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The Lincoln Live Lounge is a regular series of livestreamed, interactive talks featuring a variety of special guests alongside University of Lincoln staff, students and alumni. Conversations cover a diverse range of topics relevant to anyone considering higher education, whether that’s exploring graduate careers in particular industries or tips on the university application process. Audiences can follow along live at home on our website, YouTube or social media, and ask questions in the chat for real-time answers from our online panel and special guests.

Recent Live Lounge guests have included broadcaster and naturalist Chris Packham CBE, former Poet Laureate Dame Carol Ann Duffy, and reality TV star and musician Wes Nelson. The 2021 Lincoln Live Lounge season kicked off with teachers turned football managers Danny and Nicky Cowley offering a three-part masterclass in leadership, teamwork, and performance analysis with academic specialists from Lincoln’s sports science and business subject areas.

The Lincoln Live Lounge usually takes place each Wednesday or Thursday afternoon, and also forms a central part of the University’s regular Virtual Open Days and Offer Holder Days, where prospective students and their families can interact directly with University staff and students on topics such as accommodation, the admissions process, and student support. If you miss any Live Lounge talks, you can catch up later through our Lincoln on Demand platform or head further down this page to watch previous sessions.

 

Details of Our Upcoming Talks:

DateSubjectSummaryTime
Wednesday 21 April 2021 Live Lounge with Jon Snow

From the fall of the Berlin Wall and the release of Nelson Mandela, to the War in Iraq and Barack Obama's inauguration, legendary journalist Jon Snow has reported on some of the biggest new stories of the last three decades. Best known as the longest-running presenter of Channel 4 News, Jon will share his experiences and advice in a very special Live Lounge.

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Tuesday 27 April 2021 Virtual Open Day We've modelled our Virtual Open Day on our full open day experience, so you can start your visit by getting to know the city, taking a virtual tour of our specialist facilities, or learning more about our student accommodation options in our Information Zone. Pose questions to our staff and students in real-time as you follow livestreams in our interactive Live Lounge, streamed simultaneously to our website, YouTube, and Facebook channels. 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday 8 May 2021 Virtual Open Day We've modelled our Virtual Open Day on our full open day experience, so you can start your visit by getting to know the city, taking a virtual tour of our specialist facilities, or learning more about our student accommodation options in our Information Zone. Pose questions to our staff and students in real-time as you follow livestreams in our interactive Live Lounge, streamed simultaneously to our website, YouTube, and Facebook channels. 10:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday 8 May 2021 Online Offer Holder Day At the moment, we can't welcome visitors physically onto campus due to the coronavirus restrictions, so our Offer Holder Days are immersive live online events you can join in from home through a web browser. A key element of the day is a subject session led by an academic tutor. This could be a seminar, a lab session, or a workshop and will be delivered through a virtual classroom. 10:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesday 19 May 2021 Virtual Open Day We've modelled our Virtual Open Day on our full open day experience, so you can start your visit by getting to know the city, taking a virtual tour of our specialist facilities, or learning more about our student accommodation options in our Information Zone. Pose questions to our staff and students in real-time as you follow livestreams in our interactive Live Lounge, streamed simultaneously to our website, YouTube, and Facebook channels. 4:00pm - 6:00pm

 

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Virtual Open Days

Just like our regular Open Days, our online offerings allow you to find out more about the course or courses you are interested in, speak to staff and students about their experiences of Lincoln, find out more about the support services available, and explore our campus and wider city.

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Watch Our Lincoln Live Lounge Highlights

Whether you missed any of our Lincoln Live Lounge streams or would simply like to watch them again, you can catch up with all the highlights below.

These talks feature a wealth of exclusive speakers including University academics, students, and alumni as well as A&E Doctor and UK Government's Youth Mental Health Ambassador Dr Alex George, naturalist and BBC presenter Chris Packham CBE, recording artist and Love Island contestant Wes Nelson, and former Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.

As well as watching our live and interactive talks on this page, you can also find out more about us via our Lincoln on Demand feature which offers you the chance to discover Lincoln when you want and where you want!
 
