Who we are
For over 150 years Bishop Grosseteste University has been an integral part of Lincoln. Deep in the heart of this historic city, just a few minutes-walk from the Castle and Cathedral, we have evolved from humble roots as an Anglican teacher training college into a TEF Gold rated institution and the top university in the East Midlands for widening participation.
Beginning life in 1862 as an Anglican teacher training college for women we were renamed Bishop Grosseteste College, in honour of Robert Grosseteste the thirteenth century scientist, philosopher, educator, and Bishop of Lincoln, to mark its centenary in 1962. Over the years we continued to grow and now, as Bishop Grosseteste University, we educate over 2,000 students in subjects ranging from drama to psychology; foundation degree to PhD, and much more in between.
Though much at Bishop Grosseteste University has changed in the course of this progression, our commitment to providing first-class education and turning out graduates of the highest calibre who go out into the world to change people’s lives for the better has never wavered.
From our top-of-the-line teaching and study facilities, to our on-site cinema, we’ve worked hard to ensure our beautiful and peaceful campus has everything a student could need to succeed. More importantly, at the heart of all these services, we boast a team of educators and staff dedicated to advancement of our students through academic, professional and emotional support whenever and wherever it might be required.
Widely recognised for its consistently high employability and student satisfaction rates Bishop Grosseteste University is committed to being a leader in learning, to inspire excellence, innovation and to enrich the lives of its students, staff and the communities it serves.
You can find out more about what Bishop Grosseteste University has to offer, and see why students rate it so highly, at one of our open events.
Professor Peter Neil
Studying with us
Our founding year
Teaching Excellence Framework