BG Retail Facilities
BG Retail operates three very different areas across campus where you can relax and enjoy a wide range of food and beverage options. All facilities are open to all students and their guests, staff and visitors to campus.
We have a cashless payment system in operation across all our outlets. It’s easy to set up and offers some great incentives throughout the year – choose your food and drink then tap and go! You will receive an email inviting you to join shortly after enrolment but if you have any problems or want more information call in and see us in Refectory.
Look out for our stand at this year’s Freshers’ Fayre. We will be on hand to answer any questions about our services and will be issuing you a special offer booklet, packed full of great savings and special offers for use across campus.
Refectory is our main food hub on campus; once inside you can choose to visit Café Refectory or Kitchen Refectory.
Café Refectory is a great place to meet and socialise or if you need to be on the move you can make a choice from our grab and go range. You can relax and enjoy a barista made coffee and choose from a great range of tempting sandwiches, snacks, cakes and drinks.
Kitchen Refectory is where you will find our hot food counter, from breakfast in the morning through to a meal or snack from our main menu, the Kitchen has a great range of foods to tempt you throughout the day.
Refectory is fully licensed and we have a range of bottled beers, ciders and wines for your enjoyment.
Situated in the heart of campus is our wonderful coffee shop Curiositea. Inspired by the Adventures of Alice in Wonderland, Curiositea is Lincoln’s quirkiest coffee shop and our trained Baristas happily provide you with a range of specialty teas, coffees and a delicious range of snacks and home baked cakes.
Located within the Students’ Union building, Bar BG is operated by BG Retail. We work with the SU to bring you headline events, weekly social activities and live acts throughout the year. Escape after a hard day in our spacious and comfortable bar area and relax with friends over a few pints or join in with SU organised events.
Sport and Fitness Centre
Your very own on-campus Sport and Fitness Centre is the perfect place to keep fit, socialise and make new friends.
The Fitness Suite has recently been extended and offers a wide range of modern equipment, from treadmills, cross-trainers, bikes and rowing machines to resistance equipment and a free weights / core area. Our equipment is suitable for all abilities and our experienced fitness professionals will provide you with a thorough induction and the advice you need to achieve your goals.
Classes: We offer a range of fun exercise classes for all abilities, including Zumba, Pilates, Legs Bums & Tums and High Intensity Interval Training. Click here to view our full class list and price list. Please remember to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
The Sport and Fitness Centre also houses an impressive sports hall. Most of BGU’s sports societies train in here, please come over to find out more details about the current societies. If you fancy playing indoor sports with some friends please contact us to book and subject to availability we will happily accommodate you. Our student hire rates are very competitive and we also have peak and off-peak rates too.
We look forward to see you training here this year.
For more information, including prices and opening hours, please click here.
Library Services at BGU
Our Library provides you with the learning resources, study space and related support and advice you need to complete your studies. We’re open 7 days a week during term-time and our friendly staff are always on hand to help you find your way around. To prepare for your first visit check out our ‘Information for New Students’ guide; you’ll find this on our LibGuides site (under ‘General Purpose’) together with loads of other library links and guidance, including subject guides for all of the subjects taught at BGU.