Student Charter

Panorama of campus at night


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 Mary Stuart - Vice Chancellor
Kudzai Muzangaza - President of the Students’ Union

Our Values

  • We treat each other with dignity and respect
  • We inspire and enable learning
  • We share responsibility for learning
  • We work together to support the University’s Strategic Plan and promote the University’s values

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
  • Value diversity and recognise that different people bring different ideas, knowledge and perspectives that create a dynamic and exciting university culture
  • Respect the rights of individuals to hold different beliefs and 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 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
  • Engage in the Student Representation system and work collaboratively with the University to help shape learning experiences
  • Take advantage of all the opportunities provided through either the University of the Students’ Union to enhance employability prospects and personal development
  • Adopt the #WeAreLincoln values and take advantage of opportunities to lead active lifestyles through Sports and/or Societies

The Students’ Union

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

  • Maintain and 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, development and training of representatives
  • Represent the interests of 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, housing and welfare problems
  • Support students to lead active lifestyles, provide a range of sports and societies to enable students to build friendships and grow in confidence through the values enveloped in #WeAreLincoln
  • Promote employability and personal development through a range of extra curriculum ‘Work Ready’ opportunities
  • Create a safe place, and an exciting programme of social events and opportunities to prioritise student experience

Further Information

Regulations and Policies 

  • Academic Review and Appeals (Part B of the University General Regulations)
  • Assessment regulations for all taught and research courses
  • Cancelled Classes Policy
  • Student Complaints Procedure (Part E of the University General Regulations)
  • Extenuating Circumstances (Part P of the University General Regulations)
  • IT Acceptable Use Policy
  • Library Regulations (Part I of the University General Regulations)
  • Personal Tutor Policy
  • Student Created Intellectual Property Policy
  • Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedure (Part C of the University General Regulations)
  • Student Engagement and Participation Policy

All are available via or

Students’ Union

Information on all aspects of representation, participation and support is available at or telephone: +44 (0) 1522 886006

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

Guidance and Information

Student Support Centre and Student Wellbeing Centre or telephone: +44 (0) 1522 837080.