You are required to complete two simple steps before you arrive, using Blackboard, the University's student portal:
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.
Choose Your Modules
If your course has optional modules, you can choose the ones you will study from a list on Blackboard during Step 1 of the enrolment process. If you do not have this information now, please contact your School Administrator to select your modules. You will need to confirm the modules you are studying from September for the academic year. We would ask that you do this before you come to enrol.
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.
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.
You will have received the following documentation by post:
Getting Started Leaflet
Provides details on how to log onto your Blackboard account for the first time, and how to upload your photo.
Students' Union Membership Information
Please ensure that you read the University General Regulations and also the Regulations that are relevant to your programme of study.
You can install Microsoft Office for FREE for use on up to five devices (PC, Mac, iOS, Android & Windows Phone), for the period of your study.
The Students' Union is here to support, represent and empower you while you study at the University, providing events, opportunities, and advice.
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.
Help and guidance for students arriving from overseas.
Local maps and parking information
For information relating to Postgraduate loans for this academic year, please see the attached leaflet. These loans are available for both full-time and part-time Masters’ students; eligibility criteria applies.
A welcome letter to our Postgraduate Taught students.
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:
For more information about the chaplaincy http://chaplaincy.lincoln.ac.uk/events/welcome-week/
The Doctoral School fosters the development of postgraduate activity and champions the interests of postgraduate students throughout the University.
Here is a checklist of things that you may need to remember when you start at the University of Lincoln.
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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 www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/abouttheuniversity/governance/regulationspolicies/