More than 1,000 new students were welcomed with the first Bishop Grosseteste University matriculation ceremony at Lincoln Cathedral on Thursday, October 8.
The ceremony, which is now expected to run annually for those enrolling at the university, gave students the chance to meet staff and each other.
For most, the cathedral will also be the location where they will attend graduation ceremonies in the future.
An academic procession took place with member of the staff team, civic representatives and officers at the university.
Students were then given a badge to commemorate the event, specially designed by the Historic Lincoln Trust, which also commemorated the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta.
The university’s Vice Chancellor, the Reverend Canon Professor Peter Neil, said: “Matriculation is the term used to describe students’ formal entry into the university.
“It serves as a friendly welcome to all those who are starting their studies here this year and that students feel they are becoming a part of the wider university family.”