University of Lincoln reaches record heights in Good University Guide

The University of Lincoln has risen to its highest ever position in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

In the latest edition of the guide, published this weekend, Lincoln has jumped 11 places to 51st out of 128 UK universities listed.

Photo: Becky Lancashire

Lincoln’s place as the 51st best university in the Good University Guide is the highest in its history. Photo: Becky Lancashire

Impressively, the university also climbed into the top 10 rankings for both teaching quality and student experience.

This rise comes just days after Lincoln was placed in the top 800 in the world for all universities in the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2016-17.

The news is a far cry from the days when the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, as it was called then, finished bottom of The Sunday Times’s university league table in 1999.

The guide is used by students and parents making choices about undergraduate courses for entry in the 2017/18 academic year.

Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor at the University of Lincoln, said: “This success reflects the very special student experience here at Lincoln, including the quality of teaching and the sense of academic community on campus.

“Our students tell us they value the variety of opportunities presented to them to engage in university life during and outside their studies, whether that is participating in real academic research or volunteering on local community projects with our excellent Students’ Union.”