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Information for New International Students

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the University of Lincoln. Your experience as an international student is very important to us and we are constantly monitoring the current situation surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and taking all necessary steps to support you and your safety.

Our virtual international arrivals lounge has been created to give you lots of information on what to expect when you arrive in the UK and how we can support you while you are here.

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How Our Airport Pick-up Service Works and What Happens When You Arrive in Lincoln

When you have accepted your unconditional offer, you will receive an email to confirm your place at the University of Lincoln. You will receive an email from the Student Support Centre. This will include information about how to request your pick-up from the airport. You can also find details, and a link to the International Student Arrival form, on our Travelling to Lincoln page.

Once you have completed and submitted your International Student Arrival form, a member of the Student Support Centre will contact you to confirm the details of your pick-up and will help with any queries you may have regarding your journey to Lincoln.  

When you land at the Airport, have collected your luggage and been through Customs, make your way to the meeting point. Details of this will be sent to you in your airport pick-up confirmation email.

  • If you are staying in University managed Accommodation, when you arrive in Lincoln you will be taken to the Accommodation Office to collect your keys. During the evening you will receive a phone call from our Residential Wardens to welcome you to Lincoln
  • If you are staying in privately managed Accommodation, you will be taken to your accommodation. Details of this will be included in your pick-up confirmation email. Please make sure that you have arranged with your landlord to collect your keys. During the evening you will receive a phone call from our Residential Wardens to welcome you to Lincoln

If you are required to self-isolate will be supported by our Residential Wardens and the Students’ Union throughout the self-isolation period. When the period of self-isolation is over, you will be invited to events which will help you meet other students and learn more about the City.

If you are not required to self-isolate, there will be events for you to get involved in, and you will be supported by our Residential Wardens and the Students’ Union.

Guides for EU and International Students Arriving in the UK

In order to embed a shared understanding of individual responsibilities to ensure the University of Lincoln is a safe and secure environment, we have created the guidelines below to help students be aware of their responsibilities when they enter the UK.

The two sections relate to whether you are living in University of Lincoln or private accommodation.

Information includes what you need to do before you arrive in the UK, travelling to your accommodation, what happens when you arrive at your accommodation, what to do if you develop coronavirus symptoms, and advice about banking, mobile phones, faith services and how to access visa and immigration information.

Self-isolation guide for University of Lincoln EU and International students arriving in the UK and living in the University of Lincoln Accommodation

Welcome to the UK and the University of Lincoln.

In order to embed a shared understanding of individual responsibilities to ensure the University of Lincoln is a safe and secure environment, we have created these guidelines to help students be aware of their responsibilities and how they will be supported during any periods of self-isolation.

The UK government has set out guidelines for all people who arrive to the UK in order to minimise the spread of Coronavirus.  This means that many people will be expected to take a coronavirus test and receive a negative result within 72 hours of arrival in the UK and also self-isolate for 10 days when they enter the UK.  From the 15th February 2021, if you have arrived in the UK from a country considered to be ‘high-risk’, this 10-day isolation period must be in a UK government-approved facility. Details regarding this will be issued by the Government shortly.  Self-isolation means that you must stay indoors in order to ensure you are free from the virus and to help ensure the communities in which you live and study are safe for everyone.

This guide is to help you understand the current guidelines regarding self-isolation and what you need to do prior to arriving in the UK and during your 10 days of self-isolation. For more information on self-isolation please visit https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control/self-isolating-when-you-arrive

 What you need to do before you arrive in the UK:

  • You should review the latest UK government advice relating to any countries that you travel through on your way to the UK
  • You will need to book your accommodation, including the Government-approved facility for your self-isolation period if required
  • You must receive a negative coronavirus test within 3 days of your departure to the UK.  You will be asked to show your test result when you check in to travel and also when you arrive in the UK.
  • You must complete a passenger locator form (PLF)  48 hours before your departure time with details of where you are going to stay when you are self-isolating.  This should be the address of your accommodation whilst you are studying at the University or where you plan to stay whilst you are self-isolating.  If you are unsure of the address or have not secured accommodation, please contact studentsupport@lincoln.ac.uk before you begin your journey to the UK.  You must bring a copy of the PLF with you (either printed or electronic) when you travel to the UK and have it available when you reach the UK border for the Border Force Officer to check
  • You should also have a face mask and hand sanitiser in your hand luggage to use when appropriate
  • Check your health and travel insurance is appropriate as many providers are adding Covid-19 exclusions
  • Cash should be avoided. We recommend you bring an international credit or debit card in your hand luggage to use during the first two weeks as opening a UK bank account will be difficult when you are self-isolating.

