New eBooks Available

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You can now download an individual copy of selected key titles and study skills eBooks to your mobile devices via the new Bibliotech platform provided by the Library.

The eBooks are available via a free app for phones, tablets and laptops. They are downloaded once, then can be used offline 24/7 for up to a year.

Features include ability to highlight text, add comments and search. Text-to-speech is also available when using a laptop.

More titles will be coming soon!

Find out more at: http://guides.library.lincoln.ac.uk/find/ebooks/bibliotech

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Improve Your Public Speaking Skills Session: Thursday 22nd Feb

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The Careers and Employability Service will host a free session on 22nd February, in partnership with Lincolnshire Speakers, offering staff and students the opportunity to improve their public speaking skills.

Lincolnshire Speakers is a local club affiliated to Toastmasters International, a nonprofit educational organization which provides regular opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Attendees will be able to practice presentation skills in a non-threatening environment and get feedback from experienced speakers. The session will also offer the opportunity to learn hands-on how to handle realistic business situations such as chairing a meeting, pitching ideas, timekeeping and conference etiquette. The event will also teach attendees how to express themselves clearly and confidently as well as improving  grammar, diction and use of the English language.

The session will take place from 7-9PM in Meeting Room 1 in the Enterprise Building.

Attendance is free however available places are limited. To book your place please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/toastmasters-lincoln-public-speaking-event-tickets-42909058148?utm_term=eventname_text

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EGC Be Inspired! Lecture with Sean Morton: Tuesday 6th March

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Sean Morton from the University of Lincoln’s School of Health and Social Care will speak at the Eleanor Glanville Centre’s next Be Inspired! Lecture. The lecture, entitled ’10 Reasons for Anyone to Be a Nurse (& 5 More for More Men to Join Us)’ will highlight the positive and rewarding experiences of nursing, as well as addressing potential reasons behind the comparatively low number of men entering the profession.

Sean Morton is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Lincoln. He qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1993 from St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, and his first staff nurse post was in acute neurosurgery at the Royal London Hospital where he developed an interest in head injury and assessment.

Sharing insights from his own career in nursing, Sean will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the profession and explain why it is a good career choice for everyone as well as addressing current issues in the health and social care sector and public perception of the NHS.

The lecture will take place at 17:00 on Tuesday 6th March in the Architecture and Design Building Lecture Theatre on the Brayford Pool campus. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception, allowing for further questions and networking opportunities.

This lecture is free to attend but prior booking is essential. Places can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/be-inspired-lecture-sean-morton-tickets-41949351640?aff=es2.

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3K Rainbow Run for LGBT+ Month: Sunday 25th February

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The LGBT+ Campaigns Network and the Lincoln Students’ Union Activities Department have partnered up to organise a Rainbow Run event for staff and students as part of the University’s celebrations for LGBT+ History Month.

The event welcomes everybody to get involved and run, dance, jog or walk the 3K route around the Brayford Pool campus.

The event is free to enter and the first 100 entrants will receive a goody bag full of rainbow themed goodies. The campaigns network is hoping to raise awareness about the work they do and offer more information about the LGBT+ community and its history.

The Rainbow Run will take place on Sunday 25th February 2018. Participants are encouraged to meet outside the SU from 12:30pm for a 1pm start

More information can be found here: https://lincolnsu.com/rainbowrun

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Postgraduate Research Showcase: Wednesday 21st February

The annual Postgraduate Research Showcase conference brings together and recognises the excellence of Lincoln’s postgraduate research. This year’s conference will be held on Wednesday 21st February 2018 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel on Brayford Wharf North.

The conference will involve 18 research presentations taking place over two sessions, with a poster showcase following lunch. A keynote, ‘When are you going to get a “real job”?’, will be provided by Professor Stuart Humphries, with plenaries delivered by Professor Carenza Lewis and Dr Sandra Varga: Engaging wider publics with research – the importance of a win-win strategy, and ‘My) Survival Guide to Networking, respectively.

A research fayre plus a handful of other development events will also take place throughout the day, and there will be opportunities for participants and delegates to network and discuss their research.

– Discover the best postgraduate research taking place at the University
– Take your first steps into presenting and attending an academic research conference
– Network with colleagues and potential interdisciplinary partners in the institution
– Gain advice on all aspects of the research journey through our keynote and plenary sessions
– Consider new avenues for showcasing your research and increasing your public engagement

This event is free to all students and staff to attend. More information regarding the Showcase programme and booking can be found here: http://pgconference.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/

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Vote for your favourite

Illustration exhibition

The talents of some of the University’s up and coming illustrators are on display at the Cathedral this month as part of a competition to design the front cover of Visit Lincoln’s What’s On Guide.

