Lincoln First Year

The Lincoln First Year (LFY) project is a collaboration between the University Library and Digital Education & Student Experience and is overseen by DVC Prof Liz Mossop. The aim of the project is to ease the transition of new first year students into university with support and resources provided in advance of them starting and available to them throughout their first year.

Learning OutcomesLearning Objectives
Prepare students for study at University
1.Students can access information to orientate and prepare them for living at Lincoln, find out what`s available and how to access campus facilities and meet social distancing requirements in agile ways when they do so.
Introduce the ENABLE approach to teaching
1.Activities introduce students to the main ENABLE online learning platforms and teaching approaches they will use on their courses.
2. Websites and course documentation provide common definition of main teaching terms and learning activities.
Address technical requirements before teaching starts
1.Online activities enable students to test their hardware/software and digital readiness for remote learning and with opportunity to access follow up technical and other support services as required.
Enable Schools and Colleges to build local communities of learners with some capacity for wider connectivity
1.Schools, Colleges and student support services build on LFY resources as one community so students can interact socially with others on their course through initial tutoring, student wellbeing and other support activities before Get Started week.
Learning outcomes and objectives for the project

In 2020, the project was delivered via the Student Life and Learning at Lincoln websites, with students encouraged to download and sign up to the Student Life app to get regular updates and take part in challenges prior to arrival.

The content guide available via the button below provides details of the resources that were made available to students.

Learning at Lincoln

Developed in collaboration with the Library, the Learning at Lincoln website is a digital resource which supports student transition to university, by introducing the concepts of study and learning, enhancing attainment through the introduction of learning styles and teaching methods.

This tool consists of student-made content giving peer-to-peer advice and guidance and resources created by academic tutors, course leaders and support services all designed to help new students make a successful transition to study at university.