Peace of mind with student wellbeing

For many students, university can be a difficult time, but not just in the academic sense, mental health can also be under pressure for a multitude of reasons. Most students will be moving away from home and being placed amongst many new people, learning new skills and gaining a workload for the first time. It…

Life in the West End – Becoming a part of the Lincoln Community

Meet the Neighbours is a community project involving the University of Lincoln and WERA (West End Residents Association), which involves our Student Life team asking the residents of the West End community what makes the area such a great place to live and what advice they can give to students coming to live locally. Back…

Life lessons at Uni

Although it doesn’t feel like it I am now two-thirds of the way through my time at university and boy have those two years gone quickly. Despite this, I feel like I have learnt a lot during my time at Lincoln. Amongst the obvious things like living alone and cooking for myself, I’ve also learnt…

The end of an era: my experience of Uni

The past three years have been a rollercoaster- there were times I thought I couldn’t carry on, times when I was unsure I was doing the right degree and times when I was having the best time. Now my time at Uni has come to the end – I wanted to do a roundup of…

The ultimate festival survival guide!

I can almost guarantee that your recent search history looks like this: What to take to a festival? Can you take a camping stove? What should I expect? Go-to festival outfits. How much money should I take?  Well, you can stop searching because this is your… Ultimate Festival Survival Guide! Packing: Let’s be honest, since you bought your festival…

Exercising From Home

Keeping fit at uni is important but it can be so hard, especially when gyms cost money. I think the best way to go about exercising is to join a sport but that can’t always be possible particularly at a later stage in the year so exercising from home is an excellent choice. I’m lucky…

Another step forward: year 1 to year 2

Although it may not be as daunting a transition as moving into your first year of university, taking that step into second year is still a bit of a scary one. I’m sure by now you are aware that grades in first year do not count towards your final degree, but the foundation learning is…

Lincoln’s city centre music scene

If you’re a student who’s into their music, the first place you’ll hear about is the university’s “Engine Shed”. It’s got some great acts on, and they’re always advertised well around campus. However, whilst this venue is a good one, it isn’t the only one of note in Lincoln’s city centre. The Scene is best…

Moving from halls to the community

The transition of moving from university halls to a house or flat in the community is a very exciting prospect for most. While the en-suite bathrooms, on-site security and overall student atmosphere of halls can be perfect for your first year, there is something enticing about moving into a house in the community. For some…

Exercising at University on a budget

In the midst of Semester B woes, we are all struggling with our money and the pressures of upcoming deadlines, exams and overall stress are getting out of hand. Something I tend to do, and I’m sure others are guilty of it too, is to resort to overwhelming situations with comfort food. It’s something that…

Making the most out of your summer!

I know, I know, you’re a student so your dreams of heading to Australia this summer will probably have to be put on hold (why is travelling so expensive *cries*). But that doesn’t mean that your entire summer has to be put on hold! So here is my guide to making the most out of…

Student Spotlight – International student living in Lincoln

Written by An Nguyen,  University of Lincoln student from Vietnam, studying an MSc in Marketing.  I always remember the night when I said goodbye to my family and walked through the airport departure gates. My Mum kept reminding me to take care of myself, whilst my Dad gave me a big hug and said “Be…