Why choose college?
College is different - here's why it might be the right choice for you:
- This isn’t sixth form – it’s more like university. You’ll be treated like a young professional if you act like one and our facilities are designed to reflect the workplace.
- You will have more freedom to manage your time, you’ll be able to express your individuality and you’ll have a more professional working relationship with your tutors.
- You will be in a safe and inclusive environment where our students tell us they are bullied less and accepted for who they are more.
- These freedoms are balanced with our aim to get you ready for the career of your choice.
- You will not just be taking a course with us – you will be enrolling onto a Study Programme, which will further develop your Maths and English skills and ensure you get high quality work experience with one of the 1,200 local firms we have a relationship with.
- Our training spaces replicate the workplace and you’ll have access to amazing leisure and sports facilities, along with great places to study, relax and eat.
- Many of your tutors will have years of industry experience to pass on to make sure you are career-ready.
- We also have a team focused on giving you the financial, emotional, psychological and career development support you need to succeed.
Our campuses are designed to support your learning, inspire you to improve and keep you safe and healthy.
Workshops, Studios and Study Zones
Our workshops, studios and study zones are equipped to industry standards to replicate real working environments and prepare you for your career.
Many sixth forms now offer technical qualifications in construction and engineering, but they cannot match our amazing workshop environments.
If you choose us you’ll be using trade-standard machinery and tools in an environment that truly reflects the workplace – and that means you’ll be ready to hit the ground running when you start your career.
You’ll also have access to well-stocked, modern library facilities with extensive online research and study tools.
You’ll be able to book out study areas to work on team projects or just to secure a quiet space for yourself.
You can also benefit from workshops designed to improve your study and revision skills, use the library more effectively and learn how to do referencing for your assignments.
Leisure and Sports Facilities
We believe in working hard and playing hard so we have ensured that our campuses have great leisure facilities including canteens, coffee shops and Sessions House, a top restaurant staffed by our students.
Our sports facilities are second-to-none and Deans Sport and Leisure at Lincoln College has a high-tech gym and performance lab, spa pool and steam rooms, outdoor gym, squash and basketball courts and much more.
Lincoln College is now also home to Escape Lincoln, the best escape rooms in the City. You’ll be able to play amazing games like Sherlock, The Games, The Magic Emporium and Contagion at a discounted rate.
Our campuses are designed to support your learning, inspire you to improve and keep you safe and healthy. Health and safety is a top priority and our security teams are always on hand to reassure and prevent disruption to college life.
Close to the action
One of the main benefits of coming to Lincoln, Newark and Gainsborough Colleges is the fact that they’re on the doorstep of the City and town centres.
You’ll have a lot more free time than you’re used to. It’s up to you whether you get a part time job close by or just enjoy yourself and relax.
Lincoln is a beautiful, buzzing City with a great mix of heritage and modern living. You’ll be a five-minute walk from top high street shops and great independent traders, coffee shops, restaurants, bars, a multiplex cinema and places to hang out.
Whatever your passion, from music, film and literature to sport, gaming, shopping, beauty or eating, there’s something for you.
Newark College is a stones-throw from the Market Place, with similar shopping and leisure facilities, great coffee shops, places to eat and parks to hang out.
Gainsborough College is a short walk from the Town Centre and Marshall’s Yard with plenty to keep you occupied in downtime. All of our Colleges are easily accessible by car, bus or train.
Our Libraries provide a supportive environment for all your study needs.
Our Library offers a wide range of facilities, resources and services to support your independent learning and study skills.
There are individual, group and quiet study areas with PCs, laptops and Wi-Fi.
The resources in the Library are arranged in subject specific zones with over 35,000 books, periodicals, DVDs and CDs. The Library Moodle pages provide on and off-campus access to quality, recommended e-Resources; including eBooks, eJournals and databases.
Our qualified and experienced staff are on hand to help you find resources and information for your studies; our Learning Advisers offer study skills workshops, including referencing and locating resources to support assignments.
You can search for resources on our Online Library Catalogue as well as renewing items and managing your account.
