The Lincoln Award
*Enhance your employability though skills development
*Gain recognition for your achievements
*Participate in activities- meet new people, have fun!
Every year the number of graduates is increasing and the competition is getting tougher. Employers are looking for candidates who stand out from the crowd and who have developed their skills, abilities and ambitions– a degree is no longer enough to get you the job you want.
There are many things you can do to help you stand out from the crowd, and in fact you’re probably doing a lot of them already. The Lincoln Award is recognition of the activities you participate in, and something employers will see as the evidence you have proactively developed the competencies, skills and attributes they are looking for.
Whatever sector or career path you decide to follow all employers will be looking for evidence of these core skills and competencies;
• Problem solving
• IT skills
• Leadership and team management
• Time management
• Emotional intelligence
• Customer care
• Enterprise skills
Employers want to see evidence from a wide variety of your experiences- citing examples from your course is not enough!
By completing the Lincoln Award you are not only supported in developing these competencies and skills but also in building the confidence to communicate your university experiences and successes to future employers.
The Lincoln Award is an achievement framework designed to support, enhance and recognise extra-curricular activity.
The award is tailored for each subject and every student is guided through the award by recommendations from their college Careers Adviser. This support ensures each student is making the most of the opportunities available and reaching their full potential.
The Lincoln Award is open to all students currently studying at the University of Lincoln. You can start the award at any point and must complete before graduation. It is highly advisable to start the award as soon as possible to ensure you secure a place at the compulsory sessions required.
Please visit the Lincoln Award website for full details of criteria, workshops and how to register;