Call for Posters: Public Engagement with Research Conference

Call for posters

PEARL (Public Engagement for All with Research at Lincoln) is seeking posters for the first annual University of Lincoln Public Engagement with Research Conference.

The conference will celebrate and showcase the extensive research that takes place across university offering opportunities for members of the public to get involved including talks followed by a wine reception and poster presentations from staff and students. More information on attending the conference here.

PEARL LOGO FINALWe are seeking poster contributions on the theme of sharing and celebrating work engaging the public in research; as participants, in discussion, in consultation, in partnership and much more.

If you would be interested in presenting a poster, please register your interest and get more information by emailing A0 size posters need to be ready by Monday 19th March, and yourself or a nominee should be available to accompany your poster from 4pm on 21st March. PEARL is able to support with printing costs where required.

The conference will take place at 1.45pm (2pm start for talks) on Wednesday 21st March 2018 in the Cargill Lecture Theatre.  Poster Presentations will take place in the foyer of the Stephen Langton Building from 4.30pm

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email the PEARL team



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Independent Films Showcased in International Film Festival

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More than 60 independent films from 20 different countries will be showcased this month as part of an international festival celebrating original work and the independent film-making community.

The Indie-Lincs film festival will return to the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre on the Brayford Pool Campus of the University of Lincoln, UK, where it will delight movie fans for a third year in a row.

The festival champions dynamic, inventive and challenging fiction, documentary and animated films, from both the UK and overseas that embody the low and micro budget filmmaking ethic. This year it is being sponsored by the University’s Lincoln School of Film and Media, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre and the Lincoln Film Society.

Screenings will take place on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th March 2018 with day and weekend tickets available. There will also be a range of panel discussions throughout the weekend, including ‘How do I get my film into a film festival?’ and ‘Screenwriting for Independent Film’.

All films screened during the two-day festival will compete to be the winner of a coveted Lincoln Imp award. Other awards include The Angry Imp, the Most Challenging Film, the Little Imp for the Best Short Film, and the Thespian Imp for the Best Actor.

The festival is the brainchild of Dr Mikey Murray, a lecturer in Film Production in the Lincoln School of Film and Media at the University of Lincoln.

Dr Murray said: “It’s great that we’re able to bring Indie-Lincs and these incredible independent films back to Lincoln for the third time, and this year’s programme is even bigger and better than before.

“As well as our screenings and panel discussions, we also have some fantastic special guests, including the actress and stand-up comedian, Rebecca Root, actor, writer and film-maker Steve Oram, and actor John Hollingworth.

“I hope that as well as enjoying the films and activities, the film fans who attend the festival will feel inspired to get out there, experiment, and make their own original films.”

Those who’d like to attend the festival can purchase either a day or weekend pass from the LPAC Box Office by either calling 01522 837600 or visiting Day tickets are available for £7 (£4 concession) and a weekend pass costs £12 (£6 concession). Age restrictions apply.

To find out more about Indie-Lincs visit:

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Steampunk Meets RAF in Winning Imaginative Artwork

Visit Lincoln artwork created by Ella McNeilage

A unique piece of artwork combining the Royal Air Force’s centenary celebrations and one of the world’s largest and longest running Steampunk festivals has won the hearts of voters and will now adorn the front cover of a popular magazine.

The illustration, depicting the head of a man sporting traditional Steampunk attire and surrounded by the RAF’s famous Red Arrows and roundel, will feature on the front cover of the city’s spring Visit Lincoln Guide after being picked from a collection created by third year BA (Hons) Illustration students at the University of Lincoln and sixth form students at Lincoln Minster School.

Designed by Ella McNeilage, the winning image was showcased in a special exhibition in the Chapter House of Lincoln Cathedral, where members of the public were invited to vote for the one they would like to see on the front cover.

Ella’s artwork will appear on at least 25,000 copies of the spring issue of the Visit Lincoln Guide due out later in March.

The competition was a partnership between the owners of Lincoln’s Bailgate Independent magazine which publishes the guide, and the University of Lincoln under the tutorage of Senior Lecturer Darren Diss in the University’s Lincoln School of Design.

Rachel Bishop, one of the owners of the Bailgate Independent and publisher of the Visit Lincoln Guide, said: “We were delighted when the University agreed that the project could be part of the curriculum for the third year students on the Illustration course.”

“We gave the students the theme of RAF meets Steampunk to mark the summer’s events in Lincoln and they produced some fantastic images. Ella’s artwork is a stunning example and it’s going to make a fabulous cover.”

The competition gave the students valuable experience of working to a brief with a real client, providing content for their personal portfolios.

Speaking about the experience, Ella said: “I was really excited about the competition and I loved working to the brief – it’s definitely the sort of work I hope to be doing in the future.”

Gyles Lingwood, Director of Education for the College of Arts, added: “The College is always looking for opportunities to build commercial relationships with businesses and organisations across the region, and this project demonstrates the high level of work coming from staff and students across the institution.”

