Commercial Services

Commercial Services is responsible for conferencing (academic and commercial), generating and converting enquiries for venue hire and the event production of commercial events.

We have an extensive range of facilities available to us across our campuses meaning we are able to host up to 500 delegates on campus in a huge selection of lecture theatres, atriums, seminar rooms, meeting rooms, video conference pods, computer labs and more. This space is a strategic asset that provides the University with opportunities to enhance its reputation, showcase expertise, raise money, celebrate achievements and anniversaries in addition to providing the type of facilities our staff and students require and expect. We are a strategic resource for the University.

Our dedicated team have the knowledge to make your event or conference happen and support you in hosting a successful event. We can direct you with the below and much more;

  • Finding the most suitable venue(s)
  • Planning furniture layouts
  • Delegate / Key speaker liaison
  • Non-academic programme co-ordination
  • Technical support including liaising with IT and Estates
  • Catering services
  • Financial management of your event.

Please note, that if your event is for an external organisation/person, then Commercial Services will need to be involved, as we run venue hire and conferencing activity on campus and need to be aware of all events/venue hire/ conferences on campus where the target audience that’s entirely or partly external. Our involvement is to ensure guest experience and safety but is also to make sure strategic objectives are met and supporting service areas like IT/Accommodation/Catering/ Estates/ Porters are fully aware of activities.

The types of events we can host:

Lecture room in Isaac Newton building at University of Lincoln

a meeting room with 3 tables laid out with 4 chairs at each and a white board at the front of the room

Old hall at University of Lincoln's Riseholme campus


With a wide range of quality lecture theatres, conference spaces and meeting rooms; our conference options are extensive and flexible. Residential conferences and summer schools are available July to early September too.


Whether you need space for a 1:1 or have a slightly larger meeting in mind we offer flexible spaces across campus with full AV and a great food offer, we are experts in hosting your meetings and smaller events at great value.

Away Days & Team Building

Stunning grounds and great meeting spaces provide the opportunity to meet away from it all when you need space to think or privacy. We can even offer team building activities from external providers.

Decorated tables with candles, drapes, napkins and crockery

Birdseye view of outside of whole of campus at University of Lincoln including all buildings and grassed areas

Dinners & Receptions

From atrium spaces to the Engine Shed and LPAC, listed buildings to outdoor marquees, our campuses offer spaces to inspire when you need to hold a stunning dinner or drinks reception.

Outdoor Events

With the option of a picturesque campus at the heart of the city of Lincoln or a rural retreat at Riseholme, we are the ideal venue for sporting and outdoor events with a difference and specialist research showcases.