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North Lindsey College
What we can offer you
The Higher Education Administration Team is situated in the Nigel Dransfield Building.
The Information & Advice Office is open from 9.00am to 6.30pm Monday to Thursday, 9.00am – 4.00pm on Friday offering a range of services including assistance with UCAS and student finance.
Contact the University Centre on 01724 294 125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
UCNL programmes are validated by four degree-awarding bodies: University of Lincoln, University of Hull, Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Huddersfield; the awarding organisation, Pearson oversees BTEC Higher National courses. We have a range of Bachelor’s degrees, foundation degrees, initial teacher education, Higher Level and Degree Apprenticeships and Higher National Certificate and Diploma (HNC/D) programmes. The College is an approved Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Centre.
The University Centre’s innovative Scholarship, Engagement and Employability (SEE)
The University Centre’s innovative Scholarship, Engagement and Employability (SEE) model assumes the viewpoint of a student entering college-based higher education. It has evolved based on observations of practice and successes of students and academic staff. SEE encourages students to insert an ‘aspirational lens’ and to look beyond the formal and explicit curriculum identifying opportunities to recursively craft and apply their skills and knowledge. Through subject based enhancement activities developed and supported by tutors, repeated engagement challenges students to take on a more active roles.
Scholarship, Engagement and Employability all play a significant role in the overall quality of the learning experience for our students. We are committed to ensuring connectivity between these three aspects of the learning experience. SEE will provide our students with the opportunity to enrich and extend their learning experience beyond the boundaries of the programme of study, demonstrating knowledge and understanding through applied situations. Ultimately, the aim of this agenda is to develop graduates who possess those essential skills which will enable them to make valuable contributions to society and have the ability to adapt to new challenges. We hope that SEE helps students to insert that aspirational lens!
Teaching Excellence Framework
As part of the DN Colleges Group, the University Centre received a Silver Award under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) which confirms the University Centre’s high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students and that it consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK Higher Education.
The TEF panel identified that students achieve excellent outcomes and there are outstanding levels of satisfaction with academic support, assessment and feedback.
Our Academic Advocacy (AA) system combines subject focused academic development with pastoral care. Academic Advocates provide a consistent approach to monitoring the progress of students and providing personalised support where required.
The University Centre works in partnership with specialist disability support providers, to ensure that students receive bespoke learning support. Initial disclosure of additional learning support is discussed at the enquiry and interview stage. This assists students with applications for the Disabled Students’ Allowance.
The HE Learning Support Coordinator is available to support students at all levels of study. Difficulties covered range from medical issues and physical disability through to specific learning difficulties e.g. dyslexia. Many students access support for advice and information on a wide variety of topics associated with individual study needs, ranging from:
- Physical and mobility difficulties
- Hearing impairments
- Visual impairments
- Specific learning difficulties including dyslexia and dyspraxia
- Mental health problems
- Medical conditions e.g. epilepsy, chronic fatigue syndrome
The Student Opportunity Fund is available to qualifying students who face financial hardship and difficulty. Applications to the non-repayable fund can be made at any time throughout the academic year. Following a standard assessment, students may qualify for a termly payment based upon their attendance. In the instance of unexpected large expense students may alternatively qualify for a short term repayable loan.
The Children’s University is an international initiative which encourages all children aged 5 to 14 years old to take part in activities mainly outside school hours, with a focus on encouraging those who would benefit most to participate. The aim is to offer young people the opportunity to broaden their experiences, including engaging in new activities, and finding out about local sectors and future employment opportunities. The North Lincolnshire Children’s University has the remit to work with all schools across North and North East Lincolnshire.
Effective employer partnerships continue to demonstrate innovative approaches towards course design which provides opportunities for students to extend their understanding of workplace practice. Academic staff are encouraged to translate research interests into curricular development whilst engaging our students as partners. Strong employer links enable knowledge exchange through collaboration which brings businesses, universities, the College and public sector together to enhance the impact on regional workforce development and support economic growth.
The University Centre is committed to actively engaging employers in the development of new vocational curriculum in order to ensure that our provision supports the development of graduates with the expertise needed by local industries.
Our Learning and Teaching Strategy presents, as its core elements, the importance of learning opportunities, learning and teaching, employability and lifelong learning. Great emphasis is placed on the pre-entry phase of the student life cycle to increase preparedness for and confidence in embarking upon a higher education experience, particularly for mature students. There are long-established student representation models across the provision – students are active partners in the formal review of quality assurance processes and the enhancement of learning opportunities. Alongside representation at University Committees and programme evaluation, the Student Society provides the opportunity for students to provide feedback, share ideas and suggestions with regards to their student experience. The observation of learning and teaching scheme encourages teaching staff to consider the rationale for selected learning and teaching strategies while also encouraging them to reflect on their teaching practice following feedback Deliberate steps have also been taken to develop the presence of scholarship in the University Centre. Examples of impact include: staff currency in their academic disciplines, recognition by external examiners; scholarly publications and staff-student research collaborations.