The full range of illustrations produced by the University’s students will now go on display in the Stokes Café at The Lawn on Union Road, Lincoln.

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Bookings open: University of Lincoln Public Engagement with Research Conference | 21st March

Wednesday 21st March 2018 | 1.45pm (2pm start) | Cargill Lecture Theatre

PEARLPEARL (Public Engagement for All with Research at Lincoln) is pleased to invite staff and students to the first annual University of Lincoln Public Engagement with Research Conference.

The conference will celebrate and share the extensive research taking place across the University that offers opportunities for members of the public to get involved through participation, demonstrations, consultation, co-production and much, much more.

The conference programme will include:
• Tea and coffee served from 1.45pm (2pm start)
• Short presentations/talks from colleagues sharing and celebrating activities engaging the public in research at the University of Lincoln
• Announcement of the PEARL Activity Grants recipients
• Presentation of the Vice Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Awards
• Wine reception and poster presentations from staff & students in the Stephen Langton Foyer (approx. 4.15pm onwards)

This event is free to attend but prior booking is required via our event page.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact

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New fund available for students

The Student Funding Team has created a new fund which is available to students to support their studies.

The course-related Travelling Grant is a brand new fund to help with travel within the UK or abroad for course-related activities; such as work placement, attending a conference, or study abroad.

It’s for UK or EU status undergraduate or postgraduate students and must have the support of your academic tutor. Awards of up to £500 are available. More information and the application form can be found on the Advice Service website.

If you are in financial hardship, the Student Funding Team also has several funds available. The University of Lincoln Financial Assistance Fund is still open for applications for UK undergraduate or postgraduate students who are in need of financial support.  This fund can help if you are struggling financially for any reason.  Please do not hesitate to make an application.

The University of Lincoln Financial Assistance Fund – Travel Grant is still open for applications if you are a UK undergraduate student and you commute to University from within Lincolnshire.

More information and details of how apply to all of our Funds can be found on the Advice Service website, or you can email


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MP Karen Lee to hold Staff and Student Surgery | 9th Mar

The University of Lincoln will welcome the MP for Lincoln Karen Lee to the Brayford Pool campus as part of her constituency surgery on Friday 9th March.

The visit is an opportunity for both staff and students to meet and engage with Karen Lee, and discuss with her the issues that matter to them.

She will be on campus from 1pm until 3pm, however, meetings are by appointment only. To book your slot, email or calling 01522 420067.

Early booking is advisable as places are limited.

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Teaching is suspended tomorrow – 2 March 2018

Staff across the University met today to review the impact of the current and forecast adverse weather conditions. It was decided to suspend teaching tomorrow – Friday 2 March 2018.

Nevertheless, the University remains open in order to support those students living on the campus with essential life services (e.g. water, food, heat and light) and to provide both students and staff on campus with the access to the information and services they need to study, research and work.

Student and staff safety is absolutely paramount, and we have taken this decision to ensure staff and students are not put at risk. When moving round the campus please do so with care as there is a large accumulation of snow on the ground, which we are unable to clear completely. Staff are working hard to clear pathways to key buildings.

For students working on campus, the University remains open and the following key services will be available to support you tomorrow:

  • The Library will open at 9am (a normal 24 hour weekend service will also be operated)
  • Student Wellbeing will be open between 9am and 4.30pm
  • Student Support Centre will be open between 9am and 4.30pm
  • ICT Helpdesk between 9am and 4.30pm
  • Accommodation Services 9am and 4.30pm

For further updates on what is open please monitor social media accounts: @unilincoln and facebook/universityofLincoln.

We understand that you may be concerned about rescheduling of lectures and deadlines regarding submissions. Please be assured that all teaching and contact time will be rescheduled and any concerns should be discussed directly with your tutors or school office. If you do come onto campus tomorrow, please ensure you make your safety a priority.

We anticipate that the University will be operating as usual from Monday onwards – please check your University email, Blackboard, and the University website in case this changes.

Most importantly, keep warm, stay safe and have a good weekend!

Kind regards,

Julian Free, Deputy Vice Chancellor

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University open today – please watch for updates

Snow warnings have been issued for the morning of Wednesday 28th February.

The University of Lincoln will be open as normal.

As ever, the student experience is our utmost priority and we do not anticipate significant disruption to teaching or other services.

Students and staff should assume that timetabled teaching sessions will go ahead as planned unless notified otherwise. Please check your University email, Blackboard and the University website regularly.

Please do take extra care if travelling into campus, allowing plenty of time for your journey.

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Enter the Fairtrade Fortnight competition!

Guess the value of the Fairtrade hamper pictured below and you could win it!

Fairtrade Competition Hamper


For the full terms and conditions visit:

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CANCELLATION: Tonight’s Great Lives Talk with Andrew Graham-Dixon

Tonight’s Great Lives Talk with Andrew Graham-Dixon is cancelled due to the inclement weather.

This event will be rescheduled and details of the new date and time will be made available as soon as possible.

We apologise for any inconvenience, and appreciate your understanding.

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