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University of Lincoln

Her Majesty the Queen opened the first University of Lincoln (UofL) building on the Brayford Campus in 1996. With a foundation formed by the will of the community and not a government directive, the building marked a unique point in history and shaped the idea that Lincoln would be a university with a difference. Since its inception the UofL has enjoyed a meteoric rise up the university league tables and is now placed 47th in the 2013 Guardian University Guide and ranked 35th in the associated league table for Business and Management Studies.

Students are at the heart of everything that the University does

and this is reflected in a student ranking in the top quarter of UK higher education institutions by final year graduates. Academics and students at the University carry out major research for the benefit of society across a wide variety of areas and a business ethos pervades the entire range of programmes, with emphasis placed on ensuring that what students learn is up-to-date, research-informed and relevant to employers.

The University’s main campus in Lincoln was the first new city centre campus to be built in the UK for decades. More than £140 million has been invested in the Brayford Pool campus and economists estimate that the University has created at least 3,000 new jobs within Lincoln and that it generates more than £250 million every year for the local economy – doubling previous local economic growth rates. In 2003, the University’s Faculty of Business and Management became the Lincoln Business School (LBS) to reflect its strategy of growth and innovation. It has become an innovative and grounded provider of solutions and insights to ‘ real-world’ problems based on rigorous research and close involvement of stakeholders.

The Business School is culturally diverse, internationally minded, and committed to providing an educational experience that enhances careers and enables individuals and businesses to create successful futures, and in January 2011 relocated to its stunning new Business and Law Building on the Brayford Pool campus from where it offers a world class teaching facility. Innovation in both teaching approaches and client engagement are regarded as keys within the LBS’s developmental strategy.

Lincoln International Business School

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Lincoln International Business School is a committed member of the international network of signatories to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). In designing our research and education to comply voluntarily with these six principles we enable you to be more aware of the opportunities to make the world a better place and to develop your capabilities as a leader to do so.


Read our Sharing Information of Progress Report 2012. The six principles are:

Principle 1 | Purpose: We will develop the capabilities of students to be future generators of sustainable value for business and society at large and to work for an inclusive and sustainable global economy.

Principle 2 | Values: We will incorporate into our academic activities and curricula the values of global social responsibility as portrayed in international initiatives such as the United Nations Global Compact.

Principle 3 | Method: We will create educational frameworks, materials, processes and environments that enable effective learning experiences for responsible leadership.

Principle 4 | Research: We will engage in conceptual and empirical research that advances our understanding about the role, dynamics, and impact of corporations in the creation of sustainable social, environmental and economic value.

Principle 5 | Partnership: We will interact with managers of business corporations to extend our knowledge of their challenges in meeting social and environmental responsibilities and to explore jointly effective approaches to meeting these challenges.

Principle 6 | Dialogue: We will facilitate and support dialog and debate among educators, students, business, government, consumers, media, civil society organisations and other interested groups and stakeholders on critical issues related to global social responsibility and sustainability.

More information about the school, and it’s structure, can be found on the LIBS blog site.

University Regulations

Please click here to access the University Regulations.

Student as Producer

Student as Producer restates the meaning and purpose of higher education by reconnecting the core activities of universities, i.e., research and teaching, in a way that consolidates and substantiates the values of academic life. The core values of academic life are reflected in the quality of students that the University of Lincoln aims to produce.

Student as Producer emphasises the role of the student as collaborators in the production of knowledge. The capacity for Student as Producer is grounded in the human attributes of creativity and desire, so that students can recognise themselves in a world of their own design.

For more information, check out the Student as Producer Legacy site.


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