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This section of the website is devoted to live Q&A sessions with our own advisers or external employers. We will promote the Live Q&A’s in advance and you can also access session archives below.

Careers Resources for Staff

Academic staff play an important role in student engagement with Careers & Employability.  Please encourage your students to engage with us from Level 1.

If you have any questions, ideas or would like to discuss how we can support you and your tutees please get in touch.

Here are some initial activities students should be encouraged to complete;

Careers & Employability Skills Assessment

Skills Assessment

Our online Skills Assessment provides students an opportunity to reflect on their current skill set and inform their future activity. The Skills Assessment is informed by the graduate labour market.   

Students will receive their results and have the option of sharing a copy with you as their personal tutor. 

Once students have completed the online Skills Assessment, you can suggest students compare their current skills and attributes with those needed for a particular job or industry. You can get students to do that by referring them to the links provided under Career Options.

Career Options

Prospects are an organisation who provide graduate career and postgraduate study recruitment options and work in close partnership with HE and further education (FE) professional bodies and government. We signpost students to Prospects for the most up to date information. There are 2 activities we recommend students complete;

‘What Can I Do With My Degree?’; this is really helpful for all students whether they have considered their career options yet or not;What Can I do with My Degree?

Job Profiles; this section is really useful for students to explore and gain an understanding about different industries and job roles; Job Profiles

Career Resources

Careers on Demand

We provide a wide range of specific resources and online learning to support students in exploring their career options and develop their skills. In this section you can find recordings of careers events and workshops, our in-house written resources and online learning like our exclusive LinkedIn Learning Pathways, and Digital Skills courses.

Careers On Demand

CV Review Tool

Our CV Review Tool is an AI CV review tool which instantly checks CVs and provides detailed feedback on how they can be improved. Students upload their CV and receive a score out of 100. They also get a full report on what they’ve done well and what they need to improve in order to increase their chances of securing an interview. The tool is free, quick and simple to use, and gives an insight into what employers are looking for – whether your CV is being reviewed by a person or going through a computerised checking system. 

Once students receive a score of 70 or more on the review tool they can book a Careers Clinic appointment with one of our Advisors for more personalised advice. 

CV Review Tool 

Interview Review Tool

Students can also access our Interview Review Tool which allows them to practice their interview skills and provides instant feedback so they can improve their performance. Mock interviews can be personalised so students are asked questions based on the content of their CV, and students can also access interview training tools within the tool to hone their skills. 

Interview Review Tool


We run daily events including; support sessions for all aspects of the recruitment process, industry information and employer led events.  Our advisers have produced specific sessions in response to COVID-19 and the impact on the labour market.  All of our events are currently being delivered online, the live events are available to view and book via our Events Calendar; Events Calendar

We also have recorded careers webinars which students can access here; Recorded Webinars

Encouragement from Personal Tutors has a big impact on student engagement; please do share our event updates if you are able to.

Lincoln Award

The Lincoln Award is our employability framework, designed to support students to develop and learn how to demonstrate their employability skills, full details can be found via the button below;  Lincoln Award

The award is assessed by participation in an Assessment Centre, each one partnered with an employer, providing a realistic experience of the graduate labour market in a safe and supported environment.  The award is relevant to students from any degree discipline and provides excellent preparation for all career paths.

Please encourage your students to sign up to get started!

There are several specific award options for students with particular career interests;

The Lincoln Award Teacher Training combines the Lincoln Award framework and support with a 2 week internship in a school; Lincoln Award Teacher Training

We also offer The Lincoln Award Global, designed for students interested in exploring global career opportunities;The Lincoln Award Global 

We also offer a partnership Lincoln Award with Lincolnshire Police. This is recruited for via an annual selection process.

One to One Appointments

Our Advisers offer a range of appointments; currently delivered by email, phone or video.

Careers Guidance Appointments; to explore options, support with decision making or if the student is unsure of their career direction.

Careers Clinic; to support with CVs, personal statements or job applications. 

Skills Appointments; for activities such as mock interviews and more in depth application or recruitment support.

Job Vacancies and Employment Options

CareerLinc is our online portal where students can view vacancies; part time jobs, placements, internships and graduate roles.  Employers list their graduate vacancies, both local and national across all industries, with many of them specifically looking for University of Lincoln students.

Please encourage students to explore our jobs and employment options web page; Jobs and employment options

Equality and Diversity Job Seeking

If you are speaking with students who would like further information and support on equality and diversity issues around career planning and job searching, please refer them to our page on equality and diversity;Equality and Diversity Job Seeking

Online Mentoring

Lincoln Connect is our online mentoring platform where students can seek support from graduates working in a variety of industry. Particularly helpful for students who might prefer to initially develop their networking skills remotely, mentoring can help students to;

  • Explore their options for the future
  • Gain insights into different roles and industries,
  • Develop their communication skills and grow their professional network
  • Increase their confidence

Please encourage students to connect with a mentor on the platform. Lincoln Connect can be accessed via the button below. Please open this in Google Chrome to ensure full functionality. Lincoln Connect

Opportunity funding

The Careers & Employability Team have a pot of funding available for students who meet certain eligibility criteria to put towards costs associated with employment and experiential learning opportunities, such as work experience and networking events.

If eligible, the student can apply for up to £500 towards costs that may make accessing the opportunity too expensive.

Before applying, students are encouraged to read all of the information in this document and be prepared to answer any questions in response to their application. Home and EU students are eligible; international students are not eligible on this occasion due to the funding source.  

For more information visit the page via the button below.Opportunity Funding

International Students and Global Opportunities

We have a range of resources and activities to support students from overseas or those students seeking opportunities abroad.  Please refer students to our advice page for either international students or global opportunities .International StudentsGlobal Opportunities


Our full range of services are available to students for up to 2 years after their graduation.  We have a dedicated section for graduate support via the button below. Graduate Support