent Prayer Room facilities available for students of all faiths. Faith societies include the active Christian Union, Islamic Association and Alternative Beliefs & Spirituality societies. The Lincoln Islamic Association also hosts Lincoln’s main Friday congregational prayers 15 minutes
Investing in your Future At Lincoln we’re constantly investing in our campus to provide the best learning environment for our students.
walk from campus. 5
Where is Lincoln? Lincoln is within easy reach of London, Leicester, Hull, Nottingham, Sheffield, Leeds and Manchester, with good rail and road links. London King’s Cross station is less than two hours away by train. Lincoln’s central location allows for easy access to a number of airports for domestic, European and international flights. Lincoln is one of the safest and friendliest cities in the UK and has recently won the purple flag award for safety with its main attractions within a short walk of the city centre. The combination of a vibrant atmosphere and warm community feel makes Lincoln a fantastic place in which to live and study. History and Heritage Lincoln Cathedral, which dominates the city at the top of Steep Hill, is celebrated as one of the finest medieval landmarks in Europe attracting tourists from around the world. Together with Lincoln Castle and the cobbled Bailgate, it is a reminder of the city’s long and fascinating history dating back over 2,000 years. Lincoln Castle houses one of only four surviving original copies of the Magna Carta, which was signed in 1215. You can enjoy a walk around the castle grounds, take to the river for a boat tour or even get spooked on a ghost walk around the city centre. 6
Shopping and Eating Out Lincoln offers a great shopping experience with wellknown high street shops as well as boutiques and specialist shops in the cobbled streets of the Bailgate. Craft fairs, farmers’ markets and Lincoln’s world-famous Christmas Market offer local foods, handmade crafts and unique gifts.
Stage and Screen Film enthusiasts can watch the latest blockbusters at
From high street chains such as Pizza Express and
the nine-screen Odeon cinema, whilst the Lincoln Film
Nando’s to independent restaurants offering Italian,
Club features a more avant-garde offering.
Indian, Chinese, Thai, Japanese and traditional English food, you will be spoilt for choice when eating out in
If you enjoy something more theatrical, the Theatre
Lincoln. With Nottingham just down the road halal
Royal and Lincoln Drill Hall offer a programme of
dining is plentiful and meat can be bought from several
national and local drama throughout the year. As
halal butchers in Lincoln.
does the University’s own Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, which hosts comedy, dance, drama and music
In a national poll, Lincolnshire recently won the title of
performances from national touring companies
Britain’s favourite food spot. It is not hard to see why with
and students. The Engine Shed, situated on the
favourites such as the Lincolnshire sausage, Poacher
Brayford Pool Campus, hosts live music, comedy,
Cheese and Lincoln Red Beef, all produced locally.
club nights and balls. 7
Apply to Lincoln
Within the UCAS and university application forms
Full-time degree applications (for
representative you are using.
undergraduate degrees) can be made through the UK’s national admissions
system - the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
When you are ready, you can apply online at www.ucas.com. Here you will find step-by-step instructions to guide you through the process. When to Apply You can apply through UCAS for 2013 from 1 October 2012. There is provision for late applications, but the earlier you apply the better. Applicant’s Fee Each application made to UCAS must be accompanied by a UCAS administration fee. Full details can be found at www.ucas.com. University of Lincoln Approved Education Representatives If you are applying through an approved University of Lincoln education representative they will guide you through the application process, but you must complete all the UCAS/application forms yourself and supply supporting information, including your personal statement, qualifications and transcripts. 8
please ensure that you have highlighted which
Please ensure that you have supplied all the relevant documentation to your education representative to enable us to process your application as quickly as possible. University Direct Application If you apply for an undergraduate programme through an approved University of Lincoln agent representative, you can use our direct paper application form. Please note that this only applies to
applications made through representatives, and they will give you a copy of the form to use. If you are not applying through a representative, you must use the UCAS application system.
For postgraduate programmes, you may apply to us using our direct application form whether you use the services of an agent or not. We recommend our online direct application where you can upload your supporting documents easily. Alternatively you can download our direct postgraduate application form and send this to us. Entry Requirements The University accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry onto our programmes and specific entry criteria can be found on the University’s website www.lincoln.ac.uk or by contacting the International Office on firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)1522 886040. 9
Discover your Future Career Here at Lincoln we’ll help you develop your unique talents and build the
knowledge, skills and confidence you’ll need for your future career.
Student Job Shop If you would like to find a part-time job or work experience during your time at Lincoln, we can help. The Student Job Shop is a central point on campus for employers to advertise paid positions and work experience, which may be part-time or holiday based. Support is provided to increase your chances of securing these positions.
Our students have gone on to fantastic careers around
International students in the UK on tier 4 visas are
the world and our team of experts are here to help you
permitted to work 20 hours per week during term time
do the same.
and can work full-time during holidays. The current minimum wage in the UK is £6.08 for workers aged 21
The Careers & Employability Team is located in Warehouse Library. This innovative central service
If you dream of starting your own business when you
works closely with Schools across the University to
graduate, Sparkhouse, the University’s award-winning
support you in preparation for your future career.
business incubation centre for graduates, can support
support and information you need when considering your future. The team works closely with regional and national employers, organising a wide range of activities and workshops throughout the year. Activities include the annual Enterprise & Employability Week, employer presentations, job hunting workshops and employer mentoring schemes, in addition to advertising graduate positions.
the development of your innovative and creative ideas. The centre provides office accommodation, support through the centre management
I chose to study at the University of Lincoln because it
organisations our graduates
Our students go on to fantastic careers around the world
agencies and professional services. Accessed through Sparkhouse, the Enterprise Inc programme offers a bursary for selected final-year students who wish to
China is a safe, clean and friendly city with a comprehensive
have gone on to work with:
academic atmosphere. I am so proud of being a
about my subject with the support and guidance of
student at the University because I can learn much my supervisor. I have also learnt more about British culture by taking part in all kinds of social activities in the city.
Cisco Disney Ernst and Young French Connection HM Revenue & Customs Lansons Communications M&C Saatchi National Grid Nintendo NHS
team and links to other
start their own business.
Here are some of the
a £3.2million building, next to the Great Central
are available to provide you with all the individual
and over and £4.98 for 18-20 year olds. Starting a Business
There is a dedicated team of qualified advisors who
Discover your Future
Careers & Employability
Ibrahim Zubairu Ghana I found the University of Lincoln to be one of the fastest growing academic institutions in the UK with the right learning environment, friendly and efficient teaching and administrative staff. I studied my Masters here in Lincoln and due to the unique professional and academic training that I received, the multicultural background, support staff and a friendly community, I decided to pursue my PhD at Lincoln University too.
RAF Reuters Rolls-Royce Sony Siemens Spotify The FA The Police Force Universal Music.
Mari Nymoen Norway Lincoln is a beautiful city with a variety of things to do and see. There is a really modern part, and an old part of the city, so there is something for everyone. Everything is really close, it’s safe and it is not too expensive either. I’m really pleased that I decided to come to Lincoln. 11
Further Information Residential Services Telephone: +44 (0)1522 886231 or +44 (0)1522 886195 Email: email@example.com www.lincoln.ac.uk/accommodation
Discover a Home from Home You can choose from a fantastic range of
accommodation by the end of June 2013 are
Your rent includes heating and electricity, with personal
guaranteed a place in the Student Village or in
possessions insurance and WiFi included for free.
The University’s accreditation scheme with our Partnership
minutes away from, campus. At the University
accommodation, most of which is on, or of Lincoln you’re sure to feel at home.
The main University campus is in the centre of the city. Accommodation, whether on or off campus, is all within walking distance. You can choose from a wide range of accommodation in Lincoln. Most accommodation is situated around the attractive waterside of the Brayford Pool Marina. We guarantee to help all first year applicants to find accommodation registered with the University Residential Services Office. Students who confirm Lincoln as their first choice and who apply for 12
The Student Village (On-campus Accommodation) Lincoln Courts is a stunning waterfront accommodation complex, situated on campus in the heart of the Student Village. The University’s academic buildings, Student Support Centre and the Engine Shed are only minutes away and the city centre amenities are just a short walk. The complex is made up of 17 contemporary buildings of self-catering apartments. Each apartment houses five to eight students. In total, there are 1,037 furnished student bedrooms.
