Developing Your Career
As a postgraduate student you may be looking to further your career or progress to a senior role, change career direction, or start your own business. Postgraduate study can help to develop the skills you need to give you the edge in an increasingly competitive jobs market.
At Lincoln, we offer a range of support to help you enhance your prospects, from access to our Careers and Employability team throughout your degree, to help from our Business Incubation team to enable you to start your own business.
Lincoln's approach to postgraduate study can help you to stand out from the crowd upon graduation and provides you with the opportunity to be part of our global Alumni Network offering a host of networking opportunities, and events around the world.
Find out more about the support available at the university to help you develop your career.
Careers Support and Advice
The University of Lincoln aims to provide a supportive environment for postgraduate students, helping them build the knowledge and skills they need to develop their career and create a successful future.
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 after you graduate. With bespoke and indepth expertise and knowledge of the graduate labour market, this service includes one-to-one coaching, CV advice, and interview preparation to help you maximise your future opportunities.
You can be fully supported to fulfil your career ambitions during your postgraduate studies. The team works closely with local, national, and international employers, and advertises a range of graduate positions around the country, which can enable your journey into the world of work.
Business Incubation Services
Students can take advantage of the University's award-winning business incubation centre, Sparkhouse, which can give you the space and support you need to get your business up and running. You can also benefit from the collaborative culture within the centre, which is alive with innovation and creativity.
Sparkhouse provides new and expanding businesses with the environment they need to grow and succeed, whether through a physical or virtual tenancy, access to training workshops and expert guidance, or opportunities to network with like-minded entrepreneurs. More than 50 small businesses currently operate out of the facility, spanning a range of creative and technology businesses.
Our dedicated Business Incubation team can provide a mentoring service, advice on business planning, funding and finance, and market research to help you plan, launch, and grow your new business.
Lincoln's Postgraduate Alumni
University of Lincoln graduates have gone on to successful careers around the world. As a graduate you will become part of our global alumni community, and have access to a wide range of services and benefits.
Vicki Phillips, Doctorate in Education, Leading Educationalist
Vicki Phillips was named winner of the British Council Alumni Awards 2017 for her exceptional contribution to creating positive change and improving the lives of others. Vicki has dedicated her career to widening access to learning for children in some of the world's most deprived neighbourhoods. As Director of Education at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, she ran the College Ready Programme for eight years. Vicki is now Chief Education Officer for the National Geographic Society.
Imogen Napper, MSc Biotechnology, Sky Ocean Rescue Scholar
Imogen is currently a Sky Ocean Rescue Scholar and a National Geographic Explorer, with her research effecting behavioural change to prevent more plastic finding its way into the world's oceans. Outraged with the polluted beaches she witnessed on the Surf Society trips during her undergraduate degree, Imogen was determined to help drive environmental change. Imogen has presented her research internationally at conferences and has received significant media attention across major newspapers and TV networks.
Sebastian Cox, MA Design, Furniture Designer
Award-winning furniture designer, Sebastian Cox, developed his unique style at the University of Lincoln and has showcased work commissioned by Sir Terence Conran. He was asked to create a bespoke item of furniture to exhibit as part of The Wish List installation, held at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in September 2014. Sebastian is recognised as a pioneer of sustainable design in Britain.