Mental Health Awareness Week | 8-14 May 2017

MentalHealthAwarenessWeek-blogIt is Mental Health Awareness Week (8th-14th May 2017). Two out of three adults will face mental health problems in their life, from a panic attack to depression, with “younger generations more impacted” according to the Mental Health Foundation. The Uni of Lincoln has the Student Wellbeing Centre [Twitter @UniofLincolnSWC] and SU Welfare services  [01522 837000 | advice@lincolnsu.com] for under and postgraduates to contact confidentially.

For staff the University of Lincoln Wellbeing saidCome and join our free events taking place throughout Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 promoting Surviving or Thriving?  Learning techniques and methods to deal with stress and anxiety can help to relieve the symptoms. During this week you will have the opportunity to discover more about mental health; find out what you can do to build mental resilience; explore how to reduce stress; and experience how laughter yoga can improve your wellbeing. Continue reading

Charlotte Downie, FTV Student | My Erasmus Exchange in Austria

Charlotte Downie a Film and Television Year 2 undergraduate at LSFM posted about her 3-month Erasmus exchange at Alpen-Adria University, in Klagenfurt. She would recommend this international opportunity, that is open to FTV students only.
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On hearing of the chance to live and study in Austria, I knew this was an opportunity I didn’t want to miss. I had never been to Austria, only known people who had been but the chance of learning a new language and to experience a different culture whilst living in the country was an exciting prospect.  

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Hannah Skidmore, Class of 2014 | Assistant Producer, HEAR Video

HannahSkidmore_2014GradOur 2014 graduate Hannah Skidmore tells us about a Higher Education project that has gone live this month with a final video. She worked as an Assistant Producer at Nik Morris Associates during the production of the HEARoes advert . It was released via The Student Room site.  Hannah’s asking Universities for feedback about an online service for students:

HEAR, or ‘Higher Education Achievement Report’, is a service being rolled out at universities across the UK to record and verify the achievements and experiences of a student. They can can consult the electronic document throughout their studies, and it becomes fixed after graduation. The HEAR helps them find their path, it helps them better manage their efforts and time, it reassures them that unexamined activity contributes to intellectual and personal growth, and on leaving it helps them prove the value of everything they did during their university years.

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Christmas Greetings to all our Alumni

Happy Christmas to all our Alumni
from @lincolnmedia – our Twitter Account

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CAN YOU SPOT ONE OF YOUR FELLOW GRADUATES IN THE PICTURE?
(Clue after leaving Lincoln he went to the National Film and Television School)

(from Chris Hainstock)

Jelly Lincoln – network and share your work on 24 October in LPAC

From Chris Heighton:
Jelly-logo-copyrightJelly Lincoln is an opportunity for University staff, students & Lincoln-based businesses and organisations to meet informally, exchange help, advice and ideas but also to explore new projects, partnerships and collaborations. The idea behind Jelly is that you bring your work to the event, so if you’re working on research, strategy, essays, external projects, funding applications, course modules – bring your laptop, books and your work with you!  Continue reading

From Third Years to Freshers – Our Advice

Rachel HagreenHello! I’m Rachel Hagreen, a third year Media Production student. This is my first official post as a LSM student blogger, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to hand out a few pieces of advice for first year students studying Media Production or Film and TV, although the advice will almost certainly be useful for any student!

Two years ago if somebody had offered me advice I wouldn’t have bothered reading it because if we’re being totally honest all we care about this week is being a fresher and we tend to put our courses to the back of our mind at least for the first week but here’s my first piece of advice: read this list of advice from fellow third year students and try and take it all in!

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National Student Apprentice Challenge

From Sep Eslahi: Do you have what it takes to be the next Apprentice?  We’re talking £5,000 cash, fast tracks to jobs & exclusive opportunities to be on newspapers and television.

NSA_Flyer_March2012The National Student Apprentice Challenge is one-of-a-kind Entrepreneurial Competition comprised of practical tasks inspired from The Apprentice TV Show for the most creative & ambitious students and young leaders in UK universities.  It’s a great platform to kick-start your career, improve your skills, make new friends, network with successful entrepreneurs and show everyone what you’re made of.

Up for the challenge? Be quick, the deadline’s 30th March 2013Apply here now!

Try It or Do It Awards

From Lauren Baillie:

We have made our first four ‘Try it’ awards of £500 through the Social Enterprise project and are excited to support more projects amongst our students, staff and graduates! The awards were made to these individuals for them to progress their projects by carrying out market research.  The projects will hopefully show potential and we may be able to award a further £5000 to begin making the project work longer term. If you have an idea for a project which you would like to discuss further please get in touch with me at lbaillie@lincoln.ac.uk. The project is open to staff, students and graduates (up to one year from graduation.) Download Guidance notes.Download Application Form Continue reading

Free Photographic Workshop this Friday

UoL-Photo-Society_FreeWorkshopThe University of Lincoln Photographic Society is running a FREE WORKSHOP on making cyanotypes – and all are welcome on the Brayford Pool campus. To find out more about what a cyanotype is and how it can be achieved, take a look here.

Laura Scott from the Photographic Society said: “The workshop will be running in partnership with Young Potential as part of Student Volunteer Week on Friday 15th from 12-2pm in MB1020 and it is open to everybody so bring your friends along. It’ll be nice and relaxed with no previous skill required, just some fun experimenting with photographic processes!”

150 personal stories of how university changed lives

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This is Professor Mary Stuart’s book about the history of higher education in the UK.  The Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln used real-life personal experiences from those who were the first people in their family to go to University. Mary said “I have tried to illustrate how higher education can and does transform the life chances of individual people from the humblest of backgrounds.”

The book titled ‘Social Mobility and Higher Education: The life experiences of first generation entrants in higher education is a culmination of a research project.  It features autobiographical accounts from 150 people about how getting a degree changed their life chances.   Continue reading