The University of Lincoln

Julie Spencer

Head of Student Wellbeing
01522 882000

The information on this page was last updated on 6 December 2018.

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.

Student support at Lincoln

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.The Student Support Centre is a one-stop shop where students can access all of our services, and locate other academic and professional support across the university.

Our dedicated and professional team is available to help with enquiries about university systems and procedures, funding, fees and payments, housing, personal support and general advice and information. The team can also make referrals to specialist staff if necessary.Their services are for all UK and overseas students. In addition, tailored support and guidance is available for you as an applicant prior to, and during, your application to the University of Lincoln.

Alongside providing advice on study options, our specialist support staff across the university can offer guidance on areas including funding, accommodation and adapting to life in your new home.

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.

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