Support at Lincoln

Here to Support You Every Step of the Way

Studying at university can present academic and personal challenges, but it's important to know that you're not alone and that we're here to support you through every step of your journey with us.

At Lincoln, we offer a host of support services that span a wide range of areas from mental health and expert advice in money matters, to guidance in academic writing and preparing for your first graduate job interview. Our Student Support Centre brings many of these services together, providing a central point of contact that can link you with the appropriate team. We also have dedicated multi-faith chaplaincy to support you throughout your time with us.

If you have any questions about the support we offer or have any specific needs you would like to discuss with us before you apply to Lincoln, why not speak to our friendly team at an Open Day or one of our on-campus events.

We're ranked in the top 30 out of 130 UK universities in the National Student Survey 2024 for our amazing academic, mental health, and wellbeing support

Specialist support from our professional Student Wellbeing and Advice Service teams

On-campus University Health Service providing convenient GP access

Dedicated Residence Life Team support in our University-managed accommodation

Experienced Wellbeing Advisors

We understand that as a student there can often be many different priorities to juggle such as your academic work, social life, independent study, part-time work, and more. It is incredibly important that you are looking after your health and wellbeing in the process.

Our experienced advisors are on-hand to support you with mental health, disabilities, specific learning differences, long-standing conditions, distressing life events, and much more. They can also help to make sure that reasonable adjustments are made to your studies if required.

On-campus Health Service

We know that it's not possible for everyone to travel home to access healthcare, which is why we have an on-campus University Health Service providing convenient GP access and other health support to our students and staff.

The Health Service is located at the heart of our Brayford Pool Campus, meaning you are never far from getting the help you need. You can register with the University Health Service as soon as you have enrolled at the University.

University Mental Health Charter

The University is committed to providing a high level of mental health support and was one of the first universities to join the Student Minds University Mental Health Charter Programme.

Julie Spencer

Julie Spencer MBE

Head of Student Wellbeing

Julie Spencer, Head of Wellbeing at the University of Lincoln, was named in the New Years’ Honours list 2024 for her services to education. She was awarded an MBE for being a constant champion of students and for her support of their physical and mental wellbeing.

I am incredibly passionate about my career and I feel it’s essential our students receive the best possible support. Our team at Student Wellbeing always goes above and beyond, showing amazing levels of compassion.

Living at University

Most of our students have never lived away from home before. With this new experience at university comes new challenges, but our expert advice teams at Lincoln are here to make sure that you get the support and advice you need throughout your studies.

The Student Advice Team is an independent service located within the Student Support and Advice Centre. They offer a free confidential and impartial legal service to all students at the University of Lincoln. Advice covers a wide range of areas including finances, housing, employment, university issues such as interruption and extenuating circumstances, and much more.

In addition to the support available within the University, the Students' Union offers their own independent advice service.

Support for International Students

Studying in another country can be challenging, from communicating in a new language and adapting to different ways of learning, to making new friends and socialising. We have lots of support available to our overseas students to help them settle-in.

International Hub
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Preparing for Your Career

Our Careers and Employability Team is here to support you throughout your time with us and beyond. They are on hand to offer individual support and advice, answering your queries and helping you to develop practical employment skills, such as building your CV and preparing for interviews. They can support you in the search for placements and work experience, part-time jobs, and full-time employment after graduating.

A variety of employability advice and support workshops are delivered during the academic year, along with a range of events such as the annual University of Lincoln Careers Fair and employer sessions, which give students the opportunity to engage with top graduate recruiters from across many industry areas.

Student Enterprise

Do you aspire to become an entrepreneur or undertake freelance projects? The Student Enterprise Team at the University of Lincoln offers a wide range of support to students and graduates, including workshops, mentoring, and funding for those thinking of becoming a freelancer or starting their own business.

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Keeping You Safe

Everybody deserves to feel safe, and our 24/7 Security Team are here to help if you should need them. We also have a dedicated campus Police Liaison Officer who can offer advice around any issues you may have involving crime and safety.

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