The University of Lincoln

Rebekah Cavill

Student Wellbeing Advisor
01522 886400

The information on this page was last updated on 7 August 2019.

The details of support available can change, so before you apply it's best to speak to the named contact to check exactly what they offer.

In addition to academic support from your tutor, the Student Services Team offers a range of support services to help make your time at the University of Lincoln as successful and enjoyable as possible.

If you are a care leaver or care experienced student at the University, we have a dedicated Wellbeing Advisor who can help co-ordinate support for you with internal and external services, including social services. We will try to make your transition to University as easy as possible and give advice on pre-application and guidance for offer holders.

Alongside this we can offer guidance on areas including funding, accommodation and adapting to life in your new home. We also have a counselling service available to all students should the need arise for you.

Support we offer

  • A named contact
  • Outreach sessions or activities
  • Pre-application help
  • Guidance for offer holders
  • A web page for care leavers
  • Careers advice and support after graduation

Accommodation we offer

  • A place to live all year round
  • If not, help finding somewhere to live for the whole year

Funding support we offer

  • Specific funding that's just for care leavers
  • Additional funding available (such as bursaries and grants)
  • Support for students seeking asylum
  • Support for those with discretionary leave to remain
  • Financial advice

The Blackburn Bursary aims to provide extra support for students coming to the University who have previously received local authority care and are defined as ‘care leavers’, as determined in the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000.

The bursary is a set amount of £1,500 paid to eligible students over two instalments during each year of study. The first instalment of £500 is paid upon approval of application following enrolment. The second instalment of £1,000 is paid upon successful completion of that year of study.

Students must be studying for their first degree, have 'home' status, be paying the full tuition fee rate of £9,250 for the academic year and have received local authority care within the five years prior to the start of their course. Applications for a Blackburn Bursary must be made through the Student Funding Team in the Student Support Centre, who can be contacted by emailing Please note that you cannot be awarded both the Blackburn Bursary and Foyer/Supported Housing Bursary.