Opening times (Lincoln)
Mon - Fri - 8.15am-6.00pm
Mon-Fri - 9.00am-4.15pm
Opening times (Newark)
Mon - Thurs - 8.45am-5.00pm
Fri - 8.45am-12.30pm
Opening times (Gainsborough)
Opening times vary, please contact Gainsborough College reception on: (01427) 617471 for information.
Students can give us formal feedback by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or on a Feedback Card.
Comments, suggestions or compliments can be made in person, by phone or on Twitter @LincolnCollLib.
We will respond to any formal feedback within 10 term-time days. We will attempt to resolve any complaints informally. If the matter cannot be resolved informally, the Lincoln College Customer Complaint and Grievance Procedure is available for all students on Moodle.
For more information on accessibility, please visit Disabled Go.
For more information, view our FE Student Handbook
Lincoln College Students’ Union (LCSU) represents its students based across all three campuses (Lincoln, Newark & Gainsborough). We are based in the Student Common Room, Monks Building, Lincoln.
We run various events and activities and also support students to start clubs/groups/societies across the campuses. We also have fantastic opportunities for students to get involved with college life.
We take pride in our representation of our students and as well as our SU Officer positions we also have Class Representatives and Student Council Representatives. The student is at the forefront of what we do.
We run elections twice a year, at the end of one academic year and the beginning of the next.
Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook and Twitter.
As a Lincoln College student you can access amazing discounts on food, clothes, eating our and travel.
You're entitled to apply for a Totum Card.
National Citizen Service (NCS)
NCS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that helps young people build skills for work and life, whilst taking on new challenges and meeting new friends.
We work with the Education Business Partnership (EBP) to deliver the NCS programme in Lincolnshire.
It is a great way to learn the skills that employers value, meet new people and get your voice heard.
Thinking of Higher Education? NCS is also a great addition to your UCAS application. Visit the NCS website to find out more.
Term Dates (2021-2022)
College Calendar - 2021/2022
2021/22 Autumn Term 1: Mon 6 September – Thur 21 October
Autumn Half Term: Mon 25 October – Fri 29 October
Autumn Term 2: Mon 1 November – Fri 17 December
Christmas Holiday: Mon 20 December – Tue 4 January, 2022
Spring Term 1: Wed 5 January – Thu 12 February
Spring Half Term: Mon 14 February – Mon 18 February
Spring Term 2: Tue 22 February – Fri 1 April
Easter Holiday: Mon 4 April – Tue 19 April
Summer Term 1: Wed 20 April – Fri 27 May
May Bank Holiday – Mon 2 May
Summer Half Term: Mon 30 May – Fri 3 June
Summer Term 2: Mon 6 June – Thur 30 June
Student Common Room
Need a break? The Student Common Room is a relaxed, fun environment for students outside the classroom.
The Student Common Room at the Lincoln Campus is open every day of the week and is run by the Youth and Wellbeing Team. We are open Monday-Thursday 8am-5.30pm and Friday 8am-5pm. We are also on Teams!
C-Card registrations – free sexual health advice, duo chlamydia and gonorrhoea testing, free condoms and pregnancy testing
Variety of workshops and events
Free tea, coffee, water cooler, microwaves & fridge
Xbox, Wii, board games, darts
Table tennis, table football, quizzes, debates
Different activities every day of the week
Advice and Pastoral support
Chill and chat
The Youth and Wellbeing Team visit Gainsborough and Newark campuses every month and bring Student Common Room facilities
Variety of workshops and events
Advice and Pastoral support
Variety of games, quizzes and activities
C-Card and sexual health advice is available at Gainsborough daily from Main Reception, and every Wednesday at Newark from Sexions which is a local sexual health provider.
WE HAVE YOU COVERED!
If you're caught short or can't afford it then pop along to the SCR at Lincoln and Reception at Gainsborough or Newark and ask us…
We have a range of sanitary products from tampons and pads to spare knickers!
Follow us on social media
Twitter - @lcyouthandwellb