New Postgraduate Taught Students (Full-time)

PG Taught Programmes

Your Step by Step Guide to Enrolment

Tuesday 19 - Friday 22 September 2017, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Before you arrive you are required to complete two simple steps using Blackboard, the University's student portal (before 14 September 2017):

  • Check and amend your Personal Details on Blackboard
  • Upload a photo for your ID card.

Step 1 - Getting Started and Your Personal Details

All new students accessing Blackboard for the first time need to change their default password to one of their choice. Information on how to do this can be found in the Getting Started leaflet in your Enrolment Pack.

Updating Your Personal Details

Once you have accessed Blackboard, you need to click on the ‘Personal Details’ section on your Blackboard homepage.

Choose Your Modules

If your course has optional modules, you can choose the ones you will study from a list on Blackboard during Step 1 of the enrolment process. If you do not have this information now, please contact your school administrator to select your modules. You will need to confirm the modules you are studying from September for the academic year. We would ask that you do this before you come to enrol.

School Administrator Contact List

Step 2 - Photo ID

You are required to upload a photo so that we can produce your ID card in advance, ready for you to collect after your Introduction Talk.

Uploading Your Photo

Please follow the steps in the Getting Started leaflet enclosed in your enrolment pack. Once you have done this, you will receive email confirmation.

Important: Your photograph must be a passport style headshot photo only.

Getting Started on Blackboard

After completing the two steps above, you will be able to access the Getting Started general and programme-specific resources.

The programme-specific resources are found in the Getting Started School Site. Your enrolment letter gives you this information. Your password is the same as the one you used to access your Blackboard homepage.

Microsoft Office 365

You can install Microsoft Office for FREE for use on up to five devices (PC, Mac, iOS, Android & Windows Phone), for the period of your study.

Guidance on how to do this can be found in this flyer: Get Connected 365

Enrolment Ticket
You need to bring this ticket with you to enrol in the Special Services Room, this can be found in the Minerva Building on the first floor from Tuesday 18 September - Friday 21 September between 10am-4pm daily.

Getting Started Leaflet
Provides details on how to log onto your Blackboard account for the first time, and how to upload your photo.

Postgraduate Handbook
A guide to your first week, and beyond.

Funding Flyer

  • A form of photo ID, either your passport, provisional or full driving licence or your CitizenCard. EU/EEA students are required to bring their passport.
  • Enrolment Ticket.

Important: If you are eligible for a postgraduate loan and are unable to enrol by 21 September 2018, you will need to enrol in the Student Support Centre in the Minerva Building.  Please note that your maintenance loan will be paid by the Student Loans Company five days after we have confirmed that you have enrolled, so delaying this will delay your maintenance loan payment to you.

This guide has been designed to answer any questions you may have regarding your tuition fees and ways to pay. It also provides information on what you can expect to pay at the University and the financial assistance that may be available to you.

Guide to Fees and Funding (PDF)

Postgraduate Student Welcome Letter
A welcome letter to our Postgraduate Taught students.

Postgraduate Help

University Regulations
Please ensure that you read the University General Regulations and also the Regulations that are relevant to your programme of study.

Student Charter 
The Student Charter is produced in partnership with the University & the Student Union. The Student Charter provides details of the clear rights and responsibilities of staff and students. The Charter encapsulates what we; staff and students, can expect from each other and what we owe each other, and describes the contract between staff and students.

Postgraduate Handbook
This easy-to-use handbook contains practical advice around enrolment and student funding, checkslists and tips, as well as an outline of the many services available to you.

International Arrival Guide
Help and guidance for students arriving from overseas.

Privacy Notice
For more information about how the University of Lincoln processes your personal data, in accordance with relevant data protection laws, please have a look at the Privacy notice above.

Local maps and parking information.

Postgraduate Funding Flyer
Student Finance England introduced Postgraduate loans for most taught and research Master’s programmes in the academic year 16/17. For information relating to these loans for academic year 17/18 please see the attached leaflet. These loans are available for both full time and part time Master’s students; eligibility criteria applies.

European Student Medical Care
Ensuring you have the correct documentation before you arrive.

Chaplaincy Welcome Week ScheduleChaplaincy Welcome Week ScheduleChaplaincy Welcome Week Schedule
The University has a Multi-Faith Chaplaincy service, which offers pastoral care, a confidential listening ear and spiritual support to anyone in our University community. Based at Witham House on the main Brayford Pool Campus, the Chaplaincy provides a place for worship, prayer, interfaith library, hospitality and social events. There is a Chaplaincy Co-Ordinator and team of Volunteer Chaplains/Faith Advisers, all of whom are available for advice.

Student Support

If you need any advice or information, our dedicated Student Support Team are here to help you. 

Tel: 01522 837080


Extra Information

The information you provided when updating your personal details, will be processed by the University of Lincoln in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998) for purpose(s) related to your studies and other services. We have a statutory obligation to share some information we hold about you with the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and other bodies. Your personal data may be shared with the appropriate regulatory body for your course and your name may be included on published results lists and others. Your name and term time address may be shared with the relevant local council to verify qualification for council tax exemption. In the event of non-payment of fees, your personal data may be used for credit assessment, tracing, collection and the prevention of fraud. After you graduate, we retain some of your information to verify results and supply replacement certificates and transcripts. Your details may be used to invite you to join the University’s Alumni Network. Find a full copy of the student Privacy Notice within the Useful Links section above. By enrolling at the University you agree to accept the University’s Terms and Conditions and abide by the rules, regulations, policies and procedures located at: