A Supportive Community

When you arrive at the University of Lincoln, you join a friendly and welcoming, close-knit academic community of staff and students, and have access to a range of support services throughout your time here.

Academic Support

Personal tutors provide bespoke academic guidance and support for all students. They also provide signposting for pastoral care by Student Services and bespoke careers guidance which is supported through the work of the University Careers and Employability Team.

Academic support is also available from staff in the University’s Great Central Warehouse Library. This includes drop-in sessions and appointments with the academic writing support team and help with mathematical and statistical queries. Our team of Academic Subject Librarians can help you to navigate the Library’s extensive resources.


At Lincoln, we care about our students. Their success and wellbeing are extremely important. Students join a close-knit community at Lincoln, founded on mutual respect. Staff work together to provide a stimulating and supportive environment that encourages them to grow and gain confidence.

Judith Carey, Director of Student Affairs

Student Support Centre

In addition to academic support from your tutor, the Student Services Team offers a range of support services to help make your time at the University of Lincoln as successful and enjoyable as possible.

Located on the ground floor of the University’s Minerva Building, the Student Support Centre is a one-stop shop where students can access all of our services and locate other academic and professional support across the University. Our dedicated and professional team is available to help with enquiries about University systems and procedures, funding, fees and payments, housing, personal support and general advice and information. The team can also make referrals to specialist staff if necessary.

Their services are for all UK and overseas students. In addition, our dedicated International Team offer a wealth of tailored support and guidance for you as an overseas applicant prior to, and during, your application to the University of Lincoln. Alongside providing advice on study options, our specialist support staff across the University can offer guidance on areas including visas, funding, accommodation and adapting to life in your new home.

The following support teams are here to help you.

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The Advice Service is a free, confidential and impartial service available to all students and prospective students of the University on funding, fees and payments, housing and personal issues as well as immigration and visa advice.

Our Advisers are members of professional bodies such as IMA (Institute of Money Advisors), NASMA (National Association of Student Money Advisers), UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) and Advice UK and adhere to their professional codes of conduct and standards.

The Student Funding Team is here to provide students with a friendly and responsive service on all aspects of student funding, including student loans, grants, bursaries, US/Canadian loans, funding for student parents, NHS funding, compelling personal reasons, hardship funds, and more.

The Student Funding Team also provides advice, guidance and information to prospective students and their families on all areas of students funding, by telephone, email and at open days.

At Lincoln, we understand that many of our students are living away from home for the first time and this can be daunting.

Located in the Student Wellbeing Centre on the Brayford Pool Campus, the Student Wellbeing Team offer support and advice with any issues or challenges you may face during your studies. The Student Wellbeing Team consists of a team of professional staff including Student Wellbeing Advisors, Mental Health Advisors and Counsellors who can provide advice and guidance in relation to disability, medical conditions, learning differences and mental health. Our experienced advisers are able to provide you with guidance and support on how to make the most of your time at university.

For UK students in receipt of a Disabled Student’s Allowance (DSA), the University of Lincoln Assessment Centre (ULAC) can provide a needs assessment to identify any support you may require in your studies.

For more information or an appointment, contact +44 (0) 1522 886400 or email studentwellbeing@lincoln.ac.uk

Prospective Student's FAQ

Regardless of your beliefs, our Chaplain is here to support you in spiritual matters. The service provides a multicultural and supportive environment, so whoever you are and wherever you are from, you will always be welcome.

The Chaplain has strong connections with the local community and its communities of faith, and can advise on local places of worship, student faith societies, and how your faith interacts with your academic life. 

University of Lincoln Health Service

The University Health Service specialises in looking after students' health needs. The clinical team includes a mixture of doctors, nurses and other health professionals and offers a broad range of specialisms. Students are strongly encouraged to register with the University of Lincoln Health Service or an alternative local surgery as soon as you have enrolled.

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Students' Union support

Lincoln Students’ Union provides a wide range of services such as advice, representation, opportunities, activities, employability information and entertainment.

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Equality and Diversity at Lincoln

The University of Lincoln is committed to providing an inclusive and positive environment and to supporting the diversity of all our students and staff.

Promoting equality and embracing diversity is not just a legislative requirement for the University but is part of our values and mission.

Our Respect campaign embodies this - Respect Charter - PDF

For more information on equality and diversity at the University, please call +44 (0)1522 837355.

Making Friends at Uni!

Contact the Student Support Centre

The Student Support Centre is located on the ground floor of the Minerva Building.

Opening times:

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8.30am to 5pm

Wednesdays: 9.30am to 5pm

Fridays: 8.30am to 4.30pm

Telephone: +44 (0) 1522 837080

Email: studentsupport@lincoln.ac.uk

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