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Applying to Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU)
- Entry Requirements
112-127 UCAS Points
Average range for Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.
- TEF Rating
More details of our TEF outcome can be found on the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) website.
- TEACHING DELIVERY STATUS:
- Confirmed Sept/Oct start
- TEACHING MODE:
- Blended learning
- OPEN DAYS:
- 10th Oct, 13th Nov & 2nd Dec
- TEACHING NOTES:
- Delivering programmes through a mixture of both face-to-face seminars and online learning activities, such as online lectures, guided study tasks, and tutorials.
Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) Reputation
Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) has been educating students for over 150 years and received full university status in 2012. It is a small and friendly university with a supportive and inclusive community of just over 2,000 students. The university is among the very best for teaching in the UK having been awarded a Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessment. The portfolio of disciplines available at BGU has recently grown and the University now offers; an ever-expanding list of undergraduate courses, PGCE teacher training, work-based Foundation Degrees, Masters courses and Doctoral study.
Where is BGU Located?
BGU is located in Lincoln in the East Midlands, the heart of England. It is a single-site campus university that boasts green surroundings in the city. The campus has attractive Victorian buildings that date back to the 1840s which are complemented by brand new teaching and learning spaces. It is just a few minutes walk from the historical city centre which is home to the famous Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln Castle and Roman ruins.
Bishop Grosseteste University
Due to the current global situation, BGU has taken the decision to move all upcoming Open Days online. Virtual Open Days give prospective students a great opportunity to ask members of staff questions about courses, facilities and more, as well as speak to current students.
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BGU ranks extremely high for graduate outcomes, showing consistently high graduate employability rates. 93% of BGU graduates are in employment or further study 15 months after graduating (Source: Higher Education Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2017/18). Courses at BGU are tailored to help prepare students for life after graduation whether that be by work placements or through one-to-one support time with The Careers, Employability & Enterprise team. Students have access to job and volunteering fairs, employer’s talks, employability workshops and mock interviews with their own BG Futures Careers Advisor.
BGU’s campus has a wide range of facilities to meet the needs of the student population. State-of-the-art subject-specific facilities include an Archaeology lab, Business Hub and Human Performance Laboratory. The campus also offers students a number of places to relax and unwind. There are cafes, the popular Students' Union bar, a cinema and equipped sport and fitness centre.
What is Lincoln Like?
Lincoln is a small city that holds a significant historical past. Alongside the old, the new fits seamlessly. It is a modern city and in recent years has become a thriving cultural hotspot. It’s one of the fastest-growing cities in the UK and due to it being home to two universities, it is a particularly student-friendly city to live in. The award-winning Steep Hill offers a multitude of independent and unique boutique shops and along the bustling high street, you’ll find plenty of large international brands. There are also lots of bars and restaurants to choose from, many at Brayford Waterfront which offer great views of the River Witham.
Students at BGU are some of the happiest in the UK, proven by consistently high ratings of student satisfaction in the National Student Survey. The Student Union, BGSU, strives to expand student experience from beyond studying and there is a wide range of societies and sports clubs to get involved with as well as a packed calendar of events.
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I struggle to find many positive things to say about BGU. The main reason I chose it was desperation, they still had places on the course I was interested in at the start of October. They are also the nearest university to me. The quality of teaching in my opinion is highly variable. Some lectures are great, some really appear to be nothing more than tick box ‘employability’ sessions. Difficult questions regarding employment opportunities (even more relevant in the world of covid-19) are met with a shrug and obfuscation. Part of my course taught some highly contentious pseudoscientific topics with links to shockingly bad websites that should not have been part of any course of education. Communication is often non existent. Tutors often ignore emails and I find student support doesn’t exist. Blackboard and email. Perhaps it’s my account, but blackboard is a mess. My calendar is empty, there is no course info. WiFi is ok, but some gaming sites are blocked.
I first liked this university because I thought it was cute and small and that I would be able to find my way around quickly, everyone seemed friendly! What a massive mistake. This uni is like the budget "poundstretcher" version of everything. The facilities are really very poor, they invest all of their money in making the university look good and attract other students and very little on the students that they actually have. In height of uni year many of the car spaces are reserved for special "guests" visiting uni so you as a student have to go and park over the road or at yarborough there was a flood of complaints about this last year as loads of people got ticketed! Uni did nothing. Have not facilitated study abroad as promised (before lockdown) had our flat on campus broken into told we should pay for campus cameras and took 4 days to fix window! Could go on forever but not enough characters unfortunately. Big regret.