Travelling to your accommodation:

  • You must travel directly to your self-isolation accommodation.
  • If your self-isolation accommodation is the Government-approved facility, you will be met at the airport and taken directly to the accommodation by a Government representative. Information about how to book this will be released by the Government shortly.  At the end of your self-isolation period in the Government-approved facility, the University will arrange to collect you and bring you to Lincoln free of charge. Please use the online booking form to arrange this
  • If you are able to self-isolate in Lincoln, the University offers a free pick-up service from UK airports to Lincoln for all eligible students who are required to self-isolate. For more information regarding the service please click here
  • If you are using the University free airport pick up service, you will be greeted at your point of entry and directed to your transport and you will be taken to Lincoln where you will be guided to your booked accommodation
  • When you are travelling to your accommodation from the airport, you must wear a face mask and social distancing measures must be followed

Once you arrive at your University of Lincoln accommodation:

  • You will be welcomed by a member of the Student Accommodation Service when you arrive at your accommodation, and the Residential Warden Team will be in contact with you to offer support
  • You should not leave your accommodation for any reason until the self-isolation period (currently 10 days) is complete or you have taken a private coronavirus test 5 days after you arrive (Test to Release)
  • Compliance with the self-isolation guidelines is a personal responsibility. Failure to comply with the requirements is an offence that can be punished with a fine, payable by you
  • If you have any queries regarding how to self-isolate, please contact studentsupport@lincoln.ac.uk
  • A self-care package will be made available to all student who are required to self-isolate. For more information about what will be included and how you will receive the self-care package please contact accommodation@lincoln.ac.uk
  • Please ensure you tell your housemates that you need to self-isolate and if they have any questions refer them to the Student Support Centre (contact details as below)

How to self-isolate:

If you are self-isolating in a Government-approved facility, they will provide you with information regarding how to self-isolate

If you are self-isolating in Lincoln, please read the following information:

  • You should avoid shared spaces, such as kitchens, bathrooms and sitting areas as much as possible. If you do use these areas make sure you are at least 2 metres away from other people as much as possible
  • Wear a face mask when you are in the same room as someone else
  • Use a different bathroom if possible, but if you share a bathroom with other people ensure you clean it with disinfectant after you use it
  • Use different towels, sponges and flannels, and do not share a bed
  • Regularly clean surfaces that you touch with disinfectant
  • Wash up your own cutlery, pans etc and use your own tea towel and sponge which you should keep in your room
  • Do not shake your dirty washing before you put it in the washing machine. If possible, wait to do your clothes washing until 3 days after your period of self-isolation
  • Put your rubbish such as tissues and disposable wiping cloths into rubbish bags that are tied shut, and then place this bag inside a second bag. You should wait 3 days before you put the bags outside for the rubbish collection
  • You should wash your hands often for 20 seconds each time using soap and water or hand sanitiser
  • Ensure you always cough or sneeze into a tissue which you should throw away and then wash your hands
  • Arrange for your food and medication to be delivered where possible
  • Ask people who are making deliveries to your accommodation to leave the items outside and to let you know they are there – they must not come into your accommodation
  • Do not use taxis or public transport
  • Use your phone and social media to keep in touch with friends and family – do not allow social visits
  • For more information regarding self-isolating please visit the NHS website You will also find more information and guidance from the UK Government here

What to do if you develop symptoms:

  • For up-to-date information regarding symptoms, self-care and how to arrange for testing, please visit the NHS website
  • Please notify the university (as below) that you are experiencing symptoms as soon as possible to enable measures to be put into place so we can continue to ensure the safety of the University community.
  • The Residential Warden team will contact you to discuss any support that is required and will sign post you to services as appropriate.

Self-isolation and managing your studies:

  • Your school will be informed of your need to self-isolate and will support you to access the online resources that are available for you, and your absences from face-to-face sessions during self-isolation will be authorised and will not impact your attendance record.
  • If you have any questions regarding your Tier 4 Visa or require immigration advice, including information regarding the collection of your BRP card and how to register at the police station please email internationaladvice@lincoln.ac.uk and a specialist adviser will contact you to offer advice and guidance

Visa and Immigration advice:

Other information:

  • It is advisable that you register with the local health authority so you can access the services of a GP should you become unwell whilst in the UK
  • Mobile phones: The University has been donated UK SIM cards. If you would like to receive one, please contact the Residential Warden Team who will arrange for one to be delivered to you
  • Banking: it is recommended that you research local banks to see which ones will accept online registration. If you require information or advice regarding bank accounts, please contact the Student Support Centre
  • All faiths and none: unfortunately, there are no faith-based exemptions to self-isolation. However, you can contact the University Chaplaincy Service by emailing chaplaincy@lincoln.ac.uk and a member of the team will be in touch to help.