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Dr Alex George and the Importance of Mental Health

This exclusive Live Lounge features the UK Government's Youth Mental Health Ambassador and Love Island star, Dr Alex George, in conversation with Lincoln's Head of Student Wellbeing, Julie Spencer. Find out about the range of support and services available to you at our University.

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Accommodation Tour and Q+A

Take an exclusive virtual tour of some of the University's newest accommodation and see some of our student's key questions answered by our dedicated team. 

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Wes Nelson - Getting Into the Music Industry

Catch up with a very special Live Lounge to hear from recording artist, Wes Nelson, in conversation with our very own DJ Craig Bratley who discuss tips on how to get into the music industry.

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Tackling Environmental Challenges with Chris Packham CBE

Naturalist, broadcaster, and Visiting Professor Chris Packham CBE joins Lincoln SU's Bailey Merchant in this very special Lve Lounge on takling climate change.

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Danny and Nicky Cowley - Factors Affecting Optimal Performance in Sport

Danny and Nicky Cowley share their particular insight and chat with Lincoln's Dr Sandy Willmott about the elements that may affect the sporting performance of athletes.

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What Careers Can a Degree in Sport, Exercise, and Health Set You Up For

Catch up with Sport and Exercise Psychology lecturer, Dr Trish Jackman, to gain insight into the ways our sport, exercise, and health graduates can strengthen their employability skills within these sectors.

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Top Tips on Writing Your UCAS Personal Statement

Whether you are thinking about joining us in 2021 or at a later date, this Live Lounge covers all the top tips you need to consider when writing your UCAS Personal Statement.

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Poetry with Dame Carol Ann Duffy

A real must-watch for fans of literature and poetry! This Live Lounge features special guest and Visiting Artist at Lincoln, Dame Carol Ann Duffy, who recites selected works of her prize-winning poetry.

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The Next Generation of Gaming

Calling all gaming afficionados! This special Live Lounge shares insight into the potential future of video games with the Unviersity of Lincoln's Dr Chris Headleand and Lincoln Games Computing PhD students.

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Danny and Nicky Cowley - Management, Leadership, and Decision Making

You can watch the University of Lincoln's Dr Hanya Pielichaty and Dr Craig Marsh discussing the key principles involved to become an effective leader with our special guests, Danny and Nicky Cowley.

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Start Making Friends for Life

We're all about looking to a brighter future! If you're joining us this year, find out how you can start making friends for life with our special friends-focussed Live Lounge.

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Top Tips on Making the Most of University

Whether you are hoping to join us in 2021 or thinking of joining university at a later date, catch up with Lincoln student, Sophie to discover her top tips for making the most of your time when you join us.

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Parents' Talk

If your son or daughter is applying for university, catch up with this special parent/guardian-themed Live Lounge chat and Q+A featuring our Students' Union VP, Bailey Marchant and her mother.

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US Presidential Elections

This Lincoln Live Lounge features a lively discussion all about the US Presidential Elections that took place in November 2020. You can hear from the University's Dr Finn Pollard, Alex Lewczuk, and Dr Mike Slaven who are experts in their field. 

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Danny and Nicky Cowley - Optimal Performance and Sport Psychology

Watch former Lincoln City managers Danny and Nicky Cowley in conversation with the University's Dr Trish Jackman for an insight into the factors that can affect sporting performance.

Modern University of the Year

The University of Lincoln, UK, has been named as the Modern University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.

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Lincoln on Demand

Interested in finding out more about the University of Lincoln? Lincoln on Demand provides you with the perfect opportunity to explore our campus, chat with students, and find out more about your chosen subject area - where you want and when you want! You can also join our weekly Live Lounge sessions and hear from a range of guest speakers every Wednesday.

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Great Reasons to Study at Lincoln

There are many great reasons why our students and staff are proud of the University of Lincoln, including our award-winning teaching, specialist facilities, and close links with industry.

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Make Friends for Life

You can start making new friends before you even arrive at Lincoln by registering with our Friends for Life initiative. The scheme uses social media to connect you with like-minded students waiting to join us by matching interests.

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