Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science | 30th Nov

Express yourself and join our forthcoming exhibition – a two-hour workshop for students.

Find out how simple, everyday objects have the power to change people’s perceptions and ideas.

Tell stories about gender identity, gender fluidity and challenge gender stereotypes through objects while learning how objects can transform a viewer’s perception, emotions and logic.

tranisitional states

Join Diana Georgiou, one of the co-curator’s of the forthcoming Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science, as she leads this workshop where you will learn how to create displays to feature in art exhibitions.

Bring along your own items that express how you feel about gender and sexuality, fluidity and gender stereotypes, or just take part.

Participants’ creations will feature alongside the exhibition at Project Space Plus at the University of Lincoln throughout February 2018.

  • Date: Thursday 30 November
  • Time: 5pm to 7pm
  • Venue: MC3204

Interested in taking part? Email cunsworth@lincoln.ac.uk

Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science, a video art exhibition that sees international artists explore how hormone use has affected sexuality, gender identity and fluidity.

www.transitionalstates.com

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Celebrating excellence: outstanding students awarded scholarships

The outstanding academic achievements of students at the University of Lincoln, UK, were celebrated yesterday (Wednesday 15th November 2017) when a series of prestigious scholarships were awarded.

Zoe Martin VC Scholarship winner

High-achieving students gathered with family members and teaching staff from their former schools and colleges to celebrate their successes and to receive awards at a special ceremony on the University’s Brayford Pool campus.

The University of Lincoln’s Deputy Vice Chancellor (External Relations), Professor Toby Wilkinson, attended the event to share his congratulations and to present each student with their individual scholarships.

Altogether 33 students received scholarships worth a combined total of almost £87,000. The awards, designed to recognise the diverse accomplishments of students and to help support them through their studies at Lincoln, celebrate the wide-ranging talent of students across all four of the University’s academic colleges.

Professor Toby Wilkinson said “This ceremony brings together our scholarship winners and academic teams who are shaping their futures with the teachers and loved-ones who have helped set these students on their way to academic success . This special time in the academic year allows us to acknowledge and celebrate their hard work and achievements.

“It is our mission here at Lincoln to enable talented students from all backgrounds to flourish and realise their potential – and I’m sure these latest scholarship winners will go on to achieve great things.”

Eleven new undergraduate students were awarded the University’s Excellence Scholarships, worth £1,000 each. At the ceremony they also discovered which of them had been selected to receive the prestigious Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship – a flagship award providing an additional £9,000 over three years awarded on the basis of an individual’s  outstanding academic abilities, proven commitment to their subject discipline and personal impact on their community.

This year the additional award was secured by Zoe Alexandra Martin, a Business Psychologystudent. Following the announcement, Zoe said: “I really can’t believe it. I’m obviously very happy but it’s all a bit overwhelming – I’m just so grateful to receive the award!”

The other winners of the Vice Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarships were Jaylan Sami Mazlum (Media Production), Akunya Victoria Fomina (Illustration), McClay Manktelow (Games Computing), Alethea Green and Chloe Shannon Pratt (Mathematics), Chloe Ramsay (Forensic Science), Thomas Woodward (Computer Science), Megan Carey and Sian Susan Ellen Jamieson (Nursing), and Ellie-Mai Richardson (International Tourism Management).

A further 13 high achieving students from around the world were also awarded scholarships worth £5,000 each. Receiving the Santander International Scholarship were Ayaka Ajiki (Conservation of Cultural Heritage), Keira Wingader (Animal Behaviour and Welfare), Ana Barcelos Guerra Pinto (Clinical Animal Behaviour), and Savanna Haverfield (Crisis and Disaster Management). The Academic Excellence Scholarship was awarded to Master’s students Pattaranan Tunpoon and Kwantip Threelerdratana (Marketing with Luxury Brands), Chitchanok Chongtheamatao (Tourism and Marketing), Amanda Harvey (Fashion Management), Lingling Feng (Human Resource Management), Chirantana Mathkari (Clinical Animal Behaviour), Deeksha Teri (Journalism), Sree Ramchander (Architecture) and Kaiyi Ma (International Business).

Also receiving subject-specific scholarships for the School of Pharmacy were the top three performing MPharm students in each academic year. Megan Blenkinship, Gemma Warburton, Lauren Eaton, Sheafa Khanum, Elizabeth Davys, Rebecca Swaffield, Oliver Clifton, Tamara Dean and Francesca O’Halloran were all presented with the Maltby Award.

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UROS bursaries available for collaborative working

Bursaries available of up to £1000 to support collaborative working between staff and undergraduate students on research projects.

UROS

Following on from the success of UROS 2017, we have opened up the application process earlier this year.

Applications are invited from both academic schools and professional services departments for UROS (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Scheme) funding towards research projects. To be eligible these projects may stand alone or form a subsidiary part of larger scale research work, and the work is to be completed by an undergraduate student working under the supervision of a member of academic staff.

An UROS Information Session will be held at 1pm on Thursday 16th November in the