Student Support Centre can be contacted either via email: studentsupport@lincoln.ac.uk or by phone: 01522 837080.  For more information regarding the support services that are available, please visit the Student Service website

 

Self-isolation guide for University of Lincoln EU and International students arriving in the UK and living in Private Accommodation

Welcome to the UK and the University of Lincoln.

In order to embed a shared understanding of individual responsibilities to ensure the University of Lincoln is a safe and secure environment, we have created these guidelines to help students be aware of their responsibilities and how they will be supported during any periods of self-isolation.

The UK government has set out guidelines for all people who arrive to the UK in order to minimise the spread of Coronavirus.  This means that many people will be expected to take a coronavirus test and receive a negative result within 72 hours of arrival in the UK and also self-isolate for 10 days when they enter the UK. From the 15th February 2021, if you have arrived in the UK from a country considered to be ‘High risk’, this 10-day self-isolation period must be in a UK Government –approved facility.  Details regarding this will be issued by the Government shortly.   Self-isolation means that you must stay indoors in order to ensure you are free from the virus and to help ensure the communities in which you live and study are safe for everyone.

This guide is to help you understand the current guidelines regarding self-isolation and what you need to do prior to arriving in the UK and during your 10 days of self-isolation. For more information on self-isolation please visit https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control/self-isolating-when-you-arrive

 What you need to do before you arrive in the UK:

  • You should review the latest UK government advice relating to any countries that you travel through on your way to the UK
  • You will need to book your accommodation, including the Government-approved facility for your self-isolation period if required
  • You must receive a negative coronavirus test within 3 days of your departure to the UK.  You will be asked to show your test result when you check in to travel and also when you arrive in the UK.
  • You must complete a passenger locator form (PLF) 48 hours before your departure time with details of where you are going to stay when you are self-isolating.  This should be the address of your accommodation whilst you are studying at the University or where you plan to stay whilst you are self-isolating.  If you are unsure of the address or have not secured accommodation, please contact studentsupport@lincoln.ac.uk before you begin your journey to the UK.  You must bring a copy of the PLF with you (either printed or electronic) when you travel to the UK and have it available when you reach the UK border for the Border Force Officer to check
  • You should also have a face mask and hand sanitiser in your hand luggage to use when appropriate
  • Check your health and travel insurance is appropriate as many providers are adding Covid-19 exclusions
  • Cash should be avoided. We recommend you bring an international credit or debit card in your hand luggage to use during the first two weeks as opening a UK bank account will be difficult when you are self-isolating.

Travelling to your accommodation:

  • You must travel directly to your self-isolation accommodation.
  • If your self-isolation accommodation is the Government-approved facility, you will be met at the airport and taken directly to the accommodation by a Government representative. Information about how to nook this will be released by the Government shortly.  At the end of your self-isolation period in the Government-approved facility, the University will arrange to collect you and bring you to Linvoln free of charge.  Please use the online booking form to arrange this
  • If you are able to self-isolate in Lincoln the University offers a free pick-up service from UK airports to Lincoln for all eligible students who are required to self-isolate. For more information regarding the service please click here
  • If you are using the University free airport pick up service, you will be greeted at your point of entry and directed to your transport and you will be taken to Lincoln where you will be guided to your booked accommodation
  • When you are travelling to your accommodation from the airport, you must wear a face mask and social distancing measures must be followed

Once you arrive at your accommodation:

  • You will be taken to your accommodation within Lincoln by taxi
  • You should not leave your accommodation for any reason until the self-isolation period (currently 10 days) is complete or you have taken a private coronavirus test 5 days after you arrive (Test to Release)
  • Compliance with the self-isolation guidelines is a personal responsibility. Failure to comply with the requirements is an offence that can be punished with a fine, payable by you
  • The Chaplaincy Team will contact you to offer support whilst you are self-isolating
  • If you have any queries regarding how to self-isolate, please contact studentsupport@lincoln.ac.uk
  • Please ensure you tell your housemates that you need to self-isolate and if they have any questions refer them to the Student Support Centre (contact details as below)

How to self-isolate:

If you are self-isolating in a Government-approved facility, they will provide you with information regarding how to self-isolate

If you are self-isolating in Lincoln, please read the following instructions:

