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Lincoln Award – The Lincoln Geographer Activity Information

This page contains information about activities specific to 40 hours extra-curricular section of the Lincoln Award- The Lincoln Geographer.  All other Lincoln Award activity information can be found by clicking here.

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40 Hours Extra Curricular Activity

For this section of the Lincoln Award- The Lincoln Geographer, you can choose from the options below; 

RGA

The Royal Geographical Association offers an Ambassador role that enables the opportunity to make a direct, positive impact on students’ understanding and enthusiasm about Geography. During this activity you will engage with the professional body that is Royal Geographical Association.  RGA offers a mentor programme for undergraduates with the aim of showcasing Geography across the country to students to increase engagement within the discipline at GCSE and A-level as well as inspiring future careers within the discipline and related sectors.

What’s involved?

Each student would be required to complete a 2-hour training session and then students are able to work with others to engage student engagement across the country within the discipline of Geography.

How to evidence my work?

The 40-hours would be made up from the events and planning and preparation. The event timings would be confirmed via email between the school and ambassadors – this can contribute towards the evidence. Volunteering runs throughout the year and can be completed at any time.

How to get started?

To sign up please click here.

LGA

The Lincolnshire Geography Association offers the opportunity for students to engage with the local community and local Geographical Association. There is the option to become involved within research and sub-groups. 

What’s involved?

Students sign up to the LGA through the Award and would be able to volunteer in the following areas: 

  • Working with Incredible Edible Lincoln Group to map and record edible growing spaces in the City, take part in practical growing sessions in Spring 2021, re-establishing the UoL herb Garden on the Brayford Campus, help identify future growing sites in the city
  • Future Develop the Climate Action in Greater Lincolnshire Database and identify a suitable format to present an accessible online version 
  • Be part of the Lincoln Climate Commission subgroups – research, community engagement, climate action plan. This could include attending and contributing to meetings, supporting the groups by carrying out a range of tasks or co-chairing meetings
  • Help design a Lincoln Sustainability Toolkit – providing information, location/national support (ie grants) and guidance to help residents adopt a sustainable lifestyle 
  • Design a series of graphics for social media and community newsletters/display boards to help share environmental messages linked to an environmental calendar and practical local support and guidance, links to toolkit 
  • Survey and record the natural and social capital of Lincoln’s green/open spaces – i.e. woodlands, wetlands, grassland areas and their capacity to capture and store carbon
  • Support community litter picks 
  • Support community projects such as Hillside Community Garden
  • Support some of the council run volunteer projects

How to evidence my work?

Kate Bell will keep track of volunteering hours and provide email confirmation. You would then submit a screenshot of this email as evidence on your digital pathway.

How to get started?

To sign up to this activity, please email your LGA Advisor who will organise your introduction to the organisation. If you are unsure of your LGA Advisor please click here to email Chris Pugh.

LCC (Lincoln Climate Commission)

The Lincolnshire Climate Commission offers the opportunity for students to engage voluntarily within the climate action group.

What’s involved?

As a student you would be able to volunteer in the following areas: 

  • Researcher – to access and provide the research looking at the wider network of interdependent national, regional, and local ecosystems to guide the activities of the LCC and its sub-groups 
  • Connector – to communicate with other relevant bodies to make best use of available information to support the sub-groups objectives
  • Facilitator – to facilitate transfer of research data amongst the various parties both within the LCC and externally where relevant

How to evidence my work?

Kate Bell will keep track of volunteering hours and provide email confirmation. You would then submit a screenshot of this email as evidence on your digital pathway.

How to get started?

Students sign up to the LCC either through Edward Hanna/ Andrew Kythreotis (lecturers within the School of Geography) or through the organisation themselves by clicking here to email Mike Newton.

LCVS 

The Lincolnshire Community & Voluntary Service offer the opportunity for students to engage voluntarily within a sector of their interest allowing development of key skills for the labour market. 

What’s involved?

  • LCVS will organise a placement with a relevant organisation.
  • Volunteering runs throughout the year and can be completed at any time.

How to evidence my work?

LCVS will keep a log of volunteering hours and provide email confirmation to the student directly upon completion of 40 hours. The student will need to screenshot this email and submit this as evidence on the digital pathway.

How to get started?

Sign up to the LCVS via the School of Geography School Rep, Sophie Leggott, please email by clicking here.

AGES

The Academic Geographic Experience Scheme (former VUROS) is an initiative that allows students the opportunity to engage in areas of academic research. 

What’s involved?

  • This programme can be completed across the length of the degree programme.
  • After expressing an interest, students are required to attend an induction for this initiative.
  • Once this is completed, students will then express their interest in an area they’d like to volunteer in, and then one of the LGA Tutors will organise the arrangements for students/staff to start working together. 
  • Students will then meet with the appropriate academic to discuss the work further. From here, the student is responsible.

How to evidence my work?

  • Staff will have access to an AGES tracker which will allow staff to sign off the number of hours completed by the student.
  • The LGA Lead will provide evidence to confirm completion.

How to get started?

Students sign up to AGES through the Geography Society by emailing the programme lead Chris Pugh and stating their interest. Click here to email Chris Pugh.

Work Experience

Students of whom engage with work experience can contribute 40 hours of such to The Lincoln Award- The Lincoln Geographer. 

If students choose to undertake work experience – this is the sole responsibility of the student to organise – then this can count towards the 40-hour extracurricular section. Students undertaking the placement modules in Second/Third year can use those hours for this option.

How to evidence my work?

We can accept email confirmation from an organisation (this doesn’t need to be formal, just email them with how many hours you have done and ask them to confirm by replying) or a volunteering log.  Simply upload your evidence as a picture, scan or screenshot and we will verify.  

 

All other Lincoln Award activity information can be found by clicking here. If you have any questions, please email the Lincoln Award Team via the button below and we will be happy to help Email the Lincoln Award Team

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