The University hosts a variety of free-to-attend public lectures, including the Great Minds guest lecture series which brings internationally recognised experts to the stage to share their learning, experience and expertise. Speakers have included Sir John Hurt, Professor Lord Robert Winston, and Baroness Susan Greenfield.
Each year, more than 1,500 Lincoln students contribute around 15,000 volunteering hours to valuable community projects in and around the city and wider Lincolnshire region. The total economic value of the volunteering hours undertaken by the University community is estimated at almost £500,000.
The University is committed to raising aspirations among 14 to 19-year-olds, and works with schools locally and nationally to promote and assist progression to Higher Education.
As part of the Government’s National Networks for Collaborative Outreach (NNCO) programme, the University of Lincoln leads the Lincolnshire Outreach Network, which encourages and supports more young people from local schools and colleges to access higher education.
The University supports students from less advantaged backgrounds by offering a number of bursaries and scholarships. These include the University of Lincoln Scholarship, the Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship, the Excellence Scholarship, Lincoln Graduate Scholarship and the Blackburn Bursary. Through its industry partnerships, it also offers Santander Scholarships and Siemens Engineering Bursaries.
The University of Lincoln supports multinational companies and organisations in their education, training, research and consultancy needs and has partnerships with major universities around the world with the International Study Centre is working to extend its global reach. Around 100 different nationalities are represented among the University of Lincoln’s student population.