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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Cover: Trentham Books

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

Perseverance Pays off for Promising Producer Graduate

ERIKA BUTCHER graduated in 2011, with a Degree in Media Production and a prize for best student in a producer role.

Erika, said in 2011
“I originally worked in a theatre, but moved over to admin to pay bills. I tried to get back into the creative side of things, but it was so difficult without prior film experience. I came to University to further my career.”

You can see one of her final year films “Off the Beaten Track” here

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