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On-campus doctor

When you enrol at the University of Lincoln, you will also have the opportunity to register with our on-campus GP. The University’s Health Centre is situated in the Marina building on the Brayford Pool campus. The Centre is a NHS General Medical Practice and offers medical services to students.

An experienced team of doctors and nurses can provide help when you have a specific medical problem as well as giving more general health and lifestyle advice.

You can register at the practice on enrolment day or at any time during your stay here. During the holidays, you will still be able to see your doctor back home as a temporary patient.

Opening times

Monday to Friday, 8am to 6.30pm with appointments between 9am to 5pm.

An out-of-hours emergency service is available at other times.

Contact the University Health Centre on +44 (0)1522 870010


Health services in Lincoln

There is an NHS Walk-in Centre situated in the town centre, ten to fifteen minutes’ walk from the main Brayford Pool campus. The centre is open 8am - 8pm, seven days a week including Bank Holidays (the Centre is closed on Christmas Day and Easter Sunday). No appointment is necessary and the team there can help with minor injuries and illnesses, health advice and information.

The NHS 111 service is available in Lincolnshire for you to call when you need urgent help or advice, are unable to wait for an appointment to see your GP or if you are unsure of who to call for medical help. In a life threatening emergency, you should call 999.

There are a number of pharmacies in the town centre, close to campus, where you can pick up prescriptions and buy over-the-counter medicines.


Useful contacts

NHS Walk in Centre
63 Monks Rd

Telephone: 01522 528153

NHS Direct

Telephone: 0845 4647

111 Urgent Care

Telephone: 111 (please note this number is available in Lincolnshire only but is not available UK wide)

The Accident and Emergency Unit of the Lincoln Hospital is located 20 minutes walk away from the University’s main campus.



Student Wellbeing Centre

If you have a disability, a learning difficulty, mental health or medical condition, the University has a specialist department, DART, committed to providing you with advice and a range of specialist services.

These services include:

  • Advice and guidance on accessing support for study skills and learning strategies
  • Screening and assisting with obtaining a diagnostic assessment for dyslexia
  • Information on Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs)
  • Assessments of course-related and IT needs
  • Advice on personal matters relating to your disability.


The Health and Safety Department

Health and Safety is everyone’s responsibility. The Health and Safety Department are here to provide advice about safety management.

For more information, please access the webpages below

Our blog site - Health and Safety Studenthttp://uolsafetystudent.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/

The Health and Safety Portal pages for studentshttps://ps.lincoln.ac.uk/services/registry/hs/SitePages/Default.aspx



University of Lincoln Assessment Centre (ULAC)

We are committed to helping all of our students fulfil their potential and get the most from their time at Lincoln. For UK students in receipt of a Disabled Student’s Allowance (DSA) for a disability, learning difficulty or medical condition, the University’s Assessment Centre can provide a needs assessment to identify any support you may require in your studies.

This support could be in the form of specialist equipment, software or services and will be specific to your needs and the course you are studying.

Apply for a needs assessment.

Contact us for a confidential discussion of your needs on + 44 (0)1522 886400 or emaildart@lincoln.ac.uk.


Opening times

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am to 5pm

Wednesday: 9.30am to 5pm

Friday: 8.30am to 4.30pm

LUAC is located on the Brayford Pool campus. The Centre is a member of the National Network of Assessment Centres (NNAC) and one of the first to be awarded the Disabled Students Allowance Quality Assurance Group (DSA-QAG).



Counselling Service

Should you need it, the University offers a counselling service. This is free, confidential and open to all students. You can speak to professionally trained counsellors about any personal concerns that are affecting or worrying you.

Some of the issues which are brought to the service include:

  • Adjusting to university life
  • Relationships
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Difficulty studying or concentrating
  • Homesickness
  • Bereavement
  • Stress.

The service is available for you to use in the way that most suits your needs. You may benefit from one session or a counsellor can provide longer term support over a series of sessions.

For more information or an appointment, contact +44 (0) 1522 886181 or email counsellors@lincoln.ac.uk




The University’s Chaplain offers pastoral care to anyone in the University. If you need someone to listen, want to share good news or bad, have issues surrounding work, relationships or life in general, then the Chaplain is here to help you.

The Chaplain can put you in touch with local faith communities and help you find a place of worship or help you to continue to pursue your leisure interests and hobbies within the local community.

For international students, the Chaplain offers a special welcome which includes a programme of visits to places of interest.

You can contact the Chaplain via the Student Support Centre or call +44 (0)1522 886079 or emailchaplaincy@lincoln.ac.uk



Terrence Higgins Trust

Terrence Higgins Trust are commissioned by the county council, to run the outreach chlamydia screening programme across Lincolnshire.

We offer a free chlamydia testing and information service to 15 – 24 year olds in a variety of settings.

We attend pubs, clubs, shopping centres, colleges, universities, leisure centres, festivals etc..

The test itself can be completed by filling out a small form, then either providing  a urine sample for males or a self swab test for females.

We also give out freebies to everyone who tests, including pants, socks, glasses, keyrings wristbands and condoms.

Since the outreach programme began four years ago, we have offered our service to over 27,000 young people.


Terrence Higgins trust Lincolnshire – 01522 552324



Lincolnshire Police provide the following tips for personal health and safety:

1. Think Ahead - don't walk home alone late at night - arrange in advance to stay with a trusted friend or pre-book a taxi

2. Never leave drinks unattended in pubs or clubs - when you go to the toilet, ask your friends to keep and eye on your drink. Men's drinks get spiked too. If you suspect your drink has been spiked, contact a member of staff or tell a trusted friend

3. Don't show off your cash, mobile phone or laptop, or leave them lying around - never leave your bag, wallet or purse unattended and don't carry your chequebook and card together. Take oit protection for your credit cards and note all your card details at home, so that you can cancel them quickly if they're stolen

4. Try to go to the cashpoint in daylight if possible - be aware of people standing too close to you and always conceal your PIN. If it's dark, go with a friend if you can and don't check your money if full view

Visit www.lincsalert.co.uk to find out more



Counselling Directory

Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourrges those in distress to seek help. The directory contains information on many different types of distress, as well as articles, news, and events. Find out more at www.counselling-directory.org.uk 


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