Parents, Guardians, and Carers

At Lincoln, we're here to support you as you support your young person in their transition to university. From choosing a course and submitting an application, to applying for accommodation and organising student finance, there are many things to consider and you may have lots of questions. To make things as simple as possible, we've brought together lots of useful information to help you navigate the process.

Going to university not only offers the chance to develop important subject knowledge and skills, opening up a wealth of potential career opportunities, it is also a chance to meet different people and enjoy new experiences. Whatever path your young person chooses to take at university, it's important to know that we are there to support them at every step of their journey.

To help keep you up to date with everything you need to know, register your details with us and we'll be in touch with regular updates and helpful information. You can also contact us directly with any questions you may have.

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Applying to University

We understand that there may be lots to think about when starting the application journey. Our helpful how to apply pages bring everything you need to know about the process together, from identifying the right course and checking entry requirements, to submitting an application and key dates.

Once your young person has applied to us, they will receive regular communications from us to help them keep on track with their journey to university. You can explore our dedicated applicants and offer holders pages, where you’ll find helpful information designed to take you right through from when they've submitted their application to enrolling at the University.


Open Days and Visits

Before you apply, it's really important to visit a university to get a real feel for what it might be like to study there. Our Open Days offer the opportunity to explore our range of undergraduate programmes by chatting with our course tutors and current students, tour our facilities and learning spaces, and view our modern, purpose-built accommodation.

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Fees and Funding

At Lincoln, we believe that your financial background should never be a barrier to higher education. In addition to a wide range of loans, allowances, and scholarships and bursaries, our great location, affordable accommodation options, and our city's competitive prices make Lincoln a great place to study. Lincoln has been ranked as the 3rd most affordable university city in the UK in the NatWest Student Living Index 2023.

Most students cover the cost of their course by applying for a Tuition Fee Loan, which is paid directly to the University. Students can also apply for a means-tested Maintenance Loan to help with living costs. You can find out more about fees and funding options on our fees and funding pages, including additional support such as our Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA).

Support Services

We know that transitioning into university study can be a big change, but it's important to know that your young person is not alone and that we're here to support them through every step of their journey with us. If you have any questions about the support we offer or have any specific needs you would like to discuss with us, why not speak to our friendly team at an Open Day or one of our on-campus events.

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We know that most of our students are moving away from home for the first time, which is why we offer plenty of support to help ease the transition to living at university. We have a variety of options to suit different budgets, and all of our accommodation is either on campus or a short distance away, which means that almost everything they could need is right on their doorstep.

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Careers and Employability

We understand that going to university is a significant investment, which is why preparing our students for their future career in the global graduate jobs market shapes our student experience from the day they enrol. Alongside our expert teaching staff, we have a dedicated, award-winning Careers and Employability Team to support our students throughout their time at Lincoln and beyond. Lincoln graduates have gone on to secure jobs at major companies and organisations around the world, including the BBC, Rolls-Royce, Siemens, Boots, GSK, Lloyds Bank, and Rockstar Games.

Each year, many of our students also go abroad to study, work, or volunteer. An international experience can boost a student's academic and personal development and help them gain a whole range of new skills, from problem solving to learning a new language. Students who go abroad can improve their confidence, grow their independence, and potentially increase their employment prospects.

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Connect on Social Media

You can connect with others going though the same experience on our social media platforms. Our Facebook Parents' and Guardians' Group offers a positive and welcoming group that aims to share advice, information, and support.

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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool Campus

01522 886644