The Education Liaison team at the University of Lincoln understands that whether a student has enrolled directly from school/college, or taken time out from education, the transition to University life is an important process to prepare for and will be different for everyone. Members of the team are able to talk to students about the differences between previous study and higher education, including the expectations, independent study, time management, and more.
The team can also discuss the different opportunities that are available while studying, including work placements, studying abroad, and professional practice, and we urge students to develop a clearer understanding of the different opportunities available dependant on their course choices.
The Transitional team at the University of Lincoln is based within the Student Wellbeing Centre and offer support to schools and colleges in a variety of ways.
The team delivers sessions based on the transition from further education to higher education and beyond, with a particular focus on resilience and building strategies for the future. These sessions are aimed at years 12 and 13 and cover topics such as being independent, self-care (and the impact on mental health), as well as living with others and respecting differences.
On request, the team can also deliver bespoke sessions on topics that meet the specific needs of your students. We are aware that not all students will be choosing the university route and the team can tailor sessions to cover all aspects that they may need to consider during the next stage in their lives. The sessions can be arranged in assembly or workshop style (dependant on numbers).
As the Transitional team is part of the Student Wellbeing team at the University of Lincoln, they are also available to speak to students individually (this can also be with parents, guardians, or teachers) if they have particularly complex needs and are anxious about their transition into university life. The team is also happy to speak with students who may be applying to different universities but who have similar concerns.