Trips – Questions & Answers

The English Language Centre run trips to several different UK cities throughout the academic year.  We have lots of questions about our trips.  You can find answers to the most common questions below.


About the trips

Which cities do you travel to?
There are many different destinations for our trips. Previous trips have included journeys to Cambridge, Manchester, Oxford and Leeds.
When is the next trip?
We will announce the date of the next trip and the destination on the English Language Centre Blackboard community page.  (If you cannot see the English Language Centre in your Blackboard Communities list, we can add you.  If you have questions about Blackboard, please visit our Blackboard FAQs page.
How much do the trips cost?
The price for the trip tickets may vary depending upon the destination.  Trips normally cost around £12, however please check the Blackboard announcement for the exact amount.
How do we get there?
We travel by private coach.
How long are the trips?
The coach will leave the University campus in the morning and bring you back in the evening on the same day.  The coach will usually leave Lincoln at 8:30am and depart from the city about 5:00pm.  Time of arrival back in Lincoln will vary.  Again, please check the information on Blackboard for more details about this.
How do I get a ticket for the trip?
You can buy a ticket for the trip from the University of Lincoln shop online.  We will include a link to the online shop on the Blackboard announcement


Booking Issues

I booked a place on a trip but I didn't get my confirmation email - what should I do?
If you have booked a place but didn’t receive an email confirmation please email, providing:

– the date of the trip

– your full name

– your student ID number

We will check our passenger list for you.  If you are not on our list, you need to buy your ticket again.

I clicked the link on Blackboard but I can't find the trip page on the University online store - why?
Please check the dates in the announcement- have you missed the deadline for buying your ticket?  If you have not missed the deadline, but are having technical issues, please contact  You should include a screenshot of any error message.  This will help us to find out what is wrong.  Thank you.
I missed the deadline for buying a ticket. Can I still book a place on the trip?
No sorry, you cannot buy tickets after the deadline has passed.  We can add your name to the waiting list and let you know if someone decides to cancel their place.  Please note that if we contact you to tell you that there is a place available you still need to pay for your ticket and you must provide the following details:

– Your full name

– Your Student ID

– A UK mobile number for contact

– Any health issues we should be aware of (e.g. asthma, diabetes etc).


Friends & Family

My friend is a student at the University of Lincoln but they are not an international or EU student, they from the UK - can they come on the trip with me?
We organise these trips for international and E.U. students in mind, however we understand that you may enjoy the trip more if you can take a friend with you, therefore your friend can join you on the trip.  They need to go to the University of Lincoln shop and buy their own ticket.  Use the link on Blackboard and ask them to fill in the form with their details.
I want to book 2 tickets - 1 for me and 1 for a friend, but the booking system will not let me. How do I get 2 tickets for me and my friend?
The booking system will only allow you to buy 1 ticket per person, therefore we recommend that your friend books their place separately.  If there is a reason your friend cannot book a ticket, please contact us and we will do our best to help you.


I fyou have any further questions about our trips, please email and we will help you.