Skip to main content Skip to footer

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.

Mental Health Charter

The University of Lincoln has signed up to the Mental Health Charter, which provides a set of evidence-informed principles to support universities across the UK in making mental health a priority.

Your Careers & Employability service have identified resources to support you to manage your mental health during your career planning.

We have categorised these under three headings below that reflect the stages students typically encounter during their career planning journey.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and in urgent need of support please visit this webpage from wellbeing.

a student smiley and chatting to another students

Preparing for Work:

Life Skills: Managing Stress

Burnout, anxiety, and stress are familiar feelings amongst university students, all of which can negatively impact the way you function in your daily life. Keep an eye on our live events for support to manage these feelings.

Find an upcoming event for this workshop here.

Life Skills: Presenting with Impact

Public speaking and presenting have always been daunting concepts for students, but that changes now! These live workshops will help you to feel more confident when delivering presentations. Look out for the workshops on our events page.

Find an upcoming event for this workshop here.

Life Skills: Influencing Others

Approaching difficult conversations and handling conflict are challenging yet necessary skills for successful communications and positive relationships. Book via our events page to join this live workshop to learn how to build rapport and influence others.

Find an upcoming event for this workshop here.

Life Skills: Understanding Behaviours

This workshop aims to help you understand your own behavioural drivers and their impact, as well as aiding the development of your emotional intelligence, both of which are vital skills for the building and maintenance of positive relationships. Keep an eye on our events page for the next date.

Find an upcoming event for this workshop here.

Overwhelm and Stress

Stress is a natural human experience, but sometimes it can build and lead to overwhelm and anxiety.  In this pre-recorded workshop we delve into the neuroscience behind why we feel stress and share practical tools and techniques to help relieve its symptoms so you can handle life’s challenges with a renewed sense of calm and contentment.

Watch this webinar here.

Turning self-doubt in to strength

Do your feelings of self doubt hold you back from applying for opportunities you really want? During this pre-recorded workshop you will identify what imposter syndrome is, in careers and across all walks of life and how it can be turned into a positive strength.

Watch this webinar here.

How to build resilience and take control

In times of great uncertainty, loss of focus and indeed finding purpose in the day to day is a struggle, now more than ever. How do you cope with the uncertainty of the times we live in? What can you do to empower yourself and take back control? This pre-recorded workshop helps to answer these questions.

Watch this webinar here.

Student Services confidence and resilience workshops

The Student Wellbeing Centre will be running various workshops and skills groups throughout the academic year. For more information on these, please email studentwellbeing@lincoln.ac.uk

You can find out more information here.

Career Planning Podcast

Steep Hill Careers Podcast series has been created by the Careers & Employability team to help you explore different challenges you may face throughout your career planning. The podcast features students, university staff and alumni as guests and topics include application overwhelm, dealing with rejection, telling an employer about a disability or health condition, and mental health in the workplace.

You can listen to the podcast here.

 

Applying for Work:

Mental Health and Invisible Disabilities: Navigating Graduate Recruitment

This webinar from EmployAbility will explain how you can access support when applying for graduate jobs. Addressing the fear of stigma, discrimination and recruitment – this session will advise on the adjustments available and your right to these, empowering you to be more confident when submitting applications.

Watch this webinar here.

Overcoming Career Fear: Networking, Interviews and LinkedIn

Overcome the fear of meeting people and discover how to network as an introvert in this pre-recorded workshop.

Watch this pre-recorded workshop here.

Diversity and Inclusion and tips for staying resilient during the job search

A short video from Enterprise Rent-a-Car sharing tips on how to stay resilient during the job search.

Watch this video here.

Talking about disability and mental health: when, where and how?

A 30 minute webinar explaining The Equality Act and how, why and when to talk to an employer about your mental health, disability or health condition.

Watch this webinar here.

Disability career guides

If you have a mental health condition or other health condition which negatively impacts your day to day life you may find these Disability Careers Guides from MyPlus Student Club useful. Each guide provides you with the expert advice you need to successfully apply for jobs and progress through the recruitment process. Full of case studies and advice from disabled employees these are a must read for any applicant wanting to land their dream job.

Read these career guides here.

How to stop procrastinating

Pre-recorded webinar introducing you to tools and techniques helping you to stop procrastination.

Watch this pre-recorded webinar here.

Building self-care in to your job search

A short guide to help you to introduce self-care in to your job search.

Read this guide here.

Applying for jobs

A short article from mind addressing topics such as ‘can an employer ask about my mental health when I apply for a job?’, ‘when can an employer ask about my mental health’ and ‘what questions can I be asked if I am offered the job’

Read this article here.

 

Transition to Work:

Talking about disability and mental health: when, where and how?

A 30 minute webinar explaining The Equality Act and how, why and when to talk to an employer about your mental health, disability or health condition.

Watch this webinar here.

Depression and your career

Spotting signs of depression in yourself and others when job searching means that you can implement the self-help strategies covered in this workshop to help move you out of depression, or recognise when you need more professional help.

Watch this pre recorded workshop here.

Freelancer Wellbeing Hub

Here you’ll find lots of ways to help you take care of your most important business asset – YOU! Including a wellbeing quiz which will sign post you to relevant resources, may be particularly of interest to students interested in Film & Television careers.

Read more about this here.

How to be mentally healthy at work

In this article from Mind, learn how you can be mentally healthy at work, with suggestions for what you can do and where you can get support if you experience poor mental health.

Read this article here.

Mental health and your career

The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. Here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Check out their career path resources.

Read more about The Mix’s career path resource here.

Access to work

Access to Work can help you get or stay in work if you have a physical or mental health condition or disability. The support you get will depend on your need and includes advice about managing your mental health at work.

Read more about this here.

 

Welfare Benefits:

Most people who study full-time aren’t able to claim welfare benefits, but there are lots of exceptions and it’s important that students who can get benefits are aware of everything they can claim. It’s also worth knowing that part-time students can access the benefits system and part-time study is an often overlooked option for people whose health or caring responsibilities mean that they need access to a wider range of support.

The main groups of full-time students who can claim benefits while studying are:

  • People with disabilities or long-term health conditions
  • People with children

The Student Support and Advice Centre can offer:

Benefit checks

These are useful for prospective students who want to know how becoming a student will affect their existing benefit claims, or for newly enrolled students who want to check that their student income has been properly taken into account by the Jobcentre or local authority.

People considering higher education need to be sure that they are in a financial position to take up the course and we can help by looking at the changes that becoming a student will make to their financial situation.

Help with Claims

The process of claiming disability benefits in particular can be quite complicated and we are happy to help with the application forms and with gathering evidence in support of claims. Also if the claim isn’t successful we can help with reconsiderations and appeals.

We’re not usually able to represent people at Social Security Appeal Tribunals because of resources, but we will do all we can to help a claimant (and their family or friends if appropriate) to prepare for appearing in front of a Tribunal.

If we’re not able to help throughout the claim (eg. because the claimant has completed their studies) we can signpost them to specialist help in their local area.

After studies

Full-time students become eligible for benefits at the end of their studies and this is often sooner than people realise. For example, final year undergraduates often think that they remain students over the summer, but they are entitled to benefits as soon as the course ends, even if they don’t have their results, or they have resits, or they are continuing to postgraduate study. Many people lose out on financial help that they’re entitled to during this time. The Student Support and Advice Centre can help by talking to any student whose course is ending about what happens next and what they’re entitled to claim.

 

Contact advicesupport@lincoln.ac.uk for further information and advice.