Student Charter

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Foreword

The Student Charter sets out the general principles of a partnership between students, the University of Lincoln and the Students’ Union. 

The Charter is a statement of mutual expectations and aspirations, it sets out our respective responsibilities and what we can expect of each other. 

The Charter is not a book of rules, but rather a declaration of our shared values, and a framework that allows us to take pride in the development of a vibrant student community, for the benefit of all. 

We will review the Charter every year to ensure it meets our needs and enables us to respond to new challenges. 

Our Charter is founded on the values that shape our community and bind us together, as the university changes, so too do our responsibilities as community members. Our Charter reflects who we are and helps us to ensure that in everything we do, we always have our students’ best interests at heart.

Professor Neal Juster – Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln

Lewis Williams – SU Vice President Activities

Zuzanna Romanska – SU Vice President Wellbeing and Community

Talia Adams – SU Vice President Education 

Natasha Kirchin –Vice President Campaigns and Environment 

Rita Ugi – SU Vice President International 

Our Values and Commitments

  • We treat each other with dignity and respect. 
  • We inspire, enable and share responsibility for learning. 
  • We work together to support both the University’s and Students’ Union’s Strategic Plans and values. 
  • We strive for a diverse and inclusive community under our One Community ethos.

The University

To provide a high-quality learning experience, the University will: 

  • Provide a Higher Education curriculum which meets the needs of our students, with Student as Producer at the heart of the learning experience. 
  • Provide high-quality learning materials and provide support to each student in a way that is appropriate to them as an independent learner or researcher. 
  • Develop and use new technologies to help students learn in a way that meets their needs and maintain high academic standards through fair and challenging assessments. 
  • Advance our knowledge and understanding through research and scholarly activity which contributes to the global research community and enhances the reputation of the University.
  • Providing a conducive environment that recognises the ideas, culture, beliefs, perspectives and global awareness of all students in the university.
  • Respect the rights of individuals to hold different views and to express them through appropriate discussion and academic debate.
  • Offer activities and support services outside of the curriculum for students to enhance their employability prospects and personal development. 
  • Provide services which are focussed on the needs of students, to support their personal, emotional, physical, sexual, and psychological wellbeing.

Student Responsibilities

To get the best out of their university experience, students will: 

  • Make the commitment to study by using the learning resources and facilities available to us, and take responsibility for our own learning and research. 
  • Complete all scheduled learning, research, and assessment activities. 
  • Contribute to, and support others to contribute to, the academic exchange of ideas and interactions. 
  • Uphold the highest standards of academic integrity.
  • Challenge inequalities and inappropriate behaviour by upholding the respect owed to students and staff of the University community upholding the One Community ethos.
  • Engage in the Student Representation system and work collaboratively with the University and the Students’ Union to help shape and improve learning and wider student experience.
  • Take advantage of all the opportunities provided through either the University or the Students’ Union, via the Skills Log and Lincoln Award, to enhance employability prospects and personal development.

The Students’ Union

In its commitment to the student experience, University of Lincoln Students’ Union will: 

  • Hold accountability to enhance the standards and reputation of the University, recognising the contributions we all can make as individuals and collectives. 
  • Actively support student participation in the Students’ Union representation system, through the election/appointment, development, and training of representatives.
  • Represent students at local and national level, and provide timely and accurate information about any changes which may affect the student experience.
  • Provide independent, impartial, honest advice to students with academic, financial and housing related issues whist working closely with Student Wellbeing to holistically support students.
  • Support students to lead active lifestyles, providing a range of sports, societies and Feel Good Programme.
  • To support opportunities to engage with Liberation groups to enable students to build friendships and grow in confidence.
  • Promote employability and personal development through a range of extra curricula opportunities such as volunteering.
  • Develop and work alongside the University to ensure academic societies are sustainable and enrich the learning experience of students. 
  • Ensuring that the University is a safe and inclusive place, both on campus and online, for all students regardless of gender, sexuality, race, age, religion, disability or socio-economic background.
  • Provide exciting, inclusive and enriching social events and opportunities that prioritises student experience. 

Further Information

Regulations and Policies 

  • Academic Review and Appeals (Part N of the University General Regulations) 
  • Assessment Charter (see below) 
  • Cancelled Classes Policy
  • Student Complaints Procedure (Part O of the University General Regulations) 
  • Extenuating Circumstances (Part M of the University General Regulations) 
  • IT Acceptable Use Policy 
  • Library Regulations (Part G of the University General Regulations) 
  • Personal Tutor Policy 
  • Student Created Intellectual Property Policy 
  • Student Conduct and Disciplinary Regulations (Part P of the University General Regulations) 
  • Student Engagement and Participation Policy

All are available via www.lincoln.ac.uk/regulations or http://secretariat.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/.

 

Students’ Union

Information on how the Students’ Union is run, can be found here https://lincolnsu.com/your-union/how-we-are-run.

Details on all aspects of representation, participation, and support is available at  www.lincolnsu.com or by telephone on +44 (0)1522 886006.

Information on support and advice is available at The Students’ Union Advice Centre by email at advice@lincolnsu.com or by telephone on  +44 (0)1522 837000.

 

Guidance and Information

Student Support Centre and Student Wellbeing Centre http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/abouttheuniversity/supportdepartments/ or telephone: +44 (0) 1522 837080.