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
Please contact Gainsborough College reception on 01427 617471 for Library opening times.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Lincoln College Students’ Union (LCSU) represents its students based across all three campuses (Lincoln, Newark & Gainsborough). We are based in the Student Common Room, Monks Building, Lincoln.
We run various events and activities and also support students to start clubs/groups/societies across the campuses. We also have fantastic opportunities for students to get involved with college life.
We take pride in our representation of our students and as well as our SU Officer positions we also have Class Representatives and Student Council Representatives. The student is at the forefront of what we do.
We run elections twice a year, at the end of one academic year and the beginning of the next.
Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook and Twitter.
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