The University of Lincoln is an English university founded in 1992, with origins tracing back to the foundation and association with the Hull School of Art 1861.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II founded the university’s main campus at Brayford Pool in 1996, providing economic revitalisation and elevation to Lincoln. The Independent described the university as “the best thing to happen to Lincoln since the Romans”. There are further campuses in Riseholme, Holbeach and Hull. The University of Lincoln is the younger of the two Higher Education institutions in Lincoln, the older being Bishop Grosseteste University College, a university college.
The university in recent years has established itself as a progressive institution, with large movement in official university rankings; having risen 60 places in 4 years. The Sundays Times Newspaper, responsible for The Times ‘Good University Guide’, recently described UL’s progression as ‘The most dramatic transformation of a university in recent times’. In 2012, the University ranked in the top 50 of the Guardian University Guide for the first time.
UL has also proved successful in the National Student Surveys (2010), which rank 10 current degrees in the top 10 nationally when considering student satisfaction.
The University of Lincoln’s official logo from 2001 to 2012 was the head of Minerva, the Ancient Roman goddess of wisdom and knowledge. From July 2012 the logo was changed to the University Coat of Arms, featuring swans, fleur de lys’ and books.
It is University of Lincoln annual tradition for student graduation ceremonies to take place at the medieval Lincoln Cathedral.
Sharp went to the University of Lincoln to study Media and Film, coming out with a BA Hons Degree. She was a former host of Bingo Night Live on ITV.
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