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96% of students found that the support given by the Library staff was useful.
*Source: Library Customer Satisfaction Survey 2015
Our Libraries provide a supportive environment for all your study needs.
There is a Library at each of the College's main sites offering a wide range of facilities, resources and services to support your independent learning and study skills.
There are individual, group and quiet study areas with PCs, laptops and Wi-Fi.
The resources in the Library are arranged in subject specific zones with over 35,000 books, periodicals, DVDs and CDs. The Library Moodle pages provide on and off-campus access to quality, recommended e-Resources; including eBooks, eJournals and databases.
Our qualified and experienced staff are on hand to help you find resources and information for your studies; our Learning Advisers offer study skills workshops, including referencing and locating resources to support assignments.
You can search for resources on our Online Library Catalogue as well as renewing items and managing your account.
For opening hours at your campus, see our student life pages:
Our Guidance Advisers are able to offer impartial careers information, advice and guidance to current students and anyone thinking about coming to College.
We help you draw up an action plan of the steps you need to take to achieve your career and education goals.
We take the safeguarding of our students very seriously and have a designated Safeguarding Team who can be contacted with any concerns.
We know that sometimes things can become difficult and challenging and that the unexpected can happen so if you need help or support at any time we have a team of friendly, qualified experienced staff available to advise and support you.
We offer a wide range of services to our students, including a confidential counselling service.
As part of your application process you will need to consider how you are going to get to college; not only thinking about your bus route but also about how you will financially support your travel arrangements.
If you are aged 16 -18 then there are a number of support options that can help you get into College each day. In order to get support from either the College or your Local Authority then your journey to College must be more than 3 miles to the site you attend and there will be additional eligibility criteria that you will have to meet.
As a starting point you need to contact your Local Authority to find out what Home- College Transport Support they have and make your application to them.
- Lincolnshire County Council - School Transport Application Form
- Nottinghamshire County Council - Post 16 School Travel Assistance
What support does the College offer?
If you are aged 16 to 18, living more than 3 miles from the College and fit our eligibility criteria, there may be a number of travel options available to you.
Options can include:
- A maximum of £1008 per academic year Travel Bursary if you live outside of your Local Authority's designated travel area to College, which is paid in instalments.
- Refund of the cost of your Post 16 Travel Pass, if you have already paid for it and have enrolled and started on your course.
- If you are unable to pay for your pass up front, the College can pay for it directly to LCC.
- If you are eligible for but don't wish to take out the LCC Travel Pass, then then we will award you a maximum of £144 per term to pay towards your travel. Receipts needed and other rules may apply.
- If your circumstances do not meet our Learner Support Fund eligibility criteria but your gross household income is below £38,000pa you may qualify for a contribution of a maximum of £432 towards travel .
If you are aged 19+, living more than 3 miles from the College and fit our eligibility criteria, the maximum the College will award you per academic year is £1008. You will only be paid for the days when you have a time-tabled class and must use the cheapest and most appropriate mode of transport. The rate per mile for travel by car/motorcycle is 0.20p
Special Educational Needs (SEND)
The Lincoln College Group hold regular parent/carer forums for those with a child that has a Special Educational Need (SEN).
Parents and carers are warmly invited to attend the meetings that take place on the first Wednesday (6pm) and the first Friday (1pm) of every month.
My son/daughter has applied for a place at college but he/she has a learning difficulty/disability, what support is available?
Some learners with a learning difficulty or disability may require extra support to access their chosen course successfully. This is called Additional Learning Support (ALS). In some cases a learner requiring ALS will have had a Statement of Educational Needs when they were at school and a Section 139a or an Education Health and Care Plan.
Learners should declare this on their application form; this will trigger an assessment of their support needs with an Assessment Officer. If support needs are agreed, learners may receive some or all of the following types of support depending upon what is identified at assessment:
- In class support
- 1:1 support out of class
- Dyslexia assessment
- Mobility assistance
- Personal care assistance
- Communication support and use of access technology
- Adaptation of materials
- Loan of specialist equipment
- Wheelchair loan
The College has Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) if you have any further questions about support for your child, please contact Charlotte McHugh.
We have specialists in Hearing and Visual Impairments, Mental Health problems, Specific Learning Difficulties related to Dyslexia, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Physical Disability, Apergers Syndrome and Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (SEBD).
I had special arrangements for exams I took at school; will they still be available to me at college?
If you have had special exam arrangements in the past, or think you may need them for exams you are taking as part of your course at college, it is your responsibility to let us know the date of your exams and provide suitable evidence.
Special exam arrangements might be:
- Extra time
- A reader
- A scribe
- Separate or individual invigilation
- Rest breaks
- Use of a bilingual dictionary
Applications for special arrangements must be on a Special Exam Arrangements Form (available from Student Services) and accompanied by appropriate evidence that is less than two years old.
College will pass applications to the examination board, but the decision on whether or not the applicant will be allowed the concession rests solely with the individual exam boards.
If your child has a SEN you may wish to find out more about the services and support that you might benefit from, not just what the College provides, but also what the local authority is doing to ensure that schools and colleges are compliant with the SEND reforms.Visit the Lincolnshire County Council Website.
What is the ‘Local Offer’?
The SEN and Disability Local Offer describes what help, support and services are available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families in Lincolnshire.
- Include information about education, social care and health services, as well as services provided by voluntary and community groups
- Provide information about services for children and young people with Education, Health and Care Plans, as well as those without
- Set out clearly the criteria for getting support
- Be published on the internet, as well as be available in other formats
Some questions you may have; if you can't find what you are looking for, please contact us.
What Happens if My Application is Unsuccessful?
If your application is unsuccessful, we will write to you and let you know the reason why.
If you believe the decision made not to support your application is unfair you can appeal in writing to the Welfare Team Leader, Student Services, Lincoln College, Monks Road, Lincoln, LN2 5HQ. We will provide a written reply to your appeal within 10 working days of receipt of your letter.
What if I Want to Make a Complaint?
If you are unhappy with any aspect of the administration of your application or the service you have received you can let us know through the College’s Complaints Procedure.
Call us: (01522) 876 000
Is there car parking available at College?
There is no car parking available for learners on college sites, however there are alternate public car parks available close by.
On production of a Blue Badge learners with a mobility disability may apply to Student Services for a car parking pass. The car parking pass is solely for the use of that learner and permits them to park in any of the College’s disabled parking spaces that are vacant.
I was bullied at school, what support is available to me when I come to College?
Lincoln College aims to be a pleasant place for staff and students. This can’t happen if bullying or harassment takes place. If you think there is a problem with bullying or harassment, there is a Harassment Code of Practice and Procedure to follow.
Anyone who feels they are being bullied or harassed or has witnessed bullying or harassment can talk to any Named Person by contacting Student Service.
Other support services are available to all learners who are currently enrolled on a course including counselling and chaplaincy.
Get in touch!
If you have any questions or concerns, we are happy to help.
Contact the IT Helpdesk Team:
Contact the Library Team
Contact the Safeguarding Team
01522 876000 ext: 6219 or 6668
Contact the Student Services Team:
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