Student Advice & Support

We all need someone who can support us. Our advocacy service is informal, professional and confidential; 100% independent from the University, which means the advice we provide you will always be in your best interest. 

Our Student Advice and Support Service is:

  • 100% confidential

  • Here to help you understand your options, rights and responsibilities


Our team is here to help whether your issues are:

  • Academic

  • Financial 

  • Personal 

  • Anything else


Still don't think we can help? Get in touch anyway, we can work collaboratively with all of the University's support services so we can point you in the right direction.

Need some help? Contact Kate

Kate Lindsay
Student Advocacy & Voice


P: 03 423 0582

Student Hardship Fund

LUSA and Lincoln University provide an emergency Hardship Fund to assist students who are struggling financially due to unforeseen and unexpected circumstances. The purpose of this fund is to support students whose studies are seriously compromised by financial hardship beyond their control.


If this sounds like you, please come in to LUSA to have a chat about it, or email

We will help you figure out the best way to get you out of your jam and support you through it.​

Community Pantry

The Community Pantry gives free essentials to students suffering hardship.


You choose what goes into your parcel from a range of canned goods, cereals, carbs and proteins, whatever will help you get through the week and fill up your cupboards. 

Just fill out our form and then come to LUSA talk to Kate.

Personal Help

If you have tenancy issues, childcare worries, car troubles, or if your personal life is a mess and you're not coping—come and chat with us, or email There is always something that can be done to make things easier and the team at LUSA have the know how to get you back on your feet and performing at the top of your A-Game.

Mental Health

Mental health issues can affect anyone, especially a great number of students and young people during what can be a very stressful time of your life.


Lincoln University has excellent counsellors available at Student Health—but we understand that, when you're struggling, it can be really difficult to take that step through their door. We can help you to organise appointments, introduce you to the right people, and (metaphorically) hold your hand as we get you back on track. Email or visit us at LUSA to get in touch.


Helpful links:

The Low Down


If you have any questions or require help, come into LUSA.











Contact Us

P: 03 423 0578


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