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Welcome to Lincoln

Collegiate is proud to offer unrivalled student living in one of the UK’s most charming cities. With a bustling city centre and distinct historical quarter, Lincoln is a delightful place to live and study. Lincoln is home to two excellent universities, University of Lincoln and Bishop Grosseteste University, and our student accommodation is ideally located for both attending classes and enjoying the city centre. Discover your luxury student lifestyle today.

Student Life in Lincoln

With two higher education establishments, Lincoln has a thriving student community. The city is well equipped for meeting students’ needs and offers a host of dining and entertainment options to amuse and delight its student population.


Lincoln’s oldest university is Bishop Grosseteste University, which has around 2,300 enrolled students. The university is known for its high levels of student satisfaction and its success in the area graduate employability, for which it is ranked second highest in the UK.

Lincoln is also home to the University of Lincoln. The larger of the city’s two universities, the University of Lincoln has a strong reputation as a research institution. It has been described by The Independent newspaper as “the best thing to happen to Lincoln since the Romans” and in 2016 made it into the top 40 of The Complete University’s guide to English universities.

Getting around

Lincoln’s unique geography makes it an enjoyable city to explore. The historic Cathedral Quarter (known locally as the Bail) is packed with ancient buildings in the uphill part of the city, while downhill is home to the city centre. Steep Hill connects the two, challenging the calf muscles of residents as they walk from one part of the city to the other.

Lincoln is well connected to other cities, with daily direct train services running as far as London and a host of options for exploring England by coach.


Lincoln has an excellent array of independent shops, with more than 200 local owners proud to be a part of the retail community. The city also has two large shopping centres: St Marks and The Waterside. Shoppers can buy everything from international brands to one-off creations. Indoor markets at Sincil Street and Central Market add to Lincoln’s charms, as do the regular farmers’ markets and artists’ markets.


Lincoln has been awarded the Purple Flag in recognition of the safe and welcoming environment that the city offers in the evenings. It also takes note of the vibrant choice of entertainment venues, from established clubs to a programme of evening events throughout the summer months. Residents can enjoy everything from cosy and elegant gastropubs to swanky cocktail bars.

Comedy clubs, performing arts centres and theatres offer an excellent mix of venues for those who like to be entertained, with the city offering everything from ballet to opera. Film buffs can choose from mainstream or independent cinemas in which to further their passion.

Restaurants and eating out

Lincoln has an established coffee shop and tearoom scene, making it a perfect city for students who enjoy the café lifestyle. It is also packed with restaurants, offering something to suit every taste. Eateries provide cuisines from around the world and Lincoln is particularly known for its excellent collection of Spanish restaurants and tapas bars. Traditional English venues also abound – TripAdvisor’s top ten eateries in Lincoln include Browns Pie Shop and The Cheese Society.


Lincoln’s most famous sporting club is the professional football team, Lincoln City FC, known as The Imps. The city is also home to three other football clubs: Lincoln United FC, Lincoln Moorlands Railway FC and Lincoln Griffins Ladies FC.

American football is also popular in Lincoln, which is home to the Lincolnshire Bombers. The city is also a hotbed of roller skating action, as well as a popular place for rowing, hockey and cycle racing. There’s even a professional wrestling training academy.

Discover Collegiate Lincoln

Lincoln’s geographical location means that the city is divided into the ‘uphill,’ consisting of historic buildings and residential accommodation, and ‘downhill,’ which is home to the city centre and residential suburbs. The divide gives Lincoln a unique character, marking it out from other ancient European cities by effectively separating its historic landmarks from the city centre.

Lincoln’s shopping area is packed with well-known brands and unique boutiques (the city has over 200 locally owned retail outlets), with a healthy mix of local markets thrown in for good measure. The High Street Quarter includes two large shopping centres and a vast array of restaurants, cafes and tea rooms.

There’s always something interesting to do in Lincoln, from farmers’ markets to music and parades. The famous Christmas market attracts 200,000 visitors per year and the city has been awarded the Purple Flag in recognition of the quality of its nightlife. For sports fans, there is a professional football team, an American football team, roller skating, rowing, hockey, cycling and professional wrestling.