Universities

Lincoln University

Chancellor: Tom C. Lambie
Vice-Chancellor: Dr Andrew West
Main Campus Key Main Campus
Christchurch - Lincoln
Other Campus Key Other Campus Locations
Balclutha - Telford
AQA Academic Audit
Whole institution audit timeline: 2016
Audit Report: October 2012
Funding by TEC
71.4% Teaching and Learning
0.0% Capability
28.6% Research
0.0% Scholarships/Learners
TEC Funding
Delivery by Level
17.4% Level 1–2
15.2% Level 3–4
7.9% Level 5–6
49.6% Level 7–8
9.9% Level 9–10
Delivery By Level
Delivery by Subject
48.2% ​Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies
20.2% ​Management and Commerce
13.8% ​Natural and Physical Sciences
10.9% ​Society and Culture
2.4% ​Architecture and Building
4.5% ​Other
Delivery By Subject

In 2013 the educational performance of Lincoln University (Lincoln) continued to improve on the previous year. Lincoln’s financial performance improved on 2012 to a stable position.

Responsiveness

In the 2013 Annual Report, Chancellor Tom Lambie highlighted a number of Lincoln’s achievements for the year, including the announcement of the Lincoln Hub initiative and completion of the university’s master plan for its campus development. He also cited the agreement of a partnership to support the sustainable development of the Ngāi Tahu farming portfolio in Eyrewell, North Canterbury. The Chancellor further noted that ongoing recovery from the Canterbury earthquakes continues to require a high level of effort and resourcing, particularly in relation to the replacement of physical infrastructure and efforts to grow enrolments to meet the capability needs of the land-based sectors.

Initiatives to reinforce the institution’s land-based specialisation, as highlighted by Vice-Chancellor Dr Andrew West, saw Lincoln focus its portfolio of Bachelor’s degrees entirely on land-based majors and programmes from 2013, which reduced these programmes from 44 to 24 (a 43% decrease). A further achievement was Lincoln entering the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings as one of the world’s top 500 universities.

Lincoln’s enrolments decreased by 12 percent (342 EFTS). This decrease was primarily at Levels 1–2, which is in line with its strategic priorities. The majority of Lincoln’s delivery was at Levels 7–8 (50%), followed by Levels 1–2 (17%) and Levels 3–4 (15%). Lincoln’s main fields of study were Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (48%), Management and Commerce (20%), and Natural and Physical Sciences (14%).

Participation for under-25-year-olds increased by three percentage points to account for 66 percent of total enrolments while Pasifika remained unchanged for 2012. Māori participation decreased slightly to account for nine percent of all enrolments. Lincoln had 487 full-fee paying international EFTS (648 students).

EffectivenessTop

Lincoln continued its increase on course and qualification completions. Lincoln’s high proportion of Levels 1–4 programmes and their nature, limits the applicability of comparison with other universities. As such a more fitting comparison is at Levels 7–10 where performance was above the university sector averages.

Performance of the TES priority groups (Māori, Pasifika and under-25-year-olds) improved on several indicators in 2013. Under-25-year-olds performed better, with rates matching sector averages for both completion education performance indicators (EPIs). Qualification completions continued to increase on 2012 levels for both Māori and under-25-year-olds.

Financial performanceTop

Lincoln had a net operating deficit of $0.4 million before unusual items, an improvement of $3.8 million (3.5%) from 2012. Lincoln continued to be impacted by the effects of the Canterbury earthquakes, with net earthquake-related income of $3.6 million (compared with $0.3 million in 2012). This improved the overall result to a $3.6 million surplus.

Lincoln’s total revenue increased by $4.0 million from 2012 to 2013, while total expenditure rose by $0.6 million as a result of small increases in most expenditure categories. Total assets increased by $10.0 million from 2012 to 2013, to a total of $260 million.

In 2013 three cross-council appointments were made between Lincoln and the University of Canterbury (Canterbury) to promote a closer working relationship. The appointees to Lincoln were Dr John Wood (the current Chancellor of Canterbury) and Bruce Gemmell, while Tony Hall (the Pro-Chancellor of Lincoln) was appointed to the Canterbury council.

TES Priorities

Participation (SAC)
2013 Performance Lincoln
University
University
sector
Students under 25 66% 74%
Māori 9% 10%
Pasifika 1% 7%
Course Completion (SAC)
2013 Performance Lincoln
University
University
sector
All 83% 86%
Students under 25 86% 86%
Māori 73% 80%
Pasifika 59% 70%
Qualification Completion (SAC)
2013 Performance Lincoln
University
University
​sector
All 80% 81%
Students under 25 72% 72%
Māori 67% 71%
Pasifika 28% 59%
Overview of Educational Performance
Enrolments 2013 % of University sector 2011 2012 2013
Student Achievement Component (SAC) EFTS 2% 2,797 3,082 2,740
SAC Students   5,404 6,680 5,710
Educational Performance Indicators - SAC University sector 2011 2012 2013
Successful Course Completion 86% 82% 80% 83%
Qualification Completion 81% 65% 66% 80%
Student Retention 84% 55% 62% 59%
Student Progression L1-4 49% 20% 31% 25%
Overview of Financial Performance*
Summary Financial Statements ($000) 2011 2012 2013
Revenue      
Total government revenue $41,101 $44,867 $41,050
Domestic student fees $8,459 $8,924 $8,902
International student fees $10,616 $10,416 $11,333
Other income (including research) $51,023 $48,819 $55,722
Total revenue $111,199 $113,026 $117,007
Expenses      
Personnel $58,973 $59,972 $61,196
Total expenses $112,138 $116,800 $117,389
Net surplus (after unusual and non-recurring items) $509 -$3,401 $3,564
Assets      
Property plant equipment and intangibles $187,272 $194,546 $201,360
Total Assets $251,505 $250,012 $260,036
Equity (net assets) $216,079 $211,145 $223,398
Cashflow      
Net cashflow from operations $4,375 $5,762 $9,708
Purchase of plant property equipment and intangibles $7,958 $15,806 $10,696
Other      
Staffing FTE 681 666 730
Total EFTS to Total Staff FTE ratio 5 : 1 6 : 1 5 : 1
Total EFTS to Teaching Staff FTE ratio (academic & tutorial) 14 : 1 15 : 1 16 : 1