Postgraduate Research Students - New

Your Step by Step Guide to Enrolment

You are required to complete two simple steps before you arrive at University to formally enrol:

  • 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.

You need to check and amend the details we currently hold on our system for you. You must then read the Privacy Notice, confirm you have done this and submit your details as directed.

Once you have done this, you will receive email confirmation.

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.

Uploading Your Photo

Please follow the steps in the Getting Started leaflet enclosed in your enrolment pack.

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

Once you have done this, you will receive email confirmation.

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 studies 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.

The Fees and Funding Guidance 2017 (PDF) has been designed to answer any questions you may have regarding your tuition fees and how 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.

Microsoft Office 365

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.

Guidance on how to do this can be found in this flyer Get Connected - Free Office 365 (PDF)




The information you provided when updating your personal details, will be processed by the University of Lincoln in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998) for purpose(s) related to your studies and other services. 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. Find a full copy of the student Privacy Notice on the right hand side of this page. 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