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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

Once inducted onto the Lincoln Award, 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

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

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.

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In order to complete the Lincoln Award you will need to have completed 40 hours of Extra Curricular Activity, 1 Careers & Employability Workshop, 2 Chosen Activities and 3 Course Related Activities.

Extra-curricular Activity

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


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

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.

The Students’ Union has several different activities that count towards your Lincoln Award. Click the below button to see these suggested activities that you can get involved in. Activities with the Students' Union

We can support you in applying for opportunities. 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. Visit our Services for Students page to access support. 

Careers & Employability Workshops

Careers & Employability Workshops are all being provided online.  Please book via our Events calendar. Remember these count for the Careers & Employability Workshop section and also additional sessions count as chosen activities, as do all Employer Events too. Events Calendar

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

Did you know if you miss an event you can watch the recording and this can also count towards your Lincoln Award? You must watch at least 30 minutes of a session to count this activity- please submit details on your digital pathway and we will verify this for you.

Click here to watch past Employer Events and recorded Careers & Employability Workshops can be found here.

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

British Sign Language

British Sign Langaue are now offering courses for only a small donation. Completion of this course counts as 2 chosen activities.British Sign Language Course

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.

Careers Explorer Activity

Are you 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

Lincoln Connect Reflection

Would you like to gain valuable insight and make connections with those established in careers you aspire to?  Join Lincoln Connect and start building relationships.  Use the reflection sheet below to use this for a Course Related Activity.Lincoln Connect Activity

Pathway Reflection

Our online Pathway Reflection is a 1 hour 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 Skills 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