Thinking about work experience

During your degree, you may decide that you’d like to do that little bit extra or want to get some experience to better prepare yourself for life after University – go you! You could do this by either choosing a work experience placement or volunteering for different projects. Some courses allow you to take a placement/sandwich…

Worried about your dissertation? Here’s some advice.

I am currently researching for my MA project and oddly enough it’s made me nostalgic for my third-year undergraduate degree. In your third year at University, it’s highly likely that you will be writing a dissertation or if you’re in your second year, you’ll be starting to think about it. My third-year dissertation was over…

Studying over summer

Whilst a vast majority of the university are finishing for the year, there’s a small percentage of us that still have work to do over the summer, and won’t finish properly until September. This is the case for me anyway and will be for anyone studying a postgraduate course, an integrated masters, or some specific…

Graduate show experience

12th May 2017 – University of Lincoln BA Hons Fashion Show The best part of doing a design-based degree is, in my opinion, seeing your work come to life and witness people’s reactions to it. At The University of Lincoln, we are lucky enough to have the opportunity to showcase our final collections as part…

Starting your dissertation – It’s a marathon not a sprint

As a 3rd year, I have just recently completed my dissertation, and, after a year of planning, researching and writing, I’ve picked up some tips to keep stress at a minimum along the way. I know that each dissertation process differs depending on course, but I’d like to share some pointers that should be relatable…

Lincoln Award

The Lincoln Award recognises the additional activities students take throughout their time at the University. I found out about the Lincoln Award when my lecturers encouraged us to participate and discovered more information by going to the get ahead drop down menu on the Students’ Union website – where there’s detailed information on what it includes…

5 tips to keep the stress at bay this exam time

During exam season stress levels are high and as we focus on the looming days to come it can be easy to forget how important it is to look after yourself as well. Not only will taking extra care of your physical and mental health help you retain more information during those late-night study sessions,…

5 ways to improve your chances of winning creative competitions

So, earlier this month I found myself in the mountains of Northern Vietnam, in a remote cabin, filming a naked man get into a barrel filled with medicinal water. I can finally tick that one off the bucket list! This was all courtesy of World Nomads Travel Film Scholarship, a competition I won to travel…

Balancing work and work on an MA

Jamie Waller – Journalism MA For most people at University, life is divided between assignments and leisure time. However, others have to balance these demands with a paid job as well. There are plenty of reasons someone might have a job. They might like the financial security, they might need it to make ends meet…

Dealing with exam anxiety

It’s the time of the year that we all dread. Exam season. For some of us, this will be our first attempt at a university exam, for others our last. But no matter where we are in our academic journey, we are all stressed out. Exam anxiety is, unfortunately, a normal part of university life…

How to find the perfect placement

If your course is anything like mine, you’ve probably been told hundreds of times about the importance of work experience – how employers are always looking for experienced graduates, how it can give you an insight into places the classroom can’t, and how it’s a vital source of transferable skills. But away from the buzzwords. We’ve…