New Postgraduate Research Students

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.

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.

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.

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 our 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 so that we can produce your ID card in advance, ready for you to collect after your introduction talk.

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.

What to Bring with You to Enrolment

In your offer letter you will have received information about your induction. As part of your induction you will need to attend the Student Support Centre to complete the enrolment process and formally enrol.

You will need to bring the following items with you to ensure a speedy enrolment:

• Your offer letter
• 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.

Calculating Your Tuition Fees

As a research student, you can enrol on your programme of study either on a part-time or full-time basis. For the commencing year of the programme, you may enrol at any point during the academic year and the full set fee is payable. You will then be required to enrol on the anniversary of your first enrolment. The relevant set full-time or part-time fee is payable by all continuing students on re-enrolment. 

Fees will vary depending upon the programme of study and your student status. To check the fees, please the relevant programme page.

If you are an overseas student studying on a part time basis, please ensure that you meet your visa requirements. For information about your fees, please refer to your offer letter.

Changes to the Interruption of Study Fees

A student’s anniversary of enrolment will be re-calculated according to the length of the period of interruption. Tuition fee liability in the interruption year will be calculated at 100% of the full tuition fee rate for that year of enrolment. Students interrupting shall not be liable for tuition fees until their re-calculated anniversary of enrolment.

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