Lindisfarne has been welcoming students through its doors since 2009, and we count it a privilege to have been part of so many students’ journeys. We launched the Alumni Network with our first event in October 2018. The next Alumni event will be held in October 2021. Please contact us for more details.
Through the Alumni network we offer a way for people to stay connected, receive regular updates and support the work of Lindisfarne College of Theology. Students automatically become part of the Alumni Network when they complete their studies with us.
Annual events host an array of guest speakers. In previous years we have welcomed The Very Reverend Michael Sadgrove, former Dean of Durham, The Right Revd Helen-Ann Hartley, Bishop of Ripon, and The Right Reverend John Pritchard, former Bishop of Oxford.
We ask previous students to please let us know if their contact details have changed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic and Pastoral Support
From the beginning, help is available from individual tutors. Each student has a personal tutor with whom they meet once a term. Students are also encouraged to talk to their local church leaders, who are often well placed to understand the particular context and to direct individuals to appropriate support (and sometimes they have key resources on their own shelves!).
Our chaplains help with the leading of worship on evenings when we meet for learning and to be available for the personal support of all Lindisfarne students.
Coffee breaks and student relationships are all potential sources of support, and chaplains and those leading modules are encouraged to keep a watchful eye for student wellbeing and to draw alongside them if appropriate.
We have a flexible approach to personalised learning which includes many strategies to make life easier for students.
All students are offered the opportunity of attending a study skills day in the first term, timed to take place after induction is completed and study has begun, to allow for reflection on the experience so far. Before this, the student handbook includes advice and sources of support for specific study skills, and at the study skills day individuals are encouraged to reflect on their preferred learning styles and preferences, and the opportunities and constraints of their study context, and to develop strategies to deal with these. The experience so far is reviewed, and the day also covers the following main topics: information skills (including an induction into the use of the Religious Resources Centre, reading too much/too little, making notes, academic reading, referencing sources, writing skills.
We know that these are effective because of the amazing attainment of our former students, many of whom were new to academic study, or returning to it after some time.
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) support:
LCT operates as an inclusive environment for all students. A range of support is provided by the staff team, to provide the best possible learning experience for those who need some extra support. We also have a nominated SEND Tutor.
The LCT Bursary Fund has been set up to provide financial assistance to independent students in meeting the fees of their programme of study at LCT. View the Bursary Fund Information Sheet.
For students: download a Bursary Fund Application Form.
If you would like to donate to the Bursary Fund to support independent students in meeting their fees, please use the button below.
North East Religious Resources Centre:
At Lindisfarne we have the privilege of working alongside the North East Religious Resources Centre (RRC). Boasting over 37,000 individual items, the RRC is one of the largest religious resource centres in England. Based in our Durham and North Shields centres, Lindisfarne students have access to a diverse and well-stocked collection of resources to support their studies.
Moodle for students:
Our students are required to submit all coursework on Moodle, our easy to use online learning platform. Module guides and assignment schedules are available online, as well as e-journals and other subject specific material.
Our student Moodle page can be accessing by clicking here.
Those who have not used an online submission system before should not worry. This is part of the induction for new students and staff and tutors are there to help.
Below are links to other websites that may be useful:
- Durham University
- Common Awards
- North East Religious Resources Centre
- Durham Cathedral Library
- Church of England website
- Central Readers’ Council
- Ordained Ministry
- Shepherds Dene Retreat House
- Emmaus Youth Village
For those returning to study after a long break, or whose previous study has been in subjects that are not essay based, the BBC Skillswise website might be useful.