Studying with us is an exciting step towards your future.
We want every one of our students to have a great time with us and remember the experience for years to come. You will have the chance to join in with social activities, sports, trips, work experience and much more!
Enjoy student life at Gainsborough College and let us help you reach your potential both inside and outside the classroom.
Life in Gainsborough
Gainsborough is a market town situated on the River Trent; the neighbouring towns of Retford, Scunthorpe and the City of Lincoln can all be reached within 30 minutes.
Gainsborough has an interesting history; it was the country's capital for two weeks and the furthest inland port.
The Old Hall has had some famous guests, including King Richard III in in 1483 and King Henry VIII who stayed there with his wife Katherine Howard in 1541.
Today, Marshall's Yard retail site attracts visitors from as far afield as Sheffield and is part of the heritage of the town.
Gainsborough is proud of its engineering industry that has been important to the town since the 1800s.
We celebrate diversity and challenge inequality to create a safe learning environment for all of our students.
Coming to college is all about developing your independence, making new friends, taking advantage of new opportunities and learning new skills for your future career; the more you put in, the more you will get out of college life.
96% of students found that the support given by the Library staff was useful.
*Source: Library Customer Satisfaction Survey 2015
Our Libraries provide a supportive environment for all your study needs.
Our Library offers a wide range of facilities, resources and services to support your independent learning and study skills.
There are individual, group and quiet study areas with PCs, laptops and Wi-Fi.
The resources in the Library are arranged in subject specific zones with over 35,000 books, periodicals, DVDs and CDs. The Library Moodle pages provide on and off-campus access to quality, recommended e-Resources; including eBooks, eJournals and databases.
Our qualified and experienced staff are on hand to help you find resources and information for your studies; our Learning Advisers offer study skills workshops, including referencing and locating resources to support assignments.
You can search for resources on our Online Library Catalogue as well as renewing items and managing your account.
The Library at Gainsborough College - Opening Times
Mon-Thurs - 8.45am-4.45pm
Fri - 8.45am - 12.30pm and 1.00pm-4.00pm
Mon-Thurs - 9.00am-12.30pm and 1.00pm-4.15pm
Fri - 9.00am-12.30pm and 1.00pm - 4.00pm
*Vacation opening hours may vary, please call before travelling.
Our Customer Service Standards are in place for all aspects of our services.
You can expect us to provide:
- Friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable staff;
- An excellent customer service;
- Well-designed Libraries providing a safe learning environment with a range of study areas and facilities;
- Equality of access to our facilities, services and resources;
- Easy access to relevant learning resources;
- Information and support to help you use the Library and resources effectively;
- Careers information and resources to assist you in your progression into employment, further study and higher education.
We expect students to follow the Library rules that are on display.
Students can give us formal feedback by email email@example.com or on a Feedback Card.
Comments, suggestions or compliments can be made in person, by phone or on Twitter @LincolnCollLib.
We will respond to any formal feedback within 10 term-time days.
We will attempt to resolve any complaints informally.
If the matter cannot be resolved informally, the Lincoln College Customer Complaint and Grievance Procedure is available for all students on Moodle.
Your student experience is very important to us and we work hard to make sure that the views of our students are represented.
Each year we appoint a Student President who works with a team of Student Representatives from across the College to gather student opinions and feed them back at the highest level to make sure that your views are listened to.
We also have a Student Executive Team of elected student volunteers who meet regularly to discuss a range of issues and arrange events.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Services Team
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