Bishop Grosseteste University


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About us

Unpronounceable name, unforgettable experience. Sitting in a self-contained campus in the heart of historic Lincoln, Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) is widely recognised for its consistently high student satisfaction, good employability rates, and its dedication to supporting students for more than 160 years.

Our story began in the 1860s as an Anglican teacher training college for women, which makes us one of the oldest Higher Eduation Institutions in the UK. Since then, we've grown, adapted and modernised to become the thriving university we are today. We're still experts in teaching and education, but we've now got a wider portfolio of exciting degree courses than ever before. We currently educate over 2,000 students in a wide range of subjects, from Undergraduate Degree level to PhD, and much more in between.

Welcome to BGU

Your story begins here.

What makes us different

When you choose BGU, you choose learning that's rooted in kindness. You choose a lifestyle, culture, and mindset that takes others into account. We believe that kindness is the key to unlocking a better future for everyone. We show up for our students - helping you grow, listening to your worries and aspirations, and offering personalised guidance. Studying as part of a close-knit community, staff will recognise you - not just by sight - but as an individual with unique talents, interests, and needs.

We'll support you, academically and personally, from your first day to long after you leave and we're extremely proud that the employability rates of our graduates are consistently high. As a BGU student, you'll be given the tools and guidance to develop your career prospects. With access to a Social Economy Hub, workshops and events, job fairs and a network of employers, your future is in safe hands.

No matter where you've come from or where you're going, there's a place for you at BGU. 

Bishop Grosseteste University has helped me immensely in preparing me to take my next steps. I never thought I could achieve this much and get this far and it's only thanks to the University that I've been able to do it. BGU is my spiritual home and I mean every word of that. I've learned so much here and I can't fault it.

MA Education

Course locations

Main Site

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

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