Prospective Student’s FAQ
The Student Wellbeing Centre has three services which all students enrolled at the University of Lincoln can access. These are:
The Wellbeing Service
The Counselling Service
The Chaplaincy Service
For more in depth information about these services, please visit the dedicated pages on this website.
You should state on your UCAS application if you have a disability, medical, mental health condition or specific learning difference (SpLD). Once you have confirmed the University of Lincoln as your first or second choice, the Student Wellbeing Centre will then contact you by email to discuss your disability/medical/mental health condition or SpLD with us. This is so we can give you some more information about our services and start to set up some support for when you enrol in September.
If you haven’t stated on your UCAS application that you have a disability/medical/mental health condition or SpLD, then please contact the Student Wellbeing Centre as soon as you have confirmed the University of Lincoln as your first or second choice. We will then contact you by email to discuss your disability and any support that you may need.
Yes, if you would like to access support through the Wellbeing Service. Upon receipt of medical evidence we can then create a Learning Support Plan for you, which can help you with your academic studies (for more information on Learning Support Plans, please see below).
Medical evidence can include Doctors/Consultant/Practitioners letters as well as Educational Psychologist and Needs Assessment reports. Educational Psychologists reports need to be completed post-16 and by a fully qualified Educational Psychologist.
Your evidence needs to clearly state your diagnosis and how your condition affects you.
The Wellbeing Service is available to any student with a disability, long-standing condition, mental health condition or specific learning difference.
If you decide to access the Wellbeing Service, you will be assigned your own Wellbeing Advisor who can provide advice and support during your academic studies. Once the Student Wellbeing Centre has received medical evidence of your condition, we can create a Learning Support Plan for you. A Learning Support Plan (LSP) can help you to get extra support in your lectures, coursework and exams. A LSP is tailored to each individual’s specific needs and is sent out to your tutors and the Library to advise them of the additional support.
We also encourage students to apply for Disabled Student’s Allowances (DSA). DSA can help fund assistive technology and non-medical help, such as a 1:1 tutor to aid your academic studies. Our Wellbeing Advisors can assist in the process of this application but more information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas/overview
The Student Wellbeing Centre also offers a Counselling Service to support students through their difficulties and can help students to understand themselves and find better ways of managing. Should you ever feel the need to access the Counselling Service, you should contact the Student Wellbeing Centre to find out how.
If you can provide medical evidence of your condition, and there is a legitimate need for prioritised accommodation, the Student Wellbeing Centre will be able to correspond with Residential Services to support your application for this. You will still need to apply for accommodation as normal.
We can help students with mobility issues to get any additional requirements they may need put into place.
Any student enrolled at the University of Lincoln is more than welcome to come and speak to an advisor at one of our drop-in sessions. Our advisors will be able to give you advice and support and help you to access the correct services.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01522 886400.