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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.

Activity Information

Careers & Employability workshops; these are all being provided online.  Please book via our Events calendar. Remember these count for the C&E workshop section and also additional sessions count as chosen activities.Events Calendar

-LinkedIn Learning; we have 8 LinkedIn Learning Pathways which you can count as Chosen Activities from communication to digital skills, use this time to upskill, full details on the Online Learning page.LinkedIn Learning

-Careers Explorer Activity; not sure on the direction you want to take?  Complete the Careers Explorer Activity for support with your research and it counts for 2 Course Related Activities.Careers Explorer Activity

Once inducted onto the Lincoln Award students have access to a digital pathway on CareerLinc.  This is where you submit all evidence and can monitor your progress.  If you have any issues with the system please email lincolnaward@lincoln.ac.uk.

Pathway Assessment

This is the stage where you think about where you are currently and what skills and experiences you would like to develop. At Induction the Adviser will support you to think about your options and provide you with details of relevant activities. You will also be introduced to the Careers & Employability Online Skills Assessment; after Induction this will be your first activity on the award. Completing this will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses. Your results will help you to decide which activities you may like to take up on the award.

Start the Online Skills Assessment

Activities

In order to complete the Lincoln Award you will need to have completed 40 hours of Extra Curricular Activity, 2 Chosen activities and 3 Course Related Activities.

You provide evidence of your activities on your digital pathway on CareerLinc. This is where you submit all evidence and can monitor your progress.   You can do this by uploading screenshots, scanned copies or photos or any evidence you have. Full details are provided on CareerLinc. If you have any issues with the system please email lincolnaward@lincoln.ac.uk.

If you have any suggestions of activities that you think would benefit students taking part in the Lincoln Award please let us know the details of these activities and we can explore their potential.Visit CareerLinc

Extra-curricular activity

If you are looking for part time work, work experience or volunteering there is lots of help available;

Vacancies

CareerLinc is our online portal where all vacancies are advertised; part time, placement, work experience and graduate roles.  All students are already set up on the system so simply use your University log-in to get started!  CareerLinc

Community Volunteering

The Students’ Union run a Community Volunteering brokerage system where they place students in local volunteering opportunities, varying from one-off to regular roles. Community Volunteering

For support applying for access Careers Clinic- this is currently provided as a 15 minute bookable appointment. You can book all appointments on CareerLinc. Our Skills Advisers are available to support you with all aspects of job search or the recruitment process for any role; part time, placement, work experience or graduate.

All hours must be from one type of activity, e.g. part time work, volunteering or work experience.  However once you have chosen the type of activity you can use multiple activities to make up your hours.  For example if you have chosen volunteering as the type of activity you could use 20 hours of volunteering with Oxfam and 20 hours of volunteering as a committee member of a society.  However you cannot mix the type of activity e.g. you could not use 20 hours of part time work and then 20 hours of volunteering.

Chosen Activities

Chosen Activities are relevant to all students and may not relate directly to your subject area or chosen career field. All Careers and Employability events are counted as one chosen activity. Careers and Employability facilitate workshops on a daily basis to support you with a range of employability topics including; CVs, Networking, Resilience and many more. Every week there are also multiple employer presentations from a wide variety of local, national and global employers. To see the full timetable of events and to book see our event page. Our Events

For students on the Lincoln Award there are also Skills Sessions which support you to develop practical skills such as first aid or sign language. You will be updated regularly on all events throughout your time on the award. You can also have activities you organise yourself verified; you will receive advice on this at induction.

Course Related Activities

Course Related Activities are those associated with your school of study. We work closely with academics to inform you of recommended and approved activities which are happening within your school.  These include employability modules, employers presentations, guest lectures, alumni events and many more.  The Careers team also organise Course Related Activities throughout the year.  You will be informed of the criteria for Course Related Activities at your Induction and we will keep you updated regularly on all events throughout your time on the award.

We also provide some online options;

Careers Explorer Activity (2 Course Related Activities). Click below to access and complete this activity; Careers Explorer Activity

Pathway Reflection

The Pathway Reflection is part of the final stage of the Lincoln Award. This stage should be completed before the Assessment Centre Experience. Your digital pathway on CareerLinc will show your progress on the award and you will be able to book your Pathway Reflection once all your evidence has been approved.

Our online Pathway Reflection is a 20 minute live group session; you will be reflecting on your development; the activities you have taken part in and the skills you have gained from these.  You will also be preparing for the Assessment Centre Experience.  The Careers Adviser will use information, reflection techniques and a follow up activity to support you to develop your confidence in demonstrating your skills to employers.  This session will help prepare you for graduate recruitment; focusing on interviews and assessment centres.

Assessment Centre Experience

The Assessment Centre is the final stage of the Lincoln Award- this is where you put your skills to the test! Full details about our Assessment Centre can be seen here:Assessment Centres