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Bishop Grosseteste University

Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) was established as a teacher training college in Lincoln in 1862. It was not until 2012 that it gained full university status and began to offer a range of taught degrees. The University was named after Robert Grosseteste, a 13th Century educator and the Bishop of Lincoln. The University currently has around 2,300 students across its programmes.

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Bishop Grosseteste University

The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the Bishop Grosseteste University.

  • Rankings

    Bishop Grosseteste University is ranked 129th of universities in the UK by the complete university guide 2024.

  • Employability

    Graduates from Bishop Grosseteste University have a 97% employability rate, meaning that 97% of graduates are either in employment or further study 6 months after graduating.

  • Fees

    UK and EU students will pay £6,935 for foundation year degrees and £9,250 for undergraduate degrees. International students can find out more about their fees here.

  • Bursaries

    There are many scholarship and bursaries available to students starting university at Bishop Grosseteste University, find out more here.


Once students have accepted their offer to study at Bishop Grosseteste University, they will be welcomed to apply for accommodation. Due to the high demand for certain accommodation types Bishop Grosseteste University cannot guarantee that all students will receive their first-choice accommodation, however as long as they have applied for accommodation before the 26th June they will be guaranteed an accommodation offer. The prices for accommodation range from £120.75 per week to £148 per week, depending on contract lengths and accommodation type. Find out more about accommodation here. The Bishop Grosseteste University accommodation has been rated in the top 10 best university accommodations in the UK by WhatUni.

Students' Union

The Students Union is at the heart of the Bishop Grosseteste University community. The Union is made up of course representatives, part time officers, sabbatical officers and the student council, all of which represent the student voice. The Union is home to many societies that hold regular events in the union.

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Famous for

Bishop Grosseteste University has many notable university Alumni such as David Pugh, West End Theatre Producer and Jade Etherington Paralympic ski silver Medalist.


Academics from Bishop Grosseteste University have been awarded a research grant of 178,000 euros from Erasmus funding in order to research the well-being of initial teacher training students. This international project will be lead by Dr. Emma Clarke, Dr. Phil Wood, Shaun Thompson and Aimee Quickfall and will look to develop a well-being toolkit for ITE students.

AFS says

"Lincoln is one of the most beautiful cities in the UK, steeped in history, cobbled streets and a world-famous cathedral. As picturesque as the city is, however, you can’t escape the buzzing vibe of student life".

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