New Undergraduate Students (Full-time)

Your Step by Step Guide to Enrolment

Monday 18 September 2017

You are required to complete two simple steps before you arrive, using Blackboard, the University's student portal:

  • Check and amend your Personal Details
  • 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.

You need to check and amend the details we currently hold on our system for you. You must then read the Privacy Notice, confirm you have done this and submit your details as directed.

Once you have done this, you will receive email confirmation.

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.

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

Once you have done this, you will receive email confirmation.

Getting Started on Blackboard

After completing Steps One and Two above, you will be able to access the Getting Started generic and programme level resources.

Programme level resources are in a Getting Started School site. Your enrolment letter gives you this information.

Your password is the same one you used to access your Blackboard homepage when you checked your personal details.

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 our flyer, Get Connected - Free Office 365 (PDF)

About Your Enrolment Pack

You will have received the following documentation by post:

  • Getting Started Leaflet
  • Enrolment Ticket
  • NHS Registration Form
  • Student Handbook
  • Personal Tutor Leaflet

The following checklist will ensure you have completed everything you need to do, to ensure a speedy enrolment.

Prior to arriving:

  • Update your Personal Details on Blackboard
  • Upload a photo for your ID card on Blackboard
  • Complete your NHS registration form.

Important Documents to bring with you to University, to speed up the enrolment process:

  • 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
  • NHS Registration Form

Important: If you are eligible for a maintenance loan and are unable to enrol by 22 September 2017, 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 enrolment will delay your maintenance loan payment to you.

Fees and Funding

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.

Fees and Funding Guidance 2017 (PDF)


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 on the right hand side of this page. 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 http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/welcomeweek/international/arrivalsguide/enrolment/.