All rooms are fully furnished and include facilities such as: • En-suite rooms available • Fully fitted kitchen • Disabled access • Launderette facilities • 24 hour on-campus security • Free internet telephone service (option for free calls to home and halls) • Bicycle racks.
Halls means that students can find safe, well-managed accommodation if they choose to live off campus. All developments provide a halls-of-residence style environment and are within close walking distance of the main campus and the city centre. Private Sector Shared Housing Registered Landlords House share information is available via our internet associate websites. Our Accommodation Office is also available to support international students seeking to bring their families to Lincoln and those seeking single sex accommodation. Please see our website or contact us for further details. 13
Fees, Funding and Scholarships Fees and Funding Of all the cities in the UK, Lincoln has one of the lowest costs of living, so this should help you to keep within your budget whilst you are studying at the University of Lincoln. Fees are competitive but vary in price depending on course and mode of study. More information can be found on the individual programme pages of our website. Scholarships The University of Lincoln offers a range of attractive international scholarships to provide international students with financial assistance. Scholarships are available to qualifying international students who pay the overseas fee rate. For further details about University of Lincoln International Scholarships please contact our International Office.
Developing your English Language Skills We understand that, as an international
You’ll need around £6,000 to live here during the academic year. Approximate costs of living comprise: Accommodation £2,400 – £4,200 Food £1,200 Other shopping and bills £500 Entertainment £500 Clothing £250 Travel £200 Books £200 Average £6,000 per year
IELTS entry requirement Overall 1.0 below course entry requirement (with no band more than 1.5 below overall requirement).
student, it can take some time to adjust
5 week programme
environment. Here at the University of
Overall 0.5 below course entry requirement (with no
your English language skills to a new Lincoln we have a specialist English
Language Centre to offer help and advice
to you, both before your course and for the
IELTS entry requirement band more than 1.0 below overall requirement). Course Content The PEASS course includes 18 hours of teaching per
duration of your study.
week. You will also be expected to supplement this
We offer a Pre-sessional English and Academic Study
will focus on developing your academic English skills,
Skills programme (PEASS) for international students who wish to enhance their English language skills or who need to meet English language conditions for
Approximate living costs (per year)
10 week programme
with additional study in your own time. The course with particular emphasis on presentation and seminar techniques, note-taking and essay writing skills.
programmes at the University of Lincoln.
presentation, which will take place towards the
We have two PEASS courses available and the course you choose depends upon your current English
Assessments will be based on an essay and a end of the course. You will be given clear guidance throughout the course to prepare you.
language qualification level. The entry requirements guide opposite is based upon the IELTS exam. If you have an alternative English language qualification, please contact us and we can advise you on the most suitable route to take.
Contact If you would like further information or are interested in applying for a PEASS course then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help.
Safe, student city
In the top 10
in the establishment of
the first Engineering
a number of
School in the UK for 20
courses. No.1 in
years in collaboration
with lower than
Over 100 different nationalities
High quality teaching and research.
£37 million invested
Appointed 50 top-ranking
professors in the last four years. 600% increase in research funding.
3rd year running.
More than 750,000 items
represented on campus.
in the University’s libraries.
The Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC)
English Language Centre • A pre-sessional English Language and Academic Study Skills course
• A 450-seat theatre which
• In-sessional English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
hosts professional touring
language support throughout the academic year
theatre, music and dance productions
• A drop-in service for students requiring English language advice
The Engine Shed
92% of our graduates
are in employment or further study within six months of graduation.
• An entertainment complex
£160 million invested
in the last decade to create a modern, hi-tech campus in the centre of a historic city.
Enterprise@Lincoln is home to some of Lincoln’s
hosting four bars with space
most creative businesses
for up to 2,000 people
and the gateway between
•H as played host to a number of high profile artists
the University and the local business community. 17
Published on Sep 19, 2012