Life at Lincoln
Lincoln University is a diverse, collaborative and friendly community. We enjoy studying, learning and growing together in an environment of safety, inclusion and respect.
Starting at Lincoln
When you begin studying with us, you’ll find all the support you need to feel at home and part of our whānau.
Hui Whakawhanaukataka | Orientation
Be sure to take part in Hui Whakawhanaukataka | Orientation, an important start of the journey towards becoming part of our Lincoln University whānau.
Locate all of the key areas on campus, including lecture theatres, accommodation facilities and cafés.
We offer a range of different accommodation options, including fully-catered and self-catered living arrangements.
Specialised support is available for international students to assist with settling in to a new country.
Māori ki Aoraki
Our Māori and Pasifika team are here to support you on your educational journey, including study, scholarships, wellbeing and cultural support.
Pasifika ki Aoraki
Kia orana, talofa lava, malo e lelei, nisa bula vinaka, fakaalofa lahi atu, taloha ni, fakatalofa atu, halo oloketa
Lincoln University Students' Association (LUSA)
LUSA provides advocacy and support, events, a variety of clubs and other great services for all our students.
Graduation is a once in-a-lifetime event, allowing you to celebrate your accomplishment with friends and whānau.
Faith, Belief and Religion
Our on-site Chaplains are available to assist our entire whānau with their emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
Connect with Raftr
Raftr is Lincoln University's online social community, where you can share information, create groups, promote events and connect with other students.
You’ll find plenty spaces on campus where you can meet up with other students or sit quietly to work or reflect. Grounded is a centrally-located meeting point with a great café, plenty of seating and a games room. There’s also a mini-theatre for watching movies or mini-seminars.
The headquarters of LUSA (Lincoln University Students’ Association) are located in Grounded, which is on the ground floor of the George Forbes Memorial Building.
Upstairs, you’ll find two dedicated postgraduate areas where students socialise, collaborate and share knowledge. There are kitchen facilities, whiteboards and study spaces.
We also have a Chapel, Musalla (Islamic prayer space) and Te Whare. If you need a quiet space to study, the library in our iconic Ivey Hall building has private cubicles, bookable group study spaces and computer hot desks.
A distinctive learning experience
We're globally recognised leaders in land-based and primary sector education, so hands-on learning is built into our programmes.
You’ll be working on farms and alongside industry and rūnanga to build your knowledge and experience. This helps you to cultivate specialised skills relevant to your study topic, which makes you even more attractive to employers.
Examples of practical experience include:
- Attending careers fairs where you connect with potential future employers
- Participating in field trips, where you practise your learning in a land-based context
- Carrying out practical work assignments that build your real-world experience
- Using the Lincoln University farms and campus as your living laboratory
- Taking advantage of our online learning options, giving you the freedom to earn a world-class qualification in your own time.
Manaaki Tauira - Supporting student needs
A big part of the Lincoln experience involves nourishing our culture as a whānau. This means looking after yourself and those around you, as well as accessing our comprehensive support options when you need them.
Here are some of the ways we look after each other:
- Promoting being an upstander not a bystander
- Involving students in designing wellbeing initiatives for students
- Having a SAFELU app for quick access to support pathways and contacts
- Having a dedicated Wellbeing and International Support team
- Working closely with LUSA to ensure consistency and accessibility of support services
- Collaborating across the university to put student care first.