Information for Parents and Guardians
When your son or daughter starts at the University of Lincoln, it marks the beginning of an exciting new phase for them. For many students it’s the start of their independent life, living away from people and places that they know.
The Student Wellbeing Centre can offer academic support to any student who can provide medical evidence. This is known as a Learning Support Plan and is sent to the student’s tutors and the Library to advise them of the additional support (such as exam or library support) that the student might need.
Please note that if your son or daughter has been diagnosed with a Specific Learning Difference, they will need to provide us with a copy of their full Educational Psychologists Assessment, which needs to have been done after they turned 16 years old.
If you can provide medical evidence of your son or daughter’s condition, and there is legitimate need for prioritised accommodation, the Student Wellbeing Centre will be able to correspond with Residential Services to support their application for this. Your son or daughter will still need to apply for accommodation as normal.
We can help students with mobility issues to get any additional requirements they may need to put into place.
The Disability Service is available to any student with a disability, long-standing condition, mental health condition or Specific Learning Difference. As noted previously, a Learning Support Plan will be created to ensure the necessary support is put in place for your son or daughter.
If a student decides to access this service, they will be assigned their own Disability Advisor, who can provide access and support during their academic studies.
Students with disabilities can also apply for Disabled Student’s Allowances (DSA), which can help fund assistive technology and non-medical help to aid the student’s academic studies. Our Disability Advisors can assist in the process of this application. More information about DSA can be found at the following website: https://www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas/overview
Students are also able to access a daily drop-in should they have any concerns about their disability.
The Counselling Service offers a high standard of service to support students through their difficulties, to help them understand themselves better and find better ways of managing.
Should your son or daughter ever feel the need to access the Counselling Service, they should contact the Student Wellbeing Centre to find out how.
Please note that our Counselling Service is designed for short term therapy and cannot be used to replace ongoing Counselling on the NHS. If your son or daughter currently accesses mental health services via the NHS, you should consult with their GP or practitioner about how your son or daughter’s treatment can be transferred to Lincoln.
We also have Mental Health Advisors, accessible through the Disability Service, who can provide ongoing support for students who experience Mental Health Issues.
Both our Counselling and Disability Services run drop-in appointments on weekdays. To find out more, your son or daughter should contact us via the details on this website.
The Chaplaincy Service offer pastoral welfare for students of any and no religion. There are various events and gatherings throughout the year. The Student’s Union also offers a range of religious societies that students have the opportunity to join.