Living in the UK 

Two international students explore the Lincoln Cathedral in the city.

Students in the UK enjoy a quality lifestyle. People are friendly, welcoming and keen to share the UK’s rich culture and history with you.

Welcome to the UK

The UK is a safe and friendly place to live. You will love living in a welcoming city, and using the extensive public transport network which makes it easy for international students to travel around the country and experience the UK's rich history and cultural diversity. 

Living in Lincoln

Lincoln is located in central-eastern England in an area called the East Midlands, making it easy to access other nearby cities including Nottingham and Leicester. It is a friendly, vibrant and historic city in the county of Lincolnshire with traditional cobbled streets, a restored castle and a medieval cathedral. The city of Lincoln holds Purple Flag status, recognising it as a safe and welcoming place. 

At the Heart of Lincoln

Lincoln was named as one ‭of Britain's 20 Best Cities in ‭2017 by The Telegraph. The University of Lincoln's centrally located campus on Brayford Pool puts you right at the heart of social life in Lincoln. Within a few minutes' walk you can be in historic Lincoln for even more shops, cafés and restaurants.

There are four main shopping areas in the city centre, where you can find everything from clothing to artisan gifts:

  • High Street
  • Cathedral Quarter
  • Cultural Quarter
  • Brayford Waterfront.

There are lots of interesting and historic places you can visit in Lincoln. Explore the UK's rich history at:

  • Steep Hill, named one of the prettiest ‭streets in Britain by The ‭Telegraph and Britain's Best Street by the ‭Academy of Urbanism
  • Lincoln Castle, where you can view the Magna Carta
  • Medieval Library and Wren Library above Lincoln Cathedral, known as "the most beautiful room in England".

Friendly Community

Living in the UK means being part of a social, welcoming community. You will love living in a cultural city with a thriving arts scene and lots of opportunity to explore the local cuisine with friends, so that you enjoy a full student life in Lincoln.

Discover the UK from Lincoln

With lots of different types of transportation available, it is easy to travel from Lincoln to destinations across the UK and even abroad.

Travel by Rail 

From Lincoln Central Station you can easily connect with rest of the UK for a fun day out. You can also travel by train to many destinations in Europe with Eurostar, a high-speed rail service connecting the UK to Europe. Eurostar departs from London St Pancras International – just over 2 hours from Lincoln by train. Student discounts are available for rail travel.

Travel by Air

There are multiple international airports throughout the UK, and many within easy reach of Lincoln:

  • East Midlands (EMA) and Birmingham (BHX) airports are less than 2 hours’ by car.
  • Manchester (MAN) and London Luton (LTN) airports are around 2 hours 20 minutes’ by car.
  • Humberside International Airport (HUY) is 45 minutes’ by car. This small airport has regular services to Amsterdam and Aberdeen.