  • You should avoid shared spaces, such as kitchens, bathrooms and sitting areas as much as possible. If you do use these areas make sure you are at least 2 metres away from other people as much as possible
  • Wear a face mask when you are in the same room as someone else
  • Use a different bathroom if possible, but if you share a bathroom with other people ensure you clean it with disinfectant after you use it
  • Use different towels, sponges and flannels, and do not share a bed
  • Regularly clean surfaces that you touch with disinfectant
  • Wash up your own cutlery, pans etc and use your own tea towel and sponge which you should keep in your room
  • Do not shake your dirty washing before you put it in the washing machine. If possible, wait to do your clothes washing until 3 days after your period of self-isolation
  • Put your rubbish such as tissues and disposable wiping cloths into rubbish bags that are tied shut, and then place this bag inside a second bag. You should wait 3 days before you put the bags outside for the rubbish collection
  • You should wash your hands often for 20 seconds each time using soap and water or hand sanitiser
  • Ensure you always cough or sneeze into a tissue which you should throw away and then wash your hands
  • Arrange for your food and medication to be delivered where possible
  • Ask people who are making deliveries to your accommodation to leave the items outside and to let you know they are there – they must not come into your accommodation
  • Do not use taxis or public transport
  • Use your phone and social media to keep in touch with friends and family – do not allow social visits
  • For more information regarding self-isolating please visit the NHS website You will also find more information and guidance from the UK Government here

What to do if you develop symptoms:

  • For up-to-date information regarding symptoms, self-care and how to arrange for testing, please visit the NHS website
  • Please notify the university (as below) that you are experiencing symptoms as soon as possible to enable measures to be put into place so we can continue to ensure the safety of the University community.
  • The Residential Warden team will contact you to discuss any support that is required and will sign post you to services as appropriate.

Self-isolation and managing your studies:

  • Your school will be informed of your need to self-isolate and will support you to access the online resources that are available for you, and your absences from face-to-face sessions during self-isolation will be authorised and will not impact your attendance record.
  • If you have any questions regarding your Tier 4 Visa or require immigration advice, including information regarding the collection of your BRP card and how to register at the police station please email internationaladvice@lincoln.ac.uk and a specialist adviser will contact you to offer advice and guidance

Visa and Immigration advice:

Other information:

  • It is advisable that you register with the local health authority so you can access the services of a GP should you become unwell whilst in the UK
  • Mobile phones: The University has been donated UK SIM cards. If you would like to receive one, please contact the Residential Warden Team who will arrange for one to be delivered to you
  • Banking: it is recommended that you research local banks to see which ones will accept online registration. If you require information or advice regarding bank accounts, please contact the Student Support Centre
  • All faiths and none: unfortunately, there are no faith-based exemptions to self-isolation. However, you can contact the University Chaplaincy Service by emailing chaplaincy@lincoln.ac.uk and a member of the team will be in touch to help.


Student Support Centre can be contacted either via email: studentsupport@lincoln.ac.uk or by phone: 01522 837080.  For more information regarding the support services that are available, please visit the Student Service website

The Global Lounge Blackboard site 

The Global Lounge is a student community space open to all Lincoln International Business School students and all International students at the University of Lincoln. It allows you to connect with your peers as well as with University staff who are here to advise and support you. The Global Lounge will advertise university events across campus through an email newsletter every Monday, as well as give you support on how to make the most of you time throughout university by engaging with opportunities available to you.

Although the space is managed by Lincoln International Business School staff it is also student led and allows for student involvement throughout. If you would like to get involved contact us and find out how.

How can I use the Global Lounge?

The main use of the Global Lounge is about connecting with your peers to create a strong student community. It is somewhere to chat about what you have going on, your university experience and how to make the most of your time. 

Talk to us through:

  • The Daily Oracle – we have a daily chat with staff and students from 10am-10.30am Monday to Friday. You can ask questions, get advice and support and connect with other students.
  • Coffee and Catch Up – every Tuesday from 4pm – grab a cuppa and chat with us and your fellow students.

We also have separate areas on the Global Lounge site for you to engage with, including:

Opportunities – offering you ways to gain skills and recognition while you study

Community – connecting you with the wider student community and events

Information – these areas are managed by central teams who update weekly and include the Students' Union, The English Language Centre, The Chaplaincy, and Careers and Employability

The link below will take you through to the Global Lounge. You will have to be registered and signed into blackboard to use the link attached (use Chrome browser).

The Global Lounge Blackboard Site

Contact Us

Our dedicated International Enquiries team is here to help you answer any questions you may have about studying at the University of Lincoln:

Email: internationalenquiries@lincoln.ac.uk or use our online enquiry form.

Tel: +44 (0)1522 308 108

WhatsApp: +44 7868 089 210

 

For international admissions queries or to check the status of your application, please call +44 (0)1522 886 677