Third year students from the University BA (Hons) Illustration programme were invited to design the cover artwork for the magazine by the publishers Rachel Bishop and Amanda McSorley and visitors to the exhibition are being asked to vote for their favourite design.

The winning artwork will feature on the front cover of the spring / summer issue of the magazine. It will feature events for the RAF’s centenary celebrations and the city’s Steampunk festival, themes that the students were asked to include in their designs.

The deadline for visitors to the exhibition to the case their votes is Monday 26th February 2018.

 

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Fairtrade Fortnight|26th Feb – 11th March

Fairtrade Fortnight 2018

To show our commitment to Fairtrade, the University of Lincoln will be celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight.

Why not put on a Fairtrade Feast in your office? Choose from Fairtrade goodies such as bananas, pineapple, chocolate, tea and coffee!

Share your photos using #fairtradelincoln and show the rest of the world that the University takes Fairtrade seriously.

Keep your eyes peeled for other events and competitions for you to get involved in!

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Will You Find Mr Darcy this Valentine’s Day?

University of lincoln - darcy 2Valentine’s Day is traditionally the day to celebrate a great love – and the University of Lincoln is pushing its passion for learning with a new competition that aims to inspire the next generation of scholars through famous quotes about education.

To mark the launch of the University’s new-look website, a series of five famous quotes which inspire and encourage learning have been hidden throughout the thousands of pages on the University’s website today (Wednesday 14th Februar 2018) – and the first 25 people to find them will win a Darcy Dog cuddly toy which comes with its own miniature University of Lincoln hoody.

A clue about where to start hunting in the quest to squirrel out the quotes whic have been hidden for the #lovelearning competition can be found in five core themes central to the University: research, student life, business engagement, studying at Lincoln, and the alumni community.

To win a Darcy Dog, visitors to the site need to find the #lovelearning quote on one of the pages on the website, screenshot the page showing the quote in full, then tweet or post to Instagram @unilincoln or share it on the University’s Facebook page, /universityoflincoln.

The first quote to uncover is from the former South African President, Nelson Mandela, when he said: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” The second was spoken by one of the United States of America’s founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

The third comes from educational activist and Nobel Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai, who in an address to the United Nations said: “One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.”

The fourth quote comes from Alfred, Lord Tennyson, a Lincolnshire son who has also had a building on the University’s Brayford Pool campus named after him. He penned: “Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.”

The fifth is from William Shakespeare: “Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.”

Five prizes are available for each of the five hidden quotes, making 25 prizes in total. The first five successful entrants for each quote will win a prize.

Entrants must be contactable to be able to claim their prize, and winners will be announced on 21st February 2018. Full terms and conditions can be found on the University of Lincoln website, www.lincoln.ac.uk.

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Fairtrade University Status Renewed!

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The University of Lincoln and Students’ Union is proud to announce that it has renewed its Fairtrade University Status.

Since the previous renewal back in 2015, University and Student Union staff have worked together to continue being committed to promoting Fairtrade products and the issues around Fairtrade to students and staff. As part of this process, the University has successfully met the five goals required to qualify as a Fairtrade University. The five goals are:

  • Passing a Fairtrade policy statement
  • Getting Fairtrade products on campus
  • Using Fairtrade Products at meetings
  • Organising Fairtrade campaigns
  • Setting up a Fairtrade Steering Group

Read more about the Fairtrade commitment.

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Lincolnshire Speakers open night

Local public speaking club, Lincolnshire Speakers, will host an open night at the University of Lincoln on Thursday 22nd February to give attendees a flavour of Toastmasters – the world’s oldest public speaking and leadership organisation. 

The event will take place from 7pm until 9pm in the Enterprise Building on the University’s Brayford Pool Campus.

The volunteer club, which is devoted to helping people become better speakers and leaders, meets twice a month and aims to help members:

  • Practice their presentation skills and get feedback in a non-threatening environment
  • Learn to handle realistic business situations, from chairing a meeting to pitching ideas
  • Express themselves clearly and confidently where English is not a first language.

Guests are welcome to attend up to three meetings before deciding whether they would like to join the club.

For more information contact Yoma Okwa on 07808825980 or email yoma.okwa@bath.edu.

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