The cathedral city of Lincoln offers a rich student experience in the county town of Lincolnshire. Its historic core is complemented by an eclectic mix of high-street and independent shopping, eateries and nightlife. With its renowned universities, the city attracts students from all over the world looking for a top-quality education and the best of student living.
Lincoln has a great selection of Lincoln student accommodation and houses on offer and each year thousands of students rent their accommodation in the city for university years. Most student flats and houses are managed by independent landlords and estate agents who have built up a good reputation for catering to the specific needs and wants of student tenants. Typical properties include shared student houses with en-suite rooms as well as self-contained studios and they are often located within a short walk to university campuses and the town centre.
Most student housing is offered on 43 and 51 week fixed term contracts that run from July to September for purpose built student accommodation or in shared houses in privately owned properties. In recent years some landlords have also started to offer shorter term contracts for those looking to rent for individual semesters or terms.
There is a fantastic range of student shops and retail outlets in Lincoln, including two large shopping centres, indoor markets and a thriving independent scene with over 200 locally-owned boutiques and specialist stores based on Steep Hill and The Strait. There are also a number of cafes and restaurants serving everything from coffee and burgers to fine dining.
Student accommodation providers often organize cultural and recreational activities to enrich students’ experience outside of the classroom. These activities may include movie nights, game nights, cultural celebrations, and workshops on various topics. Engaging in such activities promotes social interaction, cultural understanding, and personal growth. It also offers a break from academic responsibilities and provides opportunities for relaxation and stress relief.
With such a rich history and vibrant student culture, it is no wonder that many students look for a home away from home when they study in Lincoln. The city is well-served with Lincoln student accommodation from a variety of developers, including some that specialise in providing luxury apartments. One of the more popular providers is Iconinc who offer luxury student living at their Lincoln development, Gravity. Here you can choose from a Neo, Smart, Elegance or Grande apartment with features like large beds, en suite bathrooms and kitchens and communal areas complete with a cinema room and games room.
Student accommodation is a fundamental aspect of the university experience, providing students with a home away from home. It fosters a sense of community, promotes social interactions, and contributes to academic success. Whether it is on-campus dormitories, off-campus housing, or purpose-built apartments, the availability of suitable accommodation is essential for students’ well-being and personal growth.
Students will find it easy to get around the city with a well-established bus network operated by Stagecoach and PC Coaches, as well as a direct train service to nearby cities such as Nottingham, Gainsborough and Newark. The city’s main railway station is a short distance from the city centre and is easily reached by foot. For those who prefer to travel by car, there is free on street parking in the city centre and a secure car park at the rear of the University of Lincoln campus. For those travelling further afield, the Lincolnshire Airport is a short drive from the city centre and is served by a number of airlines. This makes it easy for students to fly in and out of the city for a weekend break or a family visit.