The University of Lincoln has confirmed that the Hull campus will be closed in 2013, as result of Government cuts to higher education budgets.

The University has been in consultation with members of staff since September on the future of the Hull campus.

It is believed that in order to bring the site up to the standards of the Brayford campus it would cost £2 million.

A number of options were considered, but the university’s governing body decided the closure of the satellite campus to be the best one.

As a result they will no longer be accepting new students on the three-year social work course, but “we will still be recruiting to part-time, postgraduate and professional programmes in Hull.”

However, the university are reassuring students that “until then it is business as usual in Hull and current students are not affected.”

Besides this closure, there are other options in place to help with saving money, a University of Lincoln spokesperson said: “There are several themes which are being considered including the number of campuses we can effectively sustain, what our breadth of academic provision should be and what further efficiency savings we can make.”