New Postgraduate Research Students


Your Step by Step Guide to Enrolment 

You are required to complete two simple steps before you arrive, using Blackboard, the University's student portal (before 13 September 2018):

  • Check and amend your Personal Details
  • Upload a photo for your ID card.

Step 1 - Getting Started and Your Personal Details

All new students accessing Blackboard for the first time need to change their default password to one of their choice. Information on how to do this can be found in the Getting Started leaflet in your Enrolment Pack.

Updating Your Personal Details

Once you have accessed Blackboard, you need to click on the ‘Personal Details’ section on your Blackboard homepage.

Step 2 - Photo ID

You are required to upload a photo so that we can produce your ID card in advance, ready for you to collect after your Introduction Talk.

Uploading Your Photo

Please follow the steps in the Getting Started leaflet enclosed in your enrolment pack. Once you have done this, you will receive email confirmation.

Important: Your photograph must be a passport style headshot photo only.

Getting Started Leaflet

After completing Steps One and Two above, 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 enrolment letter gives you this information.

Your password is the same one you used to access your Blackboard homepage when you checked your personal details.

When you arrive to formally enrol

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.

Important Documents to bring with you to University, to speed up the enrolment process:

  • 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.
  • Your offer letter

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 visit

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.

Fees and Funding

This guide has been designed to answer any questions you may have regarding your tuition fees and ways to pay. It also provides information on what you can expect to pay at the University and the financial assistance that may be available to you.

Guide to Fees and Funding

Student Charter

The Student Charter is produced in partnership with the University & the Student Union. The Student Charter provides details of the clear rights and responsibilities of staff and students.

International Arrival Guide

Help and guidance for students arriving from overseas.


Local maps and parking information

Multi-faith Chaplaincy

The University has a Multi-Faith Chaplaincy service, which offers pastoral care, a confidential listening ear and spiritual support to anyone in our University community. Based at Witham House on the main Brayford Pool Campus, the Chaplaincy provides a place for worship, prayer, interfaith library, hospitality and social events. There is a Chaplaincy Co-Ordinator and team of Volunteer Chaplains/Faith Advisers, all of whom are available for advice.

Chaplains/Faith Advisors are available during the Welcome Week in the Minerva Building (Atrium). Please pop in to say hello at the Chaplaincy Information stand. Please check our website for events during the welcome week as we have the following events planned:

  • Chaplaincy information stand
  • Quiz (to win a £20 voucher)
  • Tour of the chaplaincy and places of worship
  • Thursday Student Network Lunch
  • Church and Search

For more information about the chaplaincy

Doctoral School

The Doctoral School fosters the development of postgraduate activity and champions the interests of postgraduate students throughout the University.

Health Checklist (PDF)

Here is a checklist of things that you may need to remember when you start at the University of Lincoln.

Carers FIRST Booklet (PDF)

Do you have caring responsibilities for a relative or friend?

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 at

Student Support

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

Tel: 01522 837080