Bishop Grosseteste University


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Student life

Student life begins with securing accommodation. BGU has a variety of on- and off-campus options available to all year groups and levels of study, including a luxury-standard Student Village, new for 2024. Once you’ve found somewhere to call home, it’s time to get to know your student community, campus and new city. 

Beyond BGU’s home in the historic Bailgate area, you’ll discover a unique, lively, multi-cultural city which is also one of the fastest growing in the UK. In recent years, Lincoln has matured into a thriving cultural hotspot, with a heady mixture of old and new, historic and contemporary, traditional and cutting edge. It’s also extremely student friendly, with students making up a significant proportion of the local population. 

We also have a thriving Students' Union, where you have the chance to connect with friends through a wide range of clubs and societies. Your SU also runs Freshers Week, with events and activities to help you settle you into university life.

What's it like to live in East Midlands?
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The East Midlands comprises five counties, with its main cities being Derby, Leicester, Lincoln and Nottingham.

The region has plenty of history, boasting both the world’s first factory and its first pub (allegedly). It also has many castles, cathedrals and stately homes, including Chatsworth House, which has served as the backdrop to period films like Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice.

And, of course, you’ll find the gorgeous Peak District here. If you end up studying in the East Midlands, definitely make a trip to explore its rolling green hills, peatlands, and quaint market towns – like Buxton, the caverns of Castleton, and Bakewell (home of the famous tart).

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What's it like to live in Lincoln?
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Split into ancient Uphill and more contemporary Downhill – with an emphasis on the ‘hill’ bit – this small historical cathedral city has seen it all.

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Campus and facilities

BGU has a green and vibrant campus. Here, you’ll find a range of facilities, as well as essential services and resources. These include the BGU library, expert IT services, CELT (Centre for Enhancement in Learning and Teaching), three food and drink venues, and a well-equipped sport and fitness centre, which offers free membership to all students throughout their study.

From their top-of-the-line teaching and study facilities to an on-site cinema, the beautiful and peaceful campus has everything a student could need to succeed. More importantly, at the heart of all these services, they boast a team of educators and staff dedicated to the advancement of their students through academic, professional and emotional support – whenever and wherever it might be required.

Course locations

Grantham College

Grantham College, Stonebridge Road, Grantham, NG31 9AP

Main Site

Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln, LN1 3DY