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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.

Lincoln Award Global Activities

In order to complete the Lincoln Award Global you will need to have completed 40 hours of Extra Curricular Activity – this can be any kind of voluntary work or a paid-role. It does not have to be in an international setting, but you must be able to reflect on how you have developed global skills in this role. You must also complete a series of activities: you can book online through our events page; select activities highlighted as ‘global’.

You will need to provide evidence of your activities in your booklet. You can do this in two ways:

  • You can ask the relevant person to sign the appropriate area of your booklet to confirm that you took part in the Activity. For example, ask your employer to sign that you have completed 40 or more hours or work.
  • Or you can evidence your activities by bringing the relevant documentation to a member of the Lincoln Award team and they will sign your booklet. For example, bring in an email from your employer confirming that you have worked 40 hours or more to have your Extra Curricular Activity signed off.


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

Academic Activities

The Lincoln Award Global emphasises the need to understand and develop intercultural skills and a global mind-set. Where possible, explore activities within your course and outside of your course that feature these global themes. We work closely with academics to inform you of recommended and approved activities which are happening around the University. These include employability modules, employer presentations, guest lectures, alumni events and many more. Examples include:

  • Global Graduates - lecture delivered to LIBS students as part of the core C&E module
  • Global Working - L2 Interior Architecture and Design for Exhibitions and Museum

Extra-Curricular Activity

All hours must come 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.

Global Workshops and Chosen Activities

Global Workshops will run throughout the year, and will cover information specific to international students, and UK home students. Attending one workshop is counted as one chosen activity (unless marked otherwise). Topics include:

  • Why not go abroad? Understanding how to get started working and studying overseas
  • Preparing for work in the UK (for International students)
  • Making the most of your time in the UK (for International students)

See the Global Workshops that are organised by us on our events calendar, by following the link below. Events Calendar

The Global Opportunities Team, English Language Centre and the SU also run specific events, advertised on their websites. Every week there are also employer presentations from a wide variety of local, national and global contacts. To book, please go to our Events page.

Examples of activities that you can put towards this element of the award are:

  • Training to be an international student ambassador
  • Attending an International Student Association committee meeting
  • Attending an event on campus with a global theme
  • Language courses
  • Peer mentoring between international and home students (at least three interactions with your mentor/mentee – ask the Careers Adviser International for more information)
  • Community event in Lincoln or around the UK
  • Attend an international careers fair
  • LinkedIn Learning course on a global theme

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.

Pathway Reflection

This is a group session designed to facilitate learning about your completed activities as part of the Lincoln Award Global. Specifically, we will look at the skills and learning objectives covered in the induction event, and track your progression towards your own employability goals and your development of global skills. We will also spend some time preparing for the Assessment Centre Experience.

Assessment Centre Experience

This event is ran in collaboration with an employer. You will be asked to complete a one to one interview, group task and written task. You will receive feedback following the event – students who pass the assessment centre will be invited to our celebration event! You can find more information on the Assessment Centre Experience on our page here, aswell as tips to help you succeed.