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Getting Started and Enrolment

Congratulations on securing your place to study with us at the University of Lincoln. This page aims to provide all of the key information that you will need to formally enrol.

Your Enrolment: As the majority of University services have temporarily moved online, you will not need to access the campus to complete your enrolment. Please complete Step 1 and 2 below on Blackboard. You should then email a form of photo ID to Please include your name, date of birth and the course you are studying.  We will then check this against the photo you submitted on Blackboard and complete your enrolment. If we cannot complete your enrolment for any reason, we will contact you directly to discuss this.  We appreciate your co-operation in these unprecedented times.

Before You Arrive

Before you arrive, there are a few important tasks for you to complete to help ensure your first week goes as smoothly as possible, leaving you more time to concentrate on settling in, making new friends, and getting to know your course.

Step 1

First of all, you will need to log on to ‘Blackboard’. Blackboard is our Virtual Learning Environment and you will use this throughout your time as a student at the University of Lincoln. Follow the instructions in the Getting Started Guide to check and update your personal details.

Step 2

You are also required to upload a photo to the Getting Started section of Blackboard before you arrive so that we can produce your ID card in advance, ready for you to collect after your Introduction Talk. This means that we can make sure that your Student ID card is ready for collection when you formally complete your enrolment when you arrive on campus.

After completing these steps 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 password will be the same one you have used to access your Blackboard homepage when you checked your personal details.


Please ensure that you have paid 50% of your fees BEFORE enrolment. For details on how to pay please visit the How to Pay pages.

What to Bring with You to Enrolment

It is important that you bring the following documents with you to enrol:

  • Passport (this must show your entitlement to study with a licensed sponsor in the United Kingdom)
  • Your United Kingdom Biometric Residence Permit (if applicable)
  • Evidence of any tuition payments you have made
  • Evidence of any University scholarships which you have been awarded.
  • Boarding pass from your flight to the UK
  • Original copies of documents listed on your CAS

Completing Enrolment

Enrolment is the formal process through which you officially join the University. When you enrol, you confirm your agreement to become a student at Lincoln, to abide by University regulations and to become liable for fee payments, as well as agree to having your personal details checked. All students must enrol at the beginning of each year of study.

After you enrol, you will be given your student ID card, which grants you access to University facilities, such as the Library.

To formally enrol, visit the Student Support Centre, ground floor, Minerva Building. It is very important that you enrol as soon as you can. The University must comply with the Home Office and report your Visa if you fail to enrol and attend your classes which could lead to the cancellation of your visa. If you are unexpectedly delayed, you should email the Tier 4 Compliance Team at as soon as possible.

Useful Information

Extra Information

The information you provided when updating your personal details, will be processed by the University of Lincoln for purpose(s) related to your studies and other services in accordance with relevant Data Protection legislation including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 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. If you consent, your data will be shared with the University of Lincoln Students’ Union. Find a full copy of the student Privacy Notice on the link 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 here.

Student Support

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

Tel: +44(0)1522 837080