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For general enquiries please call 01522 876000 or email studentservices@lincolncollege.ac.uk

For all course enquiries please call the Course Enquiry Line on 030 030 32435 or email enquiries@lincolncollege.ac.uk

For International enquiries outside the EU, please call +44 (0)1522 876000 or email international@lincolncollege.ac.uk

Lincoln College

Monks Road
Lincoln
LN2 5HQ

T 01522 876000
F 01522 876200
E studentservices@lincolncollege.ac.uk

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Newark College

Friary Road
Newark, Nottinghamshire
NG24 1PB

T 01636 680680
F 01636 680681
E enquiries@newark.ac.uk

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Gainsborough College

Acland Street
Gainsborough
DN21 2LG

T 01427 617471
F 01427 617577
E enquiries@gainsborough.ac.uk

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Support for Career Degree Students

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 students with any questions or problems they have before, during and after their time at College.

We have a dedicated team of Student Services professionals who are here to help our students through college life.

Contact our Student Services on: 01522 876220, or email studentservices@lincolncollege.ac.uk

Financial Support

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

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.

For more information email: he@lincolncollege.ac.uk 

Disabled Student Allowance (DSA)

The Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) can provide additional support to help you in your studies for students with diagnosed conditions. 

For more information, please visit the UCAS information page

If you apply for DSA, the College can implement the recommendations within the report. Please give the details below to your tutor and ask for the information to be sent across. 

If you would prefer the College not to know that you have applied for DSA, there are options to decline support, and we can discuss what information, if any, you want to share. 

If you have any questions about DSA, or the support that may be available to you, please contact Amy Cook in Student Services. 

For more information: call 01522 876225 or email DSA@lincolncollege.ac.uk

Career Degree Bursary

The Career Degree bursary is made up of two components:

1. A bursary of £500 for full-time students and £250 for part-time students over the course of their programme to support any aspect of independent study. This could include:

  • Electronic devices (laptop, tablet)
  • IT or recording equipment (printer, camera, keyboard)
  • IT support equipment (tripod, monitor brackets)
  • Home office furniture (desk, chair)
  • Software or licences (Adobe, Silicone Coach)
  • Course-specific equipment and resources (tools, uniform/kit, books)  
  • DBS Checks

2. In addition, course coordinators will be allocated an additional payment to spend each academic year on enhancements that will support the development of employability skills and progression to graduate level employment. Students are encouraged to discuss ideas on how this can be spent with their tutors.

These additional enhancements might include:

  • Short courses or workshops with external agencies (First Aid, coaching awards)
  • Industry visits
  • Visits to trade shows or industry-specific exhibitions or events
  • Guest speakers
  • Student exhibitions

*It cannot be substituted for cash, fee waiver or in-kind support funds. Excludes degree apprentices.

For more information email: he@lincolncollege.ac.uk 

Lincoln College Returner Incentive

The Lincoln College HE Returner Incentive is available to students from Lincoln, Newark, and Gainsborough College who progress directly from a full Level 3 programme onto a full-time Higher Education course at Lincoln or Newark College. A full Level 3 programme can include:

  • A vocational study programme from any area (equivalent to 3 A-Levels)

  • A-Levels and academic study programmes
  • Access to HE

In order to be eligible for the returner incentive, students must progress immediately from their Level 3 programme onto a full-time Higher Education course in the subsequent academic year. The £1,000 payment is made following successful completion of year one study and full enrolment onto year two. Year one completion must be confirmed by a Lincoln College board of examiners.

Students are not eligible for this incentive if they:

  • Have not completed a full Level 3 programme
  • Have taken a break in study
  • Have completed an apprenticeship at Level 3
  • Progress onto a degree apprenticeship
  • Progress onto a HE course but study part-time

For more information email: he@lincolncollege.ac.uk 

Access Scholarship: 

Students must satisfy the following criteria in order to qualify for the ‘Access Scholarship’:  

  • Studying an undergraduate course which began on or after 1st September 2014 that is not funded by an employer or sponsor  
  • Have a household income (as assessed by an awarding authority such as Student Finance England) of £25,000 or less  

Students satisfying these conditions will be awarded an ‘Access Scholarship’ at the following rates according to their enrolled mode of study:  

Part-time: £100  

Full-time: £200  

Payments will be made in two instalments, typically November (50%) and February (50%). 

For more information email: he@lincolncollege.ac.uk 

APP Enhanced Bursary: 

Additional funding support will be available for:  

  • Mature students (aged 21 or over at the start of your course): £100  
  • Student parents in receipt of both a parental learning allowance and a childcare grant*: £500 
  • Student parents in receipt of a parental learning allowance only*: £200  
  • Students aged 18-20 years old from a Low Participation Neighbourhood: £150 
  • Care leavers*: £500  
  • Registered carers*: £500 

*Upon receipt of appropriate supporting evidence 

For more information email: he@lincolncollege.ac.uk 

Mental Health Support

We know sometimes things can be challenging so if our students need help or support at any time, we have a team of friendly, qualified experienced staff available to advise and support .

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. 

To find out more about the Recovery College please speak to our Student Services team via email at: guidanceteam@lincolncollege.ac.uk 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: assessmentofficer@lincolncollege.ac.uk or call: 01522 876225

Mind Skills Training

Developing essential, practical skills and strategies for learners to achieve their goals and drive educational success.

Learn how to:

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

These courses are designed to support students to overcome obstacles, keep on track and get the best out of their educational journey.

Offering: 

  • Rolling programmes throughout the year
  • 1-1 Support 

Contact Angie Lester for further information:

Email: alester@lincolncollege.ac.uk 

Staying Safe

Prevent

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.

Safeguarding

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 safeguarding@lincolncollege.ac.uk 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

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 chaplaincy@lincolncollege.ac.uk, emailing: studentservices@lincolncollege.ac.uk 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: chaplaincy@lincolncollege.ac.uk

Careers Advice

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 qualified Careers Guidance Advisers support learners in their career planning and help them make well informed decisions about their progression and future plans.

They can help with:

  • Career planning and career decisions
  • Researching career opportunities
  • UCAS applications and personal statements
  • Job search and application skills, including CV advice

We help students to draw an action plan of the steps they need to take to achieve your career and education goals.

To make an appointment with a Careers Guidance Adviser call our Careers and Course Information Office on 030 030 32435 or email: careers@lincolncollege.ac.uk

Find out more about the Careers Guidance Team on our Careers website