Get Ready for Freshers

If you thought university wouldn’t be as fun this year, think again! We can’t wait to welcome our students this October and, to ensure they get the amazing experience Lincoln has become known for, we’ve partnered with the Students’ Union to release a programme of truly spectacular live events. They’ll be enjoying an outdoor beach party, escape rooms, and live comedy from Russell Kane.

The exciting schedule of events will continue throughout the first term as we aim to bring outdoor cinema screenings, mini-golf, and go karting to campus, as well as special themed events around Halloween and Bonfire Night. The University has great outdoor spaces, and students will be able to access the University’s beautiful parkland campus at Riseholme for woodland walks, bike rides, and to enjoy the spectacular views. Other relaxing activities including yoga, mindfulness sessions, outdoor sports, and a book club will also be available.

Of course, student safety is our top priority so we’ll be adhering to social distancing guidelines and will adapt accordingly if regulations change. Many of our events will be making the most of our fantastic open-air spaces, with street food markets, outdoor catering facilities, and the introduction of two tepees bringing a festival feel to campus.

Tickets on sale from midday on 16 September. Find out more at:

All event details correct as at 16 September 2020, however these are subject to change.


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Find out About Your First Week

Online Orientation Week takes place between Monday 5 and Friday 9 October 2020 and is all about preparing for your studies and life at the University of Lincoln, getting to know your Students’ Union, and meeting other students.

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Information for New Students

We are delighted that you have chosen to study at the University of Lincoln. These pages contain practical advice and tips, as well as information about the many support services available to you.

Undergraduate Students

Postgraduate Students

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Friends for Life

Our students become part of our community before they even enrol, and can start making friends before they arrive in Lincoln with our Friends for Life initiative. By signing up and selecting their interests, they can connect with like-minded applicants waiting to join us.

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Enrolment is the process through which you officially join the University. All students, new and continuing, must enrol at the beginning of each year of study. We will send you the details well in advance of October so that you can complete your enrolment quickly and safely.

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Students' Union Activites

We know that as well as learning, university life is about meeting new people, making friends, and having fun. We are working with our Students’ Union to ensure the Lincoln experience remains fun, fulfilling, and safe when students come back to campus, including a mix of physical and virtual events.

This includes online evening events for students who might be looking to meet new people, guided tours of the campus and the city of Lincoln, and virtual sports and societies taster sessions throughout the first few weeks, which will give students a chance to meet new people and find a new hobby.

You can also look forward to exploring a Virtual Freshers Fayre and discovering local shops and companies, and exclusive student freebies, discounts, and offers.

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Accommodation Activities

In our university-managed accommodation, our Residential Wardens will be working hard to develop a sense of community and supporting an engaging university experience through a range of exciting social activites.

These activities are designed to connect students within their apartments and buildings, and establish a sense of belonging, community, and support. These may include a range of 'Warden Challenges' such as photo competitions and social media-based activities, as well as online quizzes and games.

We also aim provide students from across our accommodation with opportunities to interact with others outside of their immediate blocks and form connections and support networks across our one community.

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Choose Lincoln this autumn and receive one of our fantastic eco-sweatshirts. Made from recycled plastic bottles and waste cotton, the free sweatshirts will be delivered to all home students who have accepted a place to study at Lincoln from this October.

The sweatshirts are sent in recyclable boxes with a student sustainability guide with advice on how students can be more environmentally friendly during their studies. The University joined organisations across the world in declaring a climate emergency last year and since then we’ve introduced several green initiatives including phasing out plastic straws and bags, installing water coolers, and reducing energy consumption.

There are still places available to study at Lincoln this October. With inspirational teaching, specialist facilities, and great industry links you can be confident that you are joining a university that places the quality of the student experience at the heart of everything it does.

One Community, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

At the University of Lincoln we are One Community, with staff and students working together to create an environment in which people flourish based on their abilities, not their backgrounds.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions about studying at Lincoln this Autumn, our friendly enquiries team can help.

Tel: +44(0)1522 886644