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Lincoln College

Monks Road

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Newark College

Friary Road
Newark, Nottinghamshire
NG24 1PB

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Gainsborough College

Acland Street
DN21 2LG

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We are proud of the level of support that we offer our students. We have a specialist team of professional Student Support Advisors who can offer guidance and support on a wide range of financial, personal and career-related issues. Our Student Services team are here to help you with any questions or problems you have before, during and after your time at College.

Lincoln College recognises the importance of working with parents/carers/guardians to help students achieve.  The Director of Student Services at Lincoln College is Charlotte McHugh. If you would like to discuss any concerns with regard to an individual student please contact our Student Services on 01522 876220 or e-mail

Library Services

96% of students found that the support given by the Library staff was useful.

*Source: Library Customer Satisfaction Survey 2015

Our Libraries provide a supportive environment for all your study needs.

There is a Library at each of the College's main sites offering 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.

For opening hours at your campus, see our student life pages:

Lincoln | NewarkGainsborough

Careers Advice

Our qualified Guidance Advisers are able to offer impartial careers information, advice and guidance to current students and anyone thinking about coming to College.

Careers Advice

If you’re not sure whether to apply for a course at College or if an apprenticeship would suit you better, make an appointment to discuss the options with one of our qualified careers Guidance Advisers.

We will help you to draw up an action plan of the steps you need to take to achieve your career and education goals.

To make an appointment with a Careers Guidance Adviser call our Information Office on 030 030 32435 or email

Take a look at our Careers Service leaflet to find out what to expect at a guidance appointment.

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Leaflet

Careers Programme

The College is committed to ensuring that students have a planned careers programme to enable them to make informed choices about their individual careers aspirations.

As an organisation, there is a team approach to planning and running our careers programme; this is coordinated by the College Careers Leader who is supported by the Senior Leadership Team and Governors.

The Careers Leader for the College is Rachael Adair, Head of Library and Guidance.  Rachael can be contacted at

The College has a core careers programme which all our full time students (16 – 18 year olds) follow as part of their continuing professional development sessions within their study programme;  this includes access to personalised impartial careers guidance from a qualified careers adviser.  

Careers Programme 18-19

Career Coach

Not sure what you which career path to take?  Take a look at Career Coach to find out about different careers, including current local data on wages and employment opportunities in our region.  This service is available if you’re thinking about coming to College and also if you’re already a student.

Learn more about our Lincoln College Career Coach.

Parents and Carers

Take a look at Career Coach to find out about different career options that might suit your child.

There following websites provide useful information for parents and carers:

Careers Advice for Parents 

Parent Adviser 

Parental Guidance

Schools Liaison Service

We work with local schools to promote the education and training opportunities available through college so that young people have access to information about both academic and vocational routes and they can consider all the options available to them.  School liaison activities include school assemblies, careers days and parents evenings.   We also offer schools the opportunity to bring pupils to the campus to experience college life.

Schools Liaison Service guide

Current Students

Once you’re enrolled at College you’ll have access to careers education, information, advice and guidance throughout your programme.

The team of qualified careers Guidance Advisers provide information, advice and guidance on the following topics:

Career planning and progression
CVs and job applications
University applications (UCAS)
Interview skills
Volunteering and work experience
Gap year

Students also have access to the Careers Guidance information on Moodle as well as the careers resources available in the College Library.

To make an appointment visit reception, email or phone 01522 876220

Guidance Team Leaflet


We take the safeguarding of our students very seriously and have a designated Safeguarding Team who can be contacted with any concerns.

To contact a safeguarding staff member during the daytime call 01522 876000 ext: 6219 or 6668.

You can e-mail the safeguarding team at anytime.

More information on Safeguarding for current students can be found in our Safeguarding Handbook.

Find out what to do in a weapons or firearms situation while on campus according to the Counter Terrorism Policing team. 

For parents that have concerns about Snapchat we have some advice for parents. 

Below is the official Counter Terrorism Policing Teams advice as to what to do in the unlikely event of being caught up in a situation where you are fearful for your safety. It only takes 5 minutes to watch but may just save your life. We encourage all of our staff and students to watch.

Click here to view it.

Equality and Diversity

Lincoln College strives to treat all its members and visitors, fairly and aims to eliminate unjustifiable discrimination on the grounds of gender, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, political beliefs or practices, disability, marital status, family circumstances, sexual orientation, spent criminal convictions, age or any other inappropriate grounds.

Here you'll find details of our Annual Equailty and Diversity Report 2016-2017

For more information please see our ​Equaliy and Diversity Booklet 2018-19.

See our Equality and Diversity Calendar 2018 and see how Lincoln College celebrate difference. 

