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Support available this year

Starting uni is always exciting but also a bit scary with moving away from home, and having to look after yourself. Now, we have the added stress of the virus. There’s always been support and help available in the run-up to the start of term, but this year there’s even more on offer!

A new Student Life “Starting at Lincoln” page

This can be found here, and it is specifically for new students pulling together the best tips and advice from current students on how to get off to the best start.

A revised and updated Learning at Lincoln site

Here you can find a range of resources and more student advice on preparing for the academic side of university. You can also test your knowledge and how prepared you are for study and life at uni with a range of quizzes that you’ll be able to access from Student Life and Learning at Lincoln.

Student Life App (coming soon!)

This highlights the best content from the blog and YouTube channel and will send you notifications whenever new content is added. It also has challenges for you to complete in the run-up to the start of term and beyond. Keep an eye out for updates on the app!

Accomodation tours

You can also find live accommodation tours and Q&A sessions on the Student Life Facebook page from mid-August onwards.


Just ahead of you starting, there will also be induction materials available on Blackboard, the University’s online learning platform. You’ll be notified by your course when these are available!

Online Orientation Week

And then there’s Online Orientation Week which will take place the week before term starts (w/c 5 Oct) with a range of live and pre-recorded sessions from a range of support services for you to attend and download.

So if you’re feeling anxious or scared for the start of university surrounding such a difficult time, make sure to check out these methods of support to help you be prepared in the best way possible!

Please note: This content was created prior to Coronavirus, and some things might be different due to current laws and restrictions. Please refer to Government advice and the University of Lincoln for the latest information.

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