4 easy ways Students can get to know Lincoln as their new University City

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September brings Fresher’s week and exciting new moves for many individuals joining a new University or returning for further years.

But perhaps you are new to Lincoln and want to know how you can enjoy the area, find local events and grab a bargain along the way!

Moving to a new place can be daunting, especially trying to navigate your new home and find new networks of people, so here are the top four ways to help you get to know Lincoln, a vibrant City full of hidden gems for you to enjoy:

1. Follow ‘The Lincolnite’ to find out about new exciting events

Local company ‘The Lincolnite’ covers the top news from the greater Lincoln area and is published independently. It delivers a constant feed of fresh information about new openings in the City and interesting events to attend. They have regularly updated Social Media channels which you can use to be the first in the know.

You can also download their app to get the latest news and events directly to your phone!

Find out more here: https://thelincolnite.co.uk/events

2. Use the LoyalFree app to bag a bargain and explore the area

The LoyalFree app is available in 15 UK towns and cities, and Lincoln is one of them! This app pulls together local deals and exclusive discounts for you to enjoy around the City. This could be on food and drink, but also includes discounts at local shops in the City.

The app also features digital trails, which are really useful to explore your new home, in addition to a ‘Local Guide’ listing the top attractions in the area. Popular trails you can enjoy in Lincoln include Independent Clothing & Gifts, Entertainment and even Aviation Heritage!

The best part? The app is completely free to download and hosts regular giveaways and Student specific promotions. You can download LoyalFree here: https://www.loyalfree.co.uk/download

 

 

3. Find out what’s on from Visit Lincoln

If you love to plan ahead, Visit Lincoln has an events calendar which is regularly updated with events that are on the City and the wider county. There are events listed months in advance, which is great for those who want to get their diaries booked up early to ensure they never miss out on popular events which may sell out. Popular events include the infamous Steampunk Weekend and the Christmas markets.

Visit Lincoln is a great place to find out about upcoming comedians, theatre and music too, so is great for those wanting to experience some popular culture in Lincoln. It also has some handy filters to allow you to search specific dates and areas around the City so you can find out what is on your doorstep.

Find out more here: https://www.visitlincoln.com

4. Get down to Waterside Shopping Centre Student Sessions to save some cash

Waterside is the main shopping Centre in Lincoln and luckily for new and existing students, they run special nights where you can save money on your favourite brands.

The shopping centre is open just to students out of hours to give you time to enjoy prizes, entertainment and many discounts on special dates throughout the year. It usually attracts thousands of students so don’t forget to turn up early to join the queue!

You can find out information about their events here: https://www.watersideshopping.com/Events

Whichever of these options you choose to use, you’ll be sure to find lots of local events and deals to enjoy around Lincoln.

About the Author
Sophie Hainsworth is co-founder of LoyalFree, a multi-award winning innovative mobile phone app which helps connect people to special offers in their area. The app combines this with local digital loyalty schemes, tourism information, tours & trails and events. Users benefit by using one app across the UK – so they can tap into the local area wherever they are.

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