The University of Lincoln will transfer the management of Engine Shed and Tower Bar to the Students’ Union in order to “improve student experience”.
All permanent staff at both venues will remain as part of the venture.
Any profit made from the venues will now be directly invested into improving the student experience, such as expanding support on academic issues and improving volunteering and activities.
The management transfer idea came after market research from an external organisation showed that students wanted more student-led social spaces and activities.
The announcement follows a recent managerial transfer to the SU of popular student bar The Shed in January.
James Brooks, CEO of the Lincoln Students’ Union, said: “I am really pleased that Lincoln students will have a venue that they can call their own where they will have a real say over what events and activities take place within it.
“The student experience at Lincoln is something that we pride ourselves upon and this can only enhance that further. All permanent staff employed at the venues will be part of this exciting new venture.”