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.

Campus spaces

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.