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Lincoln Award FAQs

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How do I sign up for the award?

To start the award you need to book on to an Induction Event; you can do this by visiting our ‘Events’ page on the website. See Events page

How do I evidence my 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
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How do I know if an activity/event can be counted towards the Lincoln Award?

If you are participating in any employability related activity which is not listed you can have this verified by submitting through your digital pathway on CareerLinc.

What if I have questions during my time completing the award?

If you have questions, booking problems or would like a chat about your progress visit the Careers Centre, located on the ground floor of the Library and open Monday-Friday, 9am- 4:30pm. You can also email any questions you have to; You will be contacted regularly to update your progress throughout the award.

What is the Assessment Centre Experience?

To complete the Lincoln Award, you must meet the pass criteria at one of our assessment centres.  We provide assessment centres throughout the year, so you won’t ever have too long to wait when you are ready to finish. Each of our Assessment Centres is partnered with an employer to ensure you have the most realistic experience.  You can see more details on our assessment centres here

How will I be assessed?

You will be scored on all activities and you must meet the pass mark in order to complete the Lincoln Award. Feedback on your performance in all areas will be provided.

What happens if I fail the Assessment?

If you fail the Assessment Centre you will be supported at a one-to-one appointment with an Adviser to discuss your feedback. You will also be able to attend one more Assessment Centre to attempt to pass and complete the Lincoln Award.

Does the Lincoln Award count towards my degree?

No, it doesn’t contribute towards your degree but it does go on your degree transcript as an additional achievement.  As well as providing recognition, by the end of the Lincoln Award you will also have the tools to confidently communicate your skills and experiences to future employers. 

How much does The Lincoln Award cost?

Completing the Lincoln Award is free of charge. There is no fee for any compulsory elements or most of the optional activities. However some optional activities incurs a charge (such as external courses)- full details of any cost will be available on the booking information.

How long do I have to complete the Award?

There is no time restriction to complete the Lincoln Award other than making sure you complete before the end of your studies. However the Assessment Centre Experience is only available at certain points of the year and there is a cut-off point each year to complete in time for the annual Lincoln Award celebration event which is held in May or June. You will be given this information when you register and kept up to date with Assessment Centre dates.