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A very royal opening

Her Majesty the Queen opened the first University of Lincoln building on the Brayford Campus in 1996.

It was a University forged by the will of a community, not by a government directive, and the first new city centre campus to be built in the UK for decades. The Times Good University Guide described it as “the most dramatic transformation of a university in recent times.”

£170 million has now been invested in the campus, transforming a brownfield site into an award-winning, state-of-the-art learning environment for the thousands of students who pass through its doors every year. We also plan to spend a further £130 million to improve the student experience further over the next few years.

Strategic Plan 2016-2021

The University of Lincoln’s current Strategic Plan covers the period 2016-2021 and sets out the institution’s vision and mission, shaping the future direction of the University’s development.

One of the most important elements of the Strategic Plan is the University’s Mission – a statement which defines the University as:

A university looking to the future where we serve and develop our local, national and international communities by creating purposeful knowledge and research, confident and creative graduates and a dynamic and engaged staff team.

The Strategic Plan also articulates a Vision for the future that the University of Lincoln will:

By 2021 be a global ‘thought leader’ for 21st Century higher education. We will be known for addressing the opportunities and challenges presented by the changing world by developing a new approach to education and knowledge development. We will build on our reputation for excellent student engagement which prepares our graduates for their future and we will work closely with our communities to ensure valuable impact from our research to make a meaningful contribution to our world.

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