The Principal, Dean, Assistant Dean, Senior Tutor, and Academic & Residential Tutors live at the College. Senior Staff and Tutors provide a co-ordinated program of academic support and individual assistance. They share the responsibility of creating an environment where the student members of the College are assisted to reach the academic goals that they have set for themselves.
Lincoln College offers a comprehensive Academic Program, managed by the Assistant Dean. It is comprised of small group tutorials, individual consultations, drop-in sessions, seminars and other related activities.
Academic sessions are organised by academic coordinators, academic tutors, sessional tutors and senior students. They have been appointed to provide intellectual leadership within the College, assisting students with their studies. College academic sessions also provide a space in which tutors can encourage students to explore educational philosophy and essential research skills, and assist students in the development of good study habits and time management skills.
The APS (Academic Peer Support) Programme is composed of senior students who make themselves available to assist junior students in their own discipline. Through this programme, students can seek academic assistance from their fellow peers. In addition to cultivating leadership skills, this system promotes sharing of knowledge among students across a range of disciplines, thus, diversifying friendship groups and allowing a more rounded approach to university life.
Lincoln College has close ties with their past collegians and this relationship proves beneficial to their students. Mentoring Dinners held twice a year provide platforms for students to learn and network with experienced people who have already succeeded in their chosen fields. This also opens up contacts within industries and allows for sharing of wisdom towards career success.
The College Staff plays an important role in providing student welfare support to all Collegians. There is a particular emphasis on supporting students who are away from home for the first time and going through the transition from secondary to tertiary education.
Lincoln’s attitude to student welfare is enshrined in the statement: Whatever your cultural background, academic discipline or university, Lincoln will look after you.
We have in place a range of student welfare support mechanisms to ensure that all students can feel safe and at home while living at Lincoln. The Principal, Dean and Assistant Dean all attend to student wellbeing matters, and the Residential Tutor Team have the primary responsibility of ensuring that the students in their care are successfully integrating into university and college life. The Residential Tutor Team are trained in leadership, community building, mental and physical first aid, conflict resolution, referral, equal opportunity and fire safety, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of every student at Lincoln.
In addition, Student Wellbeing Officers (SWOs) are support people within the College who are aware of issues of harassment and have been trained to assist you with any difficulties you may experience. They report to the Dean and the Student Relations Committee. SWOs are available in the College to deal with any matter in which a resident becomes the object of unwelcome and unwanted behaviour within College. They also fulfil a sober mentor function at College events to ensure student safety. Should you require advice you may speak with a Student Wellbeing Officer at any time as they can provide confidential support and advice.
The photographs, room numbers and telephone numbers of the trained Student Wellbeing Officers will be on display in the Dining Hall, on the College intranet (Nova), and around the College.
Student Wellbeing Officers also participate in a range of fundraising and community development activities throughout the year. In 2009, they held a Global Dinner to raise awareness of conditions in third world countries, and held a fundraising afternoon tea for Breast Cancer Research, to name a few.