University of Lincoln crowned Modern University Of The Year 2021

We also placed 14th in the UK for student satisfaction


The University Of Lincoln has been officially declared Modern University of the Year 2021 by the Times and Sunday times Good University Guide 2021.

The university reached 45th (out of 135), making Lincoln the highest-ranked multi-faculty modern university in the UK. This is it’s highest ever position in the guide.

The university also placed 14th in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2020, scored a top five-star rating in the prestigious QS Stars ratings system of global universities, and was named named one of the world’s greatest young universities in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings.

The University has been given the TEF gold rating for quality teaching – which is the highest standard.

The University has forged connections with several blue chip organisations, in an effort to create exciting opportunities for students and graduates.

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Allister McCall, editor of the Sunday Times Good University Guide, said: “Lincoln’s progression to becoming our Modern University of the Year today is a remarkable one. The institution is transformed with high levels of student satisfaction and a course portfolio that is attuned to local, regional, national and international needs in the jobs market.”

“Finishing as our highest-ranked multi-faculty modern university is no flash in the pan. Lincoln has been performing strongly for several years now and the opening of the medical school provides further proof of Lincoln’s arrival as one of the key players in the higher education sector, providing an outstanding education for students drawn to this beautiful city from across the country.”

The University of Lincoln now boasts a full suite of health care education including a medical school which launched last year in collaboration with the University of Nottingham. At full capacity, it will train over 400 undergraduate medical students a year, with a purpose-built new medical school building opening in 2021.

The Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Mary Stuart, said: “Our outstanding teaching and attention to our students’ needs, together with a world-leading ‘local to global’ research approach, and inventive partnerships with a wide range of industry partners, are widely recognised as key elements for universities of the future. I am extremely proud of this national recognition of the University of Lincoln and grateful to all staff and students for their contribution to our ongoing success story.”

“These awards demonstrate our commitment to offering an outstanding all-round student experience and the University is incredibly grateful to the community of Lincolnshire and the beautiful city of Lincoln for providing such a supportive home for our exceptional students, and we know they will be as proud as we are.”