New Postgraduate Taught Students (Full-time)

Your Step by Step Guide to Enrolment

Tuesday 19 - Friday 22 September 2017, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Before you arrive you are required to complete two simple steps using Blackboard, the University's student portal (before 14 September 2017):

  • Check and amend your Personal Details on Blackboard
  • Upload a photo for your ID card.

Step 1 – Getting Started

If accessing Blackboard for the first time you will need to change the default password to one of your choice. Information on how to do this can be found in the Getting Started leaflet in your Enrolment Pack.

If you have previously studied at the University of Lincoln then you will need to use your existing password.

Updating Your Personal Details

You need to check and amend the details we currently hold 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.

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.

School Administrator Contact List


Step 2 - Photo ID

New students are required to upload a photo so that we can have your student ID card ready for you to collect after enrolment from the Special Services room — found in the Minerva Building (Main Administration Building) on the first floor.

Uploading Your Photo

To upload your photo, follow the steps in the Getting Started leaflet enclosed in your enrolment pack.

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

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

You will not be formally enrolled until you have completed and submitted your personal details, including payment information and visited the Special Services room to collect the ID card.

Getting Started on Blackboard

After completing the two steps above, you will be able to access the Getting Started general and programme-specific resources.

The programme-specific resources are found in the Getting Started School Site. Your enrolment letter gives you this information. Your password is the same as the one you used to access your Blackboard homepage.

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)

About your Enrolment Pack

You should have received the following documentation by post from August:

Enrolment Ticket
You need to bring this ticket with you to enrol in the Special Services Room, this can be found in the Minerva Building on the first floor from Tuesday 19 September - Friday 22 September between 10am-4pm daily.

Getting Started Leaflet
Provides details on how to log onto your Blackboard account for the first time, and how to upload your photo.

Postgraduate Handbook
A guide to your first week, and beyond.

Funding Flyer

Documents to bring to Enrolment:

  • 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.
  • Enrolment Ticket.

Important: If you are eligible for a postgraduate loan and are unable to enrol by 22 September 2017, you will need to enrol in the Student Support Centre in the Minerva Building.  Please note that your maintenance loan will be paid by the Student Loans Company five days after we have confirmed that you have enrolled, so delaying this will delay your maintenance loan payment to you.

Fees and Funding

This guide has been designed to answer any questions you may have regarding your tuition fees and ways 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.

Fees and Funding Guidance 2017 (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