The Lincoln Award

The Lincoln Award 

The Lincoln Award is designed to support, enhance and recognise extracurricular activity - something that employers want to see on your CV. The award is tailored for each subject and students can be guided through the award by recommendations from the Careers and Employability team to help students make the most of the opportunities available and reach their full potential.

Stand Out from the Crowd

In a competitive jobs market, employers are often looking for candidates who stand out.

The Lincoln Award provides opportunities for you to acquire transferable skills in addition to those you learn on your course.

Hundreds of our students have undertaken The Lincoln Award, and they are the best ones to tell you what the experience has been like for them. 

Hear from Students About How They've Benefited from the Lincoln Award.

In order to complete the Lincoln Award you will need to attend the mandatory activities on the award and record the required compulsory and optional units in the evidence booklet provided at your induction. For more information please visit the Careers and Employability Centre.

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 it before graduation. It is highly advisable to start the award as soon as possible to ensure you secure a place at the required compulsory sessions.

There are many things you can do to help you stand out from the crowd; in fact, you are probably doing a lot of them already. The Lincoln Award provides recognition of the activities you participate in, and supports you to identify the competencies, skills and attributes employers are looking for. The final part of the award involves you learning how to demonstrate these skills and we can prepare you for this by putting you through Assessment Centre experiences with a real employer.

Whatever sector or career path you decide to follow, employers will be looking for evidence of these core skills and competencies:

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving
  • Leadership and management
  • Digital literacy
  • Commercial awareness
  • Resilience
  • Attitude and initiative

Employers want to see evidence from a wide variety of experiences. 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.

Register for The Lincoln Award

Sign up for The Lincoln Award now and you can start to add the benefits to your CV.

Register for The Lincoln Award


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