Bishop Grosseteste University International student Admissions  & Application
Bishop Grosseteste University

Bishop Grosseteste University

Bishop Grosseteste University international student admissions & applications
Bishop Grosseteste University
About Bishop Grosseteste University
Bishop Grosseteste University is committed to being a leader in learning, to inspire excellence, and to enrich the lives of its students, staff and the communities it serves. We recognise aspiration and achievements and provide opportunities for self development, through our varied degree programmes and excellent campus facilities. At BGU we support our students, so that they can achieve the highest possible standard in their chosen field of study.

Founded in 1862 as an Anglican teacher training college, BGU has undergone an explosion of growth, expanding and developing our course portfolio into more exciting new areas than ever before. We still consider ourselves experts in education - we have been doing it for over 150 years - but our teaching courses now sit alongside an exciting range of other subjects. Our refurbished student accommodation and library facilities ensure that we are able to provide an unparalleled student experience.

At BGU we are committed to encouraging our students and supporting them throughout their time with us, tailoring our classes to their strengths and needs. We strive to create a community atmosphere and our intimate size, of around 2,000 students, allows us to do just that. We want our students to build long lasting friendships and memories that will last a lifetime. As a BGU student we’ll support you, we’ll challenge you, we’ll make you feel at home.
Campus at Bishop Grosseteste University
Key Facts
  • 98% graduate employability
    Over 98% of our students are in work or further study within 6 months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, 2015/16)
  • TEF Gold
    BGU was given the highest possible rating in the first ever Teaching Excellence Framework
  • Happy Students
    BGU has some of the happiest students in the UK with consistently high satisfaction levels in the National Student Survey
  • Historic Location
    BGU is located in the heart of beautiful, historic Lincoln and is only 2 hours from London’s mainline train stations
  • Picturesque Setting
    BGU students graduate in one of the oldest and largest cathedrals in Britain
Small class sizes and personalised learning
Teaching staff at BGU are committed to providing a stimulating learning environment, which will challenge and enhance your skills. You will always be a person, and never a number. The learning environment is on a human scale; you won’t be lost in the crowd, and you will have access to lecturers and tutors to support your learning needs.
Academic staff
Our teaching staff are experienced social work and social care professionals, with many years’ experience in both practice and in higher education. We are committed to sharing our experiences of practice with you, and drawing upon real-life issues, dilemmas and creative problem solving.
Research-informed teaching
Our academic staff are not only teachers, but also active researchers in their fields of expertise, with a current collection of international articles, book chapters and conference presentations. Additionally, the curriculum is grounded in research and practice-based evidence (both quantitative and qualitative evidence across many disciplines.
Study in Lincoln
Lincoln is a unique multi-cultural city and one of the fastest growing in the UK. Despite this it still retains the same quaintness and charm of smaller cities by managing to blend its historic past with the contemporary seamlessly, making for a dynamic and exciting place to live and work. It's also incredibly student friendly with students making up a significant proportion of the population. You can be sure that when you arrive here, you'll be in good company.

Where is it?
Lincoln is in the heart of England in the East Midlands, ideally placed to give you easy access to Nottingham, Sheffield and the coast. It's got good road and rail connections with the rest of the UK which makes travelling around much easier. If you're the type who likes to regularly jet off to warmer climates there are three international airports close by in Humberside, Doncaster Robin Hood and Nottingham East Midlands.

Tell me more!
The city is really easy to navigate and is essentially split into two halves, linked by the aptly named Steep Hill. Don't be put off by this though - it might be steep but it's well worth the walk, as there are many independent and quirky shops to make the journey easier (and your wallet lighter). In fact, Steep Hill itself is a recent winner of Britain's Best Street Award due to its uniqueness and range of wonderful boutiques. Within the Cathedral Quarter, uphill, lies the more historic side of the city, with it's beautiful cobbled streets, cosy tea rooms, the majestic Cathedral (third largest in the UK), the magnificent hilltop Castle and of course, the BGU Campus.

Downhill is the more modern city centre where you'll find the busy High Street. Here, large international brands sit side by side with local retailers, giving plenty of choice to the discerning shopper. Lincoln's numerous cafes, restaurants and coffee shops will give you the much needed time to sit and relax after a busy day of shopping and exploring. Further south into the city is the Brayford Waterfront standing on the banks of the River Witham. You can take a tour of the city by boat or just sit and watch the world go by in one of the many bars or restaurants overlooking the water.

Lincoln is a city that needs to be explored and experienced. We guarantee that you will fall in love and want to stay. 
Bishop Grosseteste University is located in Lincoln
There are 217 on-campus rooms and two halls of residence. Constance Stewart Hall has shared facilities including kitchens, bathrooms and showers whilst our new build, Wickham Hall has each room being en-suite. All rooms have wireless technology, which offers students the flexibility of using their own PC or laptop to access the University email account or the internet whenever they like.