Lincoln College recognises the importance of working with parents/carers/guardians to help students achieve. 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

Help with finances

Along with student finance, you may be eligible for additional support from us.

Career Degree Bursary

The Career Degree bursary must be spent on additional courses and activities offered to students each year. This package is available at the same amount, £500 for full-time students and £250 for part-time students, during each year of study.  Students can choose from a wide range of qualifications, short courses and course-related activities as part of this offer. It cannot be substituted for cash, fee waiver or in-kind support funds.

Hardship Fund

Students that find themselves in financial hardship during the academic year can apply to the Access to Learning fund, which exists to support the retention of students.  Both full-time and part-time students can apply to the fund. The level of an award is at the discretion of the College and subject to funds available.

Email: for more information.

Supporting your mental health

We know sometimes things can be challenging 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.

We also have a team of Mental Health first aiders to support students in crisis. Their training will help identify people who are struggling and signpost to professional help.

We're also a Recovery College

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

Additional learning support

We offer support to learners with a learning difficulty, disability, medical condition or a mental health difficulty, including:

  • Hearing and visual impairment
  • Mental health problems
  • Specific learning difficulties related to Dyslexia
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder/Asperger Syndrome
  • Physical disability
  • Learning difficulties/emotional and behavioural difficulties

For learners who require any additional learning support, the Assessment Team can be contacted to arrange an appointment with an Assessment and Support Coordinator. This service is confidential.

Email: or call: 01522 876225

Mind Skills Training

Develop essential, practical skills and strategies to achieve your goals and drive your educational success.

Learn how to:

  • Overcome procrastination and being overwhelmed
  • Increase confidence and motivation
  • Manage your workload and study smarter

You come to study with a wealth of experience, life skills and dedication. However there may be times when you struggle to cope.

These courses are designed to support you to overcome obstacles, keep you on track and get the best out of your educational journal and indeed life!


  • Rolling programmes throughout the year
  • 1-1 Support 

Contact Angie Lester for further information:

Email: or go to the Mind Skills area within the HE Information Centre on Moodle.

Staying safe


All further education providers have a duty to safeguard their students from being drawn into terrorism or extremism. Prevent is about safeguarding students to keep them safe and within the law. The Prevent Duty is not about preventing students from having political and religious views, but about supporting them to use or act on those concerns in non-extremist ways.


The College is committed to the safeguarding of students and we have a rota in place so that there is always someone available to deal with queries. Learners can call into Main Reception at Lincoln Gainsborough or Newark, email or phone 01522 876000 ext. 6495/6529 and ask to speak to a member of the Safeguarding Team. Information about safeguarding support both during and outside College opening

Student Common Room

Our fully staffed Student Common Room (SCR) at Lincoln is a safe and welcoming place for learners to visit between lessons. The SCR is open during term time from 8am each weekday, closing at 5.30pm Monday – Thursday and 5pm on Fridays.

Counselling and Pastoral Support

Support can be provided for any emotional or personal difficulties learners might encounter. Confidential appointments can be arranged with a Counsellor.

Learners can arrange an appointment by phoning Student Services on, emailing: or calling in to our Main Reception.

If learners need spiritual guidance, the Chaplains can offer support to people of all faiths and denominations.

If learners would like an appointment to see a Chaplain, please email:

Careers Advice

Careers guidance activities and opportunities are embedded into our programmes.

These support learners in their career planning and help them make well informed decisions about their progression and future plans.

Personal one-to-one careers guidance is available for all our learners. Our fully qualified and experienced careers guidance practitioners provide impartial advice and guidance.

Our service has achieved the nationally recognised Matrix standard for excellence in the delivery of information, advice and guidance.

To make an appointment with a Careers Guidance Adviser call our Careers and Course 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 Guidance at Lincoln College

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:

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Upcoming Events

Open Day - Lincoln College

07 October, 2020 – Starting at 5pm until 7pm

Is you child looking to study at Lincoln College? Join our Zoom seminar to find out more.

Open Day - Lincoln College

08 October, 2020 – Starting at 5pm until 7pm

Is you child looking to study at Lincoln College? Join our Zoom seminar to find out more.

Open Day - Newark College

13 October, 2020 – Starts at 5pm until 7pm

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