DO NOT EAT AT THE REFECTORY GOOD LORD IT'S ATROCIOUS. The SU could do with a little more outreach? and the way that the societies were organised at freshers this year was atrocious too. but yeah overall pretty good
Small campus which is sometimes a good thing but also can be a horrid thing. Opportunities are very limited and when they do come around, they get snapped up so quickly! There is a lot of favouritism around the SU and other parts of the Uni. The buildings are very old, smelly and not that nice. One great thing is the amazing support at the Student Advice department, they help so much and are the best! No connections with outside organisations and other Universities, some staff are amazing, some aren't which I guess is what you get! There aren't enough spaces for students to rehearse etc.
If I could give the SU less than one star, I would. All of the "officers" in the SU are horrible people that belittle you for just walking into the Students Union. I avoid the Students Union at all costs because of this. Facilities aren't great, WiFi is pretty much non-existent in our department and the only thing that is saving my university experience is my course which is, funnily enough, being cut once my year has graduated.
Although the facilities on campus are good I feel that the SU could be improved to make it somewhere I would think about going in the evening for a drink with friends, it sometimes feels a bit 'clicky' with SU related people. There's a really good range of clubs and societies to join.
The campus is small and there's mostly girls so if you're looking for a boyfriend then you'll have to look at quack/props at the engine shed with UoL because there's limited choice at BG. The SU is average, it has a bar and does some events but they're not that exciting. The sports societies aren't bad - they go compete. There's a gym on campus but there's a bigger leisure centre with a swimming pool about 5 minutes away with much better facilities. The refectory restaurant and curiousitea cafe are nice for lunch and aren't that expensive. The SU does chips and burgers etc apparently but I've never tried it.
The campus itself is good, though events going on always seem to be pretty limiting, usually geared towards first years with parties, or drama student performances. With campus open to the public, that gets frustrating at times too when wanting to get a quick drink or something to eat between lectures on campus.
student Union is good it's just a bit small and cheesy. The societies are rubbish most of them. The facilities around campus are mostly good apart from it would be nice if there was a little shop of you ever needed supplies and also the washing machines are quite annoying as you have to only use £1 and 50p coins.
It's a small university but still so many things to do! There's a big focus on people who don't like clubbing therefore the student union are constantly doing things, a mixture of quizzes, bingo and parties. The student Union executives are volunteers and work super hard! The library on campus is incredible, the children's library section is so inspirational and helpful when planning activities for placement. My only small complaint is the wifi, it's slow which is understandable considering the amount of people it has to cater for. However the accommodation team have listened to student's complaints and are in the process of installing new wifi. My favourite thing about BGU being small is the amount of people I have met, everyone is so friendly!
My time at university was, on the whole, great! Lincoln is a lovely city. Plenty of shops, great nightlife and a beautiful historical part, up the hill. I had to resit my 2nd year for personal reasons, and the university fully supported me during this. The library has fantastic resources, and if books aren't available they will happily order them in for you. The S.U is somewhere you can always go to have a good time. They hold really good events during the week and are also a great source of support. My course was Drama in the Community which suited me down to the ground. There were plenty of opportunities for extra curricular activities which always helps to make you stand out from the crowd in terms of employment. Being a drama student at BG meant you had an extra family as the department is fairly small, and everyone looks out for one another. I am now employed as a TA in a primary school. I'm so glad I spent 4 years at this university.
BGU has the ability to be an amazing institution, however the students and the staff have a very different vision for the future of the university. The university as a whole spend far too much money on the retail area and not enough on things that directly affect students education.
Lovely, small university with an amazing library but unorganised staff and courses. Admin not dealt with efficiently and lectures etc constantly being changed at short notice. Wifi in halls is rubbish (although I think it's being changed) and wifi on campus not much better. Student union could do with a bigger bar as many people are turned away due to there not being enough space- especially during freshers.
Wifi was terrible, however, we got the provider changed towards the end of the year. Not really any job opportunities on campus but have a careers building. Society's sometimes practice at times which are unavailable for students.