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Summer Festival of Learning

This summer the University of Lincoln has joined forces with Lincoln SU to bring you the Summer Festival of Learning – three weeks of social, educational and skills based activities to celebrate our community, the city of Lincoln, and getting back on campus.

There’ll be live music, entertainment, film and food alongside social events, sports, and arts and crafts activities. Click the button below to see what’s on across the University.
Summer Festival of Learning

As part of the Summer Festival the Careers & Employability team has organised a special series of events, all designed to help you boost your employability. Check out our schedule below, and make sure to book your place in advance.

Summer Festival of Learning: Careers & Employability 

Click on each event to find out more and book your place. 

Monday 14th June

Lincoln Award Induction

Come along to register for The Lincoln Award – a programme designed to boost your employability whilst you study. Many of the festival’s events count towards your Lincoln Award so it’s worth signing up early. Book here.

Making the Most of Your Summer

Discover great ways to gain valuable work experience and transferable skills through summer activities. Book here.

Tuesday 15th June

Recruitment Skills with Harnham

Learn top tips from a recruitment specialist here to give you the inside track on what employers are looking for in your interview. Book here.

Wednesday 16th June

Strengths Profile


Complete the Strengths Profile Assessment and learn how to show what you have to offer to prospective employers. Book here.

Thursday 17th June

How to Sell Your Skills to Employers

Find out how to give your best first impression on a cover letter, job application, or in an interview by successfully communicating your skills.
Book here.

Friday 18th June

Graduate Careers with... Centrica

Learn about international energy solutions company Centrica and what they are looking for in a graduate employee. Book here.

Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Knew I Needed to Know Them: Ash Billinghay of Rise at Seven


Senior Copywriter and Lincoln Creative Advertising graduate Ash Billinghay gives you his best tips and secrets to making it in marketing and advertising. Book here. 

Monday 21st June

nucleargraduates: Skills & Strengths

Hear about strengths based selection processes and how you can best show off your talents to employers – from a leading nuclear energy graduate scheme. Book here.

Introduction to First Aid

Learn basic First Aid for free! Book here. 

Tuesday 22nd June

Dell Technologies: The Skills Hiring Managers Look For

Join global technology company Dell to learn about the skills they look for in a graduate employee and how you can start developing these at University. Book here.

Graduate Careers with... Pepperells Solicitors

Learn about the legal business and how you can pursue a legal career, even if you’re not studying law. Book here.

Strengths Profile

Complete the Strengths Profile Assessment and learn how to show what you have to offer to prospective employers. Book here. 

Wednesday 23rd June

Test your Skills with BT

Complete a mock assessment centre with national employer BT to learn about their selection process and the skills you’ll need to get a graduate job.
Book here. 

How to Sell Your Skills to Employers

Find out how to give your best impression in a cover letter, job application, or in an interview by successfully communicating your skills. Book here.

Thursday 24th June

Lincoln Award Induction

Come along to register for The Lincoln Award – a programme designed to boost your employability whilst you study. Book here.

Friday 25th June

Civil Service Fast Stream Skills

Learn about the Civil Service’s award winning leadership development programme, what they look for in graduate candidates and how you can develop your skillset whilst you study. Book here.

Monday 28th June

International Students: Working in the UK after Studying

Dedicated session for International Students on the route to working in the UK. Book here.

Tuesday 29th June

International Students: Early Career Planning

Learn how to start planning your career. Exclusive event for International Students. Book here. 

International Students: Prepare Your CV for the UK Labour Market

Hear how to fine tune your CV in order to apply for jobs here in the UK. Exclusive event for International Students. Book here. 

Introduction to the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Ambassador Programme

An introduction to the work of JUST Lincolnshire who work to make the county a safer place to live and work in. Learn about their Ambassador Programme and how you can get involved. Book here.

Employer Spotlight: Enterprise Rent-a-Car

Learn about graduate opportunities with international transportation company Enterprise. Find out about what they look for in a graduate employee and how you can develop your skillset during your degree. Book here.

Wednesday 30th June

International Students: Interview Skills

Looking to work in the UK after you graduate but unsure about your interview skills? Book to complete a mock interview for experience and feedback. Exclusive to International Students. Book here.

Student & Graduate Internships Live

Looking for a paid graduate internship in Greater Lincolnshire or beyond? Learn top tips on how to find an internship and what’s on offer here in Lincolnshire. Book here.

Introduction to First Aid

Learn basic First Aid for free! Book here.

Strengths Profile

Complete the Strengths Profile Assessment and learn how to show what you have to offer to prospective employers. Book here.

EmployAbility Workshop: Talking About Disability with an Employer - Why, When, and How

Learn about your rights in the workplace and explore practical solutions to key issues when disclosing your disability to your employer. EmployAbility are here to answer your questions and explain how they can support you so you can access the career you deserve. Book here.

EmployAbility: Disability in the Workplace 1:1

EmployAbility are providing one to one sessions for students with mental health conditions, disabilities or long term health conditions who would like individualised advice and support about job applications, your rights in the workplace and adjustments to recruitment processes or working conditions. Book here.

Thursday 1st July

Making the Most of Your Summer

Discover great ways to gain valuable work experience and transferrable skills through summer activities. Book here.

Elastacloud: 1:1 Portfolio Reviews

An exclusive opportunity for Computer Science students to receive feedback on their technical portfolios from Lincoln graduates and Data Engineers with ElastaCloud; Richard Pearce and Sandy May. Book here. 

ElastaCloud: The Art of a Good Technical CV and Interview

Receive technical CV advice and interview tips from ElastaCloud who recently launched their graduate programme CloudGrads for aspiring data technologists. Book here.

Creative Careers Showcasing Skills: How to Stand out from the Crowd and Get Noticed

Join Uzma Johal MBE, Co-Founder and Director of Threshold Studios for top tips on showcasing skills for the creative industries. Book here.

 

Friday 2nd July

Lincoln Award Induction

Come along to register for The Lincoln Award – a programme designed to boost your employability whilst you study, and get a head start for next year. Book here.

 

Lincoln Award Logo

Have a part time job? Volunteer? Involved with societies? Why not get something extra for your CV whilst you study? All of these things count towards your Lincoln Award and you may well be doing them already. The Lincoln Award is a programme designed to boost your employability. It asks you to dedicate some time to thinking about your career and the skills you might need for your future. The Lincoln Award runs alongside your degree and is totally flexible. You can choose which aspects of the programme suit you the best and complete the Award as it suits you and your workload. Many of the Careers & Employability events in the Summer Festival could count towards your Lincoln Award, so if you’re planning on coming along, why not sign up at one of our Induction events? Head over to our dedicated page for more information. 

Find an Induction Event

 

Need a summer job?

CareerLinc logoOur dedicated jobs board is available for all students. Find part-time jobs, summer internships and graduate roles, as well as jobs right here on campus which you can fit around your studies. Just log into CareerLinc with your student log in to get started.

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