Creating Opportunities and Connections
At the University of Lincoln, we aim to share our knowledge and expertise while bringing businesses together.
We offer a range of opportunities and events for businesses to engage with the University, our students, and other organisations in various sectors, enabling them to share ideas and create opportunities for innovation and development.
Our business events include informal networking, workshops, conferences, sector specific briefings and ‘Dragon’s Den’-style opportunities for businesses. We also support our partners in delivering their events to provide opportunities for peer-learning, engagement with experts and shared experiences, as well as collaborative working.
We deliver an annual calendar of events across Greater Lincolnshire. Topics can include innovation, collaborative research and digital-led technology within different sectors, exploring exporting, and general marketing support and advice. We strive to offer a different experience at each of our events to ensure out attendees gain the most from the day and continue to gain an insight into the business support services available across the University.
Engaging with our Networks
An exciting new initiative founded by the School of Engineering and Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (GLLEP) Manufacturing Board, offering huge potential to support the manufacturing sector across the region and bridge the gap between academia and manufacturing businesses.
The network will work to support the growth and development of SMEs by promoting best practice, manufacturing solutions and partnership opportunities, and will showcase technological advances, cutting edge thinking and act as a knowledge-transfer vehicle between academia and industry.
Attend events, engage with fellow industry-specialists and tackle some of the challenges facing the sector as part of a wider community.
Organised by the University's Lincoln International Business School, LIBS Connect is a quarterly networking event through which our business community can engage with our team and their peers. It aims to provide themed events throughout the year focusing on topics that are most relevant to members. For more information visit LIBS Connect.
Ignite is a quarterly networking event hosted by Sparkhouse, the University's incubation centre for start-up companies. The event provides a range of opportunities to meet with other businesses and hear from key guest speakers covering a current topic of interest for small businesses. Visit the Sparkhouse website to find out more.
Connecting with our Students
Every year, the University's Careers and Employability Team hosts a careers fair, ‘Find Your Feet’. With thousands of visitors and dozens of exhibitors, this is a great way to network with our students, staff and like-minded organisations. As well as graduate opportunities, the event encompasses work placements, postgraduate study and gap year opportunities.
We develop and host a range of employability themed events throughout the year. ‘Career Wednesdays’ is our regular programme of guest speakers from industry, who present to our students on a Wednesday afternoon about their sector, organisation or simply to offer advice to enhance graduate employability.
Zoe Easey, Epix Media Ltd
The Find Your Feet fair was a great way for us to build awareness of our business with the students at the University. Many of them leave the county not knowing there is a thriving creative and technology sector right on their door step.
Get in Touch
For more information about the opportunities to connect with our students, or to get involved, contact the Careers team.
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