What You Need to Know

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Making an Informed Decision

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need.

Teaching and Learning During COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated some adaptations to ensure a safe learning experience for all students and staff.

From autumn 2020 we plan to deliver an on-campus experience with appropriate social distancing. It is our intention that teaching will be delivered through a mixture of face-to-face and online sessions.

Wherever possible, we have adapted and refined practical and hands-on sessions to allow these to take place face-to-face, with smaller class sizes where academic staff engage with each student as an individual, working with them to enhance their strengths. Students get to know each other better and appropriate social distancing measures can be maintained.

All the learning outcomes of the course will be delivered through this approach. As and when restrictions start to lift, we aim to deliver an increasing amount of face-to-face teaching.

Our aim will be that online delivery is engaging and that students have the opportunity to interact with their tutors and be part of a learning community with fellow students through a range of different digital tools, including our dedicated online managed learning environment. This will help prepare students for a 21st Century workplace, with seamless blending of digital and face-to-face interactions.

We will be clear with students at the start of teaching about the specific approach to teaching for their programme. 

  • Lectures involving large groups will be delivered online using interactive software in a range of different formats to ensure an engaging experience.
  • At Lincoln we aim to make every contact count and seminars and small group sessions will be managed to maximise face-to-face contact.
  • Practicals, workshops, studio sessions and performance-based sessions are being planned to be delivered face-to-face in a socially distanced way with appropriate PPE.
  • It is currently hard to predict the availability of trips, placements and other external experiences, but in all cases we are working hard to try and offer these where possible and within the framework of government guidelines at the time.
  • Personal tutoring is key to our delivery as this provides students with a dedicated tutor to support them throughout their time here at the University of Lincoln.
  • Safety and adherence to government guidelines is our first concern as we support students to engage in all aspects of their study here at Lincoln.

 

Modules

The modules listed on our website course pages may include current modules and modules that are intended to run and are subject to change. In addition to the core modules all students on the course must study, there may be a range of optional modules which enable you to tailor your degree to your interests.

The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and may be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Validation/Revalidation

We want to ensure that the programmes we offer are relevant and reflect changes in subject areas and developments in industry. To do this, we may introduce new courses or update existing ones. The process of approving the new or updated content is known as ‘validation’ or ‘revalidation’. You may see “Subject to Validation” or "Subject to Revalidation" on some course pages on our website. Please see the indivdual course pages to find out the current validation status of a course.

Contact Hours

Contact hours vary by course and can take many forms, including lectures, seminars, and workshops. A full-time undergraduate student should expect to undertake a minimum of 37 hours of study each week during term-time, supplementing contact hours with independent study. This is an important aspect of university-level education. As a general rule, you will be expected to spend two to three hours working independently for every hour in class.

Methods of Assessment

The way in which you will be assessed will depend on your chosen course. It may include coursework, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work, or presentations. A full breakdown of current assessment methods can be found on the individual course pages of this website. The University of Lincoln’s policy is to ensure that staff return assessments to students promptly.

Staffing

During your studies you may be taught by a range of academics, including lecturers, demonstrators, technicians, senior lecturers, professors, practitioners, and visiting experts. You may also be supported in your learning by other students.

Additional Costs

Depending on your course, there may be additional costs for purchasing specific clothing, materials, or equipment, undertaking fieldwork or field trips, or gaining experience through work placements. Where trips are part of an assessed core module, the cost of travel and accommodation is usually included in your fee and will be covered by the University. Where these are optional, you will normally be required to pay your own transport, accommodation, and general living costs. This also applies to placements in the UK or overseas, and studying abroad. 

With regards to textbooks, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and you will find that our extensive library holds either physical or virtual versions of core texts that you may be required to read. However, you may prefer to purchase some of these for yourself and you will be responsible for this cost.

Erasmus+

Many of our students take the option to study abroad during their degree. The University of Lincoln is committed to continued participation in the Erasmus+ programme, however, participation in future years is dependent on the nature of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. More information can be found at www.erasmusplus.org.uk/brexit-update.

Student as Producer

Student as Producer is a model of teaching and learning that encourages academics and undergraduate students to collaborate on research activities. It is a programme committed to learning through doing.

The Student as Producer initiative was commended by the QAA in our 2012 review and is one of the teaching and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.

Contact Us

If you have an questions about your course or studying at Lincoln, please contact our Enquiries team.

Enquiries

T: +44 (0)1522 886644 

E: enquiries@lincoln.ac.uk