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Prepare for Your Future Career

We pride ourselves on helping our students achieve excellent career prospects. While you are at the University of Lincoln, you will have different services at your disposal that will help you best prepare for your future career. This continuous support has helped 96% of our most recent graduates find work or be in further study six months after completing their course, with almost three quarters in graduate-level roles, according to the most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education.

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Graduate Success Stories

We have award-winning graduates among our alumni, and some have taken on leading positions in industry and government.

Read our graduate success stories

Careers and Employability Service

The University’s Careers and Employability team offers qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University and once you graduate. This service includes one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise your future opportunities. 

Having achieved new knowledge and skills through your degree studies, you can be fully supported to fulfil your career ambitions. The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world. It advertises a range of graduate positions around the country which can enable your journey into the world of work. 

Research and Postgraduate study

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As an undergraduate student at Lincoln, you can get involved in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Scheme (UROS). This is a chance to engage in existing or engaging research alongside our academics, helping you to improve your skills and employability. Students and staff collaboratively bid for funding to support students during this project.

You may be eligible to apply for UROS during your second or third year and, if successful, you will receive financial support to enable you to participate in a live academic research project. Many projects tackle real-life issues facing society, and students can use this research experience to continue on to postgraduate study or when applying for employment. 

Choosing to undertake postgraduate study is another way to build on your academic credentials. With a wealth of programmes on offer across the science, social science, arts and business disciplines, a postgraduate qualification from Lincoln could help you to stand out from the crowd and excel in your chosen career.

This next level of study can help you to further your skills and knowledge in your chosen field and may enhance your prospects. You can find out more about both of these options by searching through our courses

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Your Graduate Career

Our Careers Service works closely with regional and national employers, organising job hunting workshops, employer mentoring schemes, careers fairs and employer presentations.

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The Lincoln Award

Employers are looking for candidates who stand out from the crowd and have developed their skills and ambitions - the Lincoln Award is a way to enhance your CV and gain valuable work experience while you study.

Work Experience

Many of our students choose to undertake a work placement during their course to gain industry experience and apply their knowledge in a professional setting.

Term-time Work

Working while you study can be a great way to build on your skills, earn extra money, meet new friends and improve your employability once you graduate. The Careers and Employability Team and the Students' Union can support you in finding paid work.


Santander Partnership

Santander provides generous support for University of Lincoln students and academics, giving them access to international scholarships, mobility awards and research grants as well as a programme of internships with local businesses to help develop professional and entrepreneurial skills,

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Careers and Employability Team

Telephone: +44 (0)1522 837828



Twitter: @UOLCareers

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