- Rooms are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
- You are required to bring your own bedding and linen as well as bring basic cooking utensils for use in the kitchens. You may also bring sandwich toasters etc, but for safety reasons these must only be for use in the kitchens.
- If you wish to bring your own television or TV enabled laptop, you will require a TV licence as well as a digital aerial if you are living in Constance Stewart Hall.
- All electrical equipment – unless brand new and accompanied by a receipt – must be tested before it may be used on campus. The University organises this and the charge is covered within your rent.
- You will require insurance for your personal belongings, but before purchasing a policy check the contents policy you have at home as this may cover you. The Accommodation Officer has contact details of various insurance companies if required.
- You may have a friend to stay, but not for more than 2 nights in any week. This has to be booked through the Accommodation Officer.
- No pets are allowed on campus.
Although Lincoln has a low crime rate than other cities, the campus is still secured and monitored by night wardens and senior students on duty. All of our senior students and night wardens are qualified First Aiders in case of accidents. We ensure that all halls of residence comply with current safety standards and the fire alarms are tested on a weekly basis throughout the year. All electrical equipment, unless brand new and accompanied by a receipt, must be tested before it may be used on campus. The University will organise this and a small charge will be made per person.
Senior Student Residents
Each year the University invites applications from second and third year students who wish to contribute to the co-ordination of student support within University residential accommodation and to help to create and sustain a secure and friendly environment for residents. These ‘Senior Residents’ serve as first point of contact for the residences for which they are responsible. They liaise with the Accommodation Officer / Warden, the Residency Team Halls Assistants, Portering Staff, and relevant University Departments. All Senior Residents are expected to have a sense of community and responsibility, a firm integrity, a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the students and to possess and use the attributes of tolerance and humour – which will be needed on a regular basis!
Housekeeping staff are employed by the University to complete some household tasks, such as cleaning communal areas and emptying bins. However, students should still help with the running of their accommodation and are expected to wash up their cooking equipment and keep bedrooms and communal areas tidy.
All of our halls of residence provide self-catering facilities, which mean you’ll have the choice of cooking yourself a fabulous three-course meal or just beans on toast in your kitchen, or you can choose to eat out at one of our great catering outlets on campus. We know how important good food is to students, so we’ve made sure there’s plenty to choose from – from quick grab ‘n’ go snacks to freshly prepared roast dinners – all at the very highest standard and affordably priced.
We’re always keen to ensure our students and staff consider whether they actually need a car if they are living on campus or close by. We have a Green Travel Plan in place and have recently invested in many new cycle storage areas as we are keen to work in more environmentally friendly ways.
While we can offer on-campus parking, permits are issued strictly on the basis of need, taking into account factors such as distance travelled daily and family and personal circumstances. If do need to bring a car, you may apply for a parking permit from Reception. However, this does not guarantee that a parking space will be available during busy periods.
The whole of Lincoln is easily accessible on foot from BGU as the main uphill shopping areas, the Cathedral and the castle are just a few minutes’ walk away from our campus. The main city centre shopping area, and train and bus stations are just a 20 minute walk downhill.