Welfare Services

We know that sometimes things can become difficult and challenging and that the unexpected can happen so if you need help or support at any time we have a team of friendly, qualified experienced staff available to advise and support you.

We offer a wide range of services to our students, including a confidential counselling service.


Lincoln College are working in partnership with NHS Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust to provide a Recovery College which promotes wellbeing to people either recovering from poor mental health, supporting people with mental illness or have an interest in their own wellbeing.

All courses are FREE of charge and easy to register for with no final exams. 

If you would like to know more about the Recovery College please click here or speak to our Student Services team via email at or call 01522 876220. 

Special Educational Needs (SEND)

The Lincoln College Group hold regular parent/carer forums for those with a child that has a Special Educational Need (SEN). 

Parents and carers are warmly invited to attend the meetings that take place on the second Thursday of each month (1-2pm). Parents/carers need to visit reception to be signed in.

My son/daughter has applied for a place at college but he/she has a learning difficulty/disability, what support is available?

Some learners with a learning difficulty or disability may require extra support to access their chosen course successfully.  This is called Additional Learning Support (ALS).  In some cases a learner requiring ALS will have had a Statement of Educational Needs when they were at school and a Section 139a or an Education Health and Care Plan.

Learners should declare this on their application form; this will trigger an assessment of their support needs with an Assessment Officer.  If support needs are agreed, learners may receive some or all of the following types of support depending upon what is identified at assessment:

  • In class support
  • 1:1 support out of class
  • Dyslexia support
  • Mobility assistance
  • Personal care assistance
  • Communication support and use of access technology
  • Adaptation of materials
  • Loan of specialist equipment

The College has Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) if you have any further questions about support for your child, please contact Charlotte McHugh on 01522 876225 or send her an email.

We offer support if you have a learning difficulty, disability, medical condition or a mental health difficulty including; Hearing and Visual Impairments, Mental Health problems, Specific Learning Difficulties related to Dyslexia, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Physical Disability, Aspergers Syndrome and Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (SEBD).

I had special arrangements for exams I took at school; will they still be available to me at college?

If you have had special exam arrangements in the past, or think you may need them for exams you are taking as part of your course at college, it is your responsibility to let us know the date of your exams and provide suitable evidence.

Special exam arrangements might be:

  • Extra time
  • A reader
  • A scribe
  • Separate or individual invigilation
  • Rest breaks
  • Use of a bilingual dictionary

Applications for special arrangements must be on a Special Exam Arrangements Form (available from Student Services) and accompanied by appropriate evidence that is less than two years old.

College will pass applications to the examination board, but the decision on whether or not the applicant will be allowed the concession rests solely with the individual exam boards.

Local Offer

If your child has a SEN you may wish to find out more about the services and support that you might benefit from, not just what the College provides, but also what the local authority is doing to ensure that schools and colleges are compliant with the SEND reforms.Visit the Lincolnshire County Council Website.

What is the ‘Local Offer’?

The SEN and Disability Local Offer describes what help, support and services are available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families in Lincolnshire.

It will:

  • Include information about education, social care and health services, as well as services provided by voluntary and community groups
  • Provide information about services for children and young people with Education, Health and Care Plans, as well as those without
  • Set out clearly the criteria for getting support
  • Be published on the internet, as well as be available in other formats

Some questions you may have; if you can't find what you are looking for, please contact us.

Is there car parking available at College?

There is no car parking available for learners on college sites, however there are alternate public car parks available close by.

On production of a Blue Badge learners with a mobility disability may apply to Student Services for a car parking pass. The car parking pass is solely for the use of that learner and permits them to park in any of the College’s disabled parking spaces that are vacant.

I was bullied at school, what support is available to me when I come to College?

Lincoln College aims to be a pleasant place for staff and students. This can’t happen if bullying or harassment takes place. If you think there is a problem with bullying or harassment, there is a Harassment Code of Practice and Procedure to follow.

Anyone who feels they are being bullied or harassed or has witnessed bullying or harassment can talk to any Named Person by contacting Student Service.

Other support services are available to all learners who are currently enrolled on a course including counselling and chaplaincy.

Praise and Complaints

If we've done something above and beyond for you, or you feel we may have made a mistake, we'd like to know about it.

Please get in touch with our Customer Complaints team with any feedback you have either by:

Post -  Customer Complaints, Lincoln College, Monks Road, Lincoln. LN2 5HQ.

Phone - In the first instance please direct your calls through our main switchboard 01522 876000 so we can best serve your needs.

Email - Email the Customer Complaints Team.

Download our Customer Complaints and Guidance Procedure to read more.

Get in touch!

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