Postgraduate Reps, elected by their peers at the beginning of the academic year, are organised on a by-School basis (except parts of Lincoln Business School) to represent their peers at Subject Committee Meetings and at wider College and Institutional Committees. This allows them to deliver a suitable level of representation to the number of PG students in their School, and encourages collaboration between courses, however distinct.
Academic Representation News
Students’ Union Advice Centre
While we hope you’ll have a great time at Lincoln, there may be a time when you need advice. Located across from the University Library, our independent Advice Centre means we are able to support you when issues arise, to achieve the best outcome possible and ensure you can continue to have a successful time while studying here. Don’t hesitate to get in touch. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 01522 886669, or come in and see us. You can also find us on Twitter and Facebook: @AdviceLincolnSU and AdviceCentreLincolnSU.
We can help you with...
- Attendance Panels
- If your attendance is significantly low.
- Academic Appeals
- If you feel you have been graded unfairly.
- Extenuating Circumstances
- When personal issues may have negatively affected your academic success.
- Student Complaints
- If you are experiencing significant issues with a member of staff or service.
- Fitness to Practice
- Relevant to anyone studying a Professional Practice course.
- Disciplinary Hearings
- For any actions which infringe the University’s Code of Conduct.
- Academic Offenses
- Plagiarism, collusion, misleading material, cheating, or misconduct in research.
- Balancing Your Commitments
- Advice for balancing your academic and personal commitments, such as work or family.
Issues with Research Supervisors
For our Postgraduate Research Members we also offer support with any issues you may face with your Supervisor. As a Postgraduate Researcher your relationship with your Supervisor is fundamental to your success. It is a partnership which requires flexibility, communication and support from both parties. It can be negotiated and changed as your studies progress, depending on your needs throughout the process – at all times it should be benefiting your work.
You’ll be given the most appropriate Supervisor for your topic and your academic style, and for the most part you’ll always have a positive, worthwhile time with them. However, if you face problems with the support and guidance you are receiving, there is a process through which you can request a different Supervisor. If you feel the need to change your Supervisor, the College Research Degrees Board will be notified of the proposal and ultimately decide whether to approve your request.
Check out some fantastic content from The Guardian about relationships with Supervisors and how to make the best of it.
Making the University a Friendlier Place for All
We recognise that some people may need additional, specific representation and support, and Liberation Societies are one way we are able to make our community inclusive.
Led by the elected Volunteer Officer for each group, Liberation Societies support and represent those who identify within their community. They run campaigns, support national movements, and hold events and social activity to bring people together through their shared needs and experiences.
Get Involved - Get Ahead
Our Volunteering Department has a huge range of opportunities through which you could give something back to the community, gain new experiences, or explore an area of interest.
The Job Shop offers a variety of employment opportunities, should you ever choose to work part-time during your studies. You can sign up for Job Alerts on our website.
You can also access the Lincoln Award, which as a bespoke route for our Postgraduate members. The Lincoln Award is an achievement framework designed to recognise extra-curricular activity and enhance employability, and is tailored for each course.
We also have a range of Sports Clubs and Societies, which are an excellent social and learning opportunity. The Activities on offer are affordable and, in most cases, very easy to fit around other commitments.
Your Postgraduate Community
The time spent with your peers, whether social or academic, is a vital part of your experience. There are a number of ways in which you can get involved in the Postgraduate community here in Lincoln.
Visit Your Venues
Tower Bars provides quality, affordable food in a lively atmosphere, often showing sports, while The Swan is an inviting pub where you can sit back and relax. With an NUS Extra Discount Card you can access discount on our great food and drink prices in both venues. Buy your card from the Students’ Union Reception at just £12 or online.
The Engine Shed is Lincoln’s largest live music venue, hosting a variety of music, comedy and other entertainment throughout the year. You can also book space in our venues for study, events and social activity.
Every pound spent in the venues is reinvested into our services so that we can grow and develop to the benefit of our members – that’s you.
What's on at the Students' Union? Graduate School Mature Student Group
The Graduate School
Provides a rich programme of non-discipline specific education and training, alongside opportunities for peer to peer learning, publishing, doctoral research groups and national and international mobility programmes. Find out more on the Graduate School blog.
Mature Student Group
For our Postgraduate members who identify as mature, we also have a Mature Student Group. They hold meetings and casual socials, sharing in academic and personal interactions within a mature student community. Email them via email@example.com to find out more.
We’re here to support, represent and empower all our members – that includes you. If you ever need anything, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!