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Bishop Grosseteste University

Lincoln | East Midlands

City Rural

Ucas code: B38

Nestled away in the uphill area of Lincoln is Bishop Grosseteste University. Bishop Grosseteste is traditionally known for specialising in teacher training, but has recently expanded the courses it offers. We celebrated our 150th birthday in 2012 and our students are lucky enough to graduate in the awe-inspiring Lincoln cathedral.
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What students say about this university

Dialog 168 comments (48 students)
    • Everyday expenses

      As long as you're careful, then it's easy to manage your money. Campus has a wide range of food and drink that is well priced,...

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      2013, 1st year, Training Teachers Primary

      Everyday expenses

      As long as you're careful, then it's easy to manage your money. Campus has a wide range of food and drink that is well priced, in particular the coffee shop, which prides itself on being affordable. There is a wide range of shops nearby that are affordable and the night life isn't too expensive, for example taxi's in Lincoln are set at 4.20 anywhere in the city, which is great. On the down side, the course has a lot of unexpected costs which I wish I knew about beforehand. For example, the cost of resources for going onto placement and there is a small cost for taxis to placement, but it is only a small contribution towards the overall fare. But then again, some unis expect you to pay the full amount.

      2013, 1st year, Training Teachers Primary

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    • Everyday expenses

      My experience of the catered accommodation was a relatively bad one. Not being in the hall where the food was served meant that...

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      2013, 3rd year, Oral History, Heritage & Genealogy

      Everyday expenses

      My experience of the catered accommodation was a relatively bad one. Not being in the hall where the food was served meant that you had to walk to the food hall in all weathers (snow, rain etc). The hall was noisy (this particular hall has now been demolished). Lincoln is a really small city so it is easy to get around and you can walk from the campus to the high street in 15-20 mins (down the hill). There is a lot of competition for jobs in Lincoln as there is the University of Lincoln students also competing for the same jobs.

      2013, 3rd year, Oral History, Heritage & Genealogy

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    • Everyday expenses

      The university is only a 10-15 minute walk from the center of town. It is not far from a supermarket. Many students are able...

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      2013, 3rd year, Academic Studies In Education (Across Phases)

      Everyday expenses

      The university is only a 10-15 minute walk from the center of town. It is not far from a supermarket. Many students are able to find part-time work. There are very few additional costs, transport to placements is subsidised, the library is extremely well stocked and the majority of essential reading is available electronically on blackboard.

      2013, 3rd year, Academic Studies In Education (Across Phases)

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    • Academic Experience

      The amount of time in uni is short which gives a lot of time for work outside of that but not always that much information to...

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      2013, 1st year, Education Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      The amount of time in uni is short which gives a lot of time for work outside of that but not always that much information to work from. Feedback is useful and all varieties of work is included.

      2013, 1st year, Education Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      The course is very hands on, we are in from 9am 95% of the time, and nearly everyday at the start of the year, but eases up...

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      2013, 1st year, Training Teachers Primary

      Academic Experience

      The course is very hands on, we are in from 9am 95% of the time, and nearly everyday at the start of the year, but eases up towards the end. The lessons and seminars are really diverse and interesting, everyday is really different and at times, they feel a bit odd but after a while, particularly while on placement it becomes clearer why we had the lessons. Certain aspects are difficult, in particular placement and some of the assignments, but there's a lot of help available and the tutors are really approachable. Our course has barely any exams, but regular assignments (1 or 2 per module)and placements are assessed and lessons observed, these are very crucial to pass the course. Feedback is detailed and constructive, and achievable targets are given on each assignment and placement. our course has a section of the library which is specific to the primary education, which has thousands of books for our course and use in the classroom. the uni is more of a shared campus, we don't have "specific facilites " but the rooms we use are nice.

      2013, 1st year, Training Teachers Primary

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    • Academic Experience

      Before beginning my course, I was under the impression that I would receive at least 3 full days of teaching a week (between 9...

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      2013, 3rd year, Oral History, Heritage & Genealogy

      Academic Experience

      Before beginning my course, I was under the impression that I would receive at least 3 full days of teaching a week (between 9 and 3ish). However, in reality I got 2 days between 09.30am and 12pm and one day between 09.30am and 2pm a week, all with a half an hour break for coffee and an hour for lunch on the longer days. This led to a total teaching time of 7 hours a week at the most. Some weeks we'd get less than this, as my group was relatively large in terms of numbers and someone hadn't got the foresight to book us into a teaching room that was big enough for all 26 of us to sit in; we therefore had to split into two groups and so only received half the teaching time. We received a mix of teaching, some lectures but mainly seminars (though I never was able to tell the difference as both seemed to be the same format). The course content varied and covered a huge amount of material. However, due to the lack of teaching time, it wasn't very in-depth and so a lot of research was done blindly with no direction from tutors outside of teaching time. (Yes I know this is much the point of a University course but the amount of research we did ourselves was excessive). The amount of time spent in lectures was not enough to be able to spark an interest in the topic. The assessment is mainly written assignments (normally 4000 words). We had two exams in three years. Whilst we did participate in field trips, these were not always useful or relevant to our course. My dissertation was only 4000 words which I and my peers did not feel gave us enough scope to properly explore our chosen topic. The feedback received from tutors is useful but only for the topic on which you have just handed in work for. Much of the feedback is what you should have done in that particular assignment, not what to do better next time so you cannot take the advice on board as it will not be relevant. There are no course-specific facilities.

      2013, 3rd year, Oral History, Heritage & Genealogy

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How students describe this university

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Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £21.6k MED
Student score 80% MED

Overall student satisfaction

85%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

2,235

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

83%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

6%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

80%

of students are female

Young / Mature

22%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

0%

of students here are from outside the UK

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