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Lincoln Award

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What is the Lincoln Award?

The Lincoln Award is an employability framework designed to support, enhance and recognise extracurricular activity.

The award is tailored for each subject and every student is guided through the award by recommendations from the Careers and Employability team. This support ensures students make the most of the opportunities available and reach their full potential.

Why should I do the Lincoln Award?

  • Enhance employability through skills development
  • Gain recognition for achievements
  • Participate in activities, meet new people and have fun!
  • Put yourself to the test and face an employer in the Assessment Centre Experience

Every year the number of graduates is increasing and the competition is getting tougher. Employers are looking for candidates who stand out from the crowd and have developed their skills and ambitions - a degree is no longer enough to get you the job you want.

There are many things you can do to help you stand out from the crowd; in fact, you're probably doing a lot of them already. The Lincoln Award provides recognition of the activities you participate in, and supports you to identify the competencies, skills and attributes employers are looking for.  The final part of the award involves you learning how to demonstrate these skills and we make sure you’re ready by putting you through our Assessment Centre Experiences with a real employer!

Whatever sector or career path you decide to follow employers will be looking for evidence of these core skills and competencies:

  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Leadership & Management
  • Digital Literacy
  • Commercial Awareness
  • Resilience
  • Attitude & Initiative

 Employers want to see evidence from a wide variety of experiences; citing examples from your course is not enough.  By completing the Lincoln Award you are not only supported in developing these competencies and skills but also in building the confidence to communicate your university experiences and successes to future employers.

When can I do it?

The Lincoln Award is open to all students currently studying at the University of Lincoln. You can start the award at any point and must complete it before graduation. It is highly advisable to start the award as soon as possible to ensure you secure a place at the compulsory sessions required.

How do I start and complete the Lincoln Award?

In order to complete the Lincoln Award you will need to attend the mandatory activities on the award and record the required compulsory and optional units in the evidence booklet provided at Induction.  For more information please visit the Careers and Employability Centre.