September 21, 2011 12.29 pm This story is over 150 months old

Bishop Grosseteste gets record student numbers

More freshers: Bishop Grosseteste University College has seen a higher influx of students this year.

Bishop Grosseteste University College in uphill Lincoln has seen a large rise in student intake this year.

Over 600 undergraduates and 300 postgraduates have enrolled at the university, to study courses in education, cultural and arts.

Due to the demand this year, BG said it had to turn away other potential students.

The accommodation office is said to have had a busy summer to put all the new students were placed in on and off campus accommodation.

BG said it would charge £7,500 per year in tuition fees from 2012.

Principal Muriel Robinson said: “You are joining BG at a particularly exciting time.

“As we celebrate our 150th anniversary we are looking to the future and you will be among the first to benefit from our investment in the major Library extension and BG Futures – our business centre – which you see being built on campus.”

“It has been great to see SU representatives welcoming new students who are in off-campus accommodation as well as to see how you are supporting freshers through Facebook and Twitter.”

The University of Lincoln also saw a huge demand for places for the 2011/12 year, placing over 3,000 students on various different courses.

Due to the high demand however, the university had to find a variety of temporary accommodation for around 200 new students.

This meant temporary bunk cabins have been erected in two areas of the campus until permanent accommodation becomes available.