Welcome to the
University Campus North Lincolnshire (UCNL)

We are proud to introduce you to our new website and hope that you will be inspired by the range of courses and insight into our facilities to lead you to make an application to join our learning community.

We have established a highly successful reputation for the quality of our higher education provision working in partnership with regional universities to promote widening participation and meeting employer and student needs. We have around 1,200 students participating in full and part time programmes, the majority of whom live or work within a 6 mile radius of Scunthorpe.

We pride ourselves on being passionate about our students and maximising their successes. Student satisfaction rates, published in the National Student Survey (NSS), consistently exceed national averages. The NSS Teaching on my Course score was 89% in 2019. Our Teaching Excellence Framework panel judgement identified ‘an institutional culture that recognises and rewards excellent teaching, enabled by innovative approaches to the development and dissemination of good practice’ (TEF 2017). The student experience is enriched by over 50 subject specialist members of academic staff along with experienced administrative and professional support staff.

Our students’ votes in the WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2020 saw us achieve first place nationally in the College-based Higher Education category for the second year running.

Significant capital investment in UCNL has resulted in an excellent learning environment in a spacious building which includes library, high quality teaching rooms, informal social learning spaces and state of the art Industry 4.0 simulation facilities. Our campus is situated on the edge of the scenic Central Park in Scunthorpe.

We look forward to welcoming you into our learning community.

Our Partners

We have long-established partnerships with the University of Lincoln, University of Hull,  University of Huddersfield and Sheffield Hallam University who validate our courses.  Students attend the Graduation Ceremony of the relevant University.  We work with Pearson as the awarding organisation for the HNC and HND courses.  We are an approved Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Centre.  

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Well-being & Mindfulness Sessions

Our well-being and mindfulness sessions with Lisa Beardsley will be at the following times: Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s 9.00am – 9.30am | 12.00pm – 12.30pm Tuesday’s and Thursday’s we will […]

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Statement from the University Campus North Lincolnshire (UCNL), part of the DN Colleges Group

“To all Higher Education students,

There is no doubt that the last few months have presented new challenges to the way in which we all work and live, and in many cases the boundaries between these have at times been difficult to separate. 

We would like to thank you for the role you have played in supporting and adapting to this new way of working.  Our staff teams have been dedicated to supporting all our students, working hard to complete the academic year.

We continue to mirror the practices of all our University partners who have faced the same challenges as us in recent times. The following links provide the latest guidance published by our University partners:

We will continue to monitor the developments of Covid-19 and our responses to the situation will continue to be based on guidance from Public Health England, the Department for Education, and our University partners.

As we have previously acknowledged, we all needed to re-think learning and teaching very quickly whilst ensuring that the learning outcomes of the various modules were achieved.  We have analysed the results from the survey sent to all UCNL students and along with the findings of the student focus groups, this feedback is playing a key role in supporting new developments in relation to learning, teaching and assessment strategies.

At the moment, given the current national context, we are planning a blended approach towards learning teaching and assessment for the next academic year.  We will provide further detail over coming weeks, but we are exploring practical options for where physical attendance would be planned whilst observing all distancing requirements and where we will be able to have a strong online model.

In the longer term, we are already in the process of reviewing our learning and teaching strategy, a vision which will reflect the challenges and opportunities.  Our commitment to you will continue to go beyond the formal nature of your programme of study; we will design and implement new strategies which support the development of graduates who can thrive and succeed within complex environments.  Again, the student voice is central to the development of any review of strategy.

Our University partners have begun announcing the format of their 2020-2021academic year.  Once we have a full understanding of their intentions, we will confirm our approach to the formal academic year.  We are anticipating an extended induction period to ensure that you are all prepared for a more blended approach to learning.  These weeks will be part of your academic year, thereby enabling you to access student finance in the usual way at the usual time.

For those continuing to the next year/level of study, we will be in touch over the coming weeks with plans for transition and preparing for that.

For those of you who will be completing, we wish you every success with your next steps.


Many thanks for all your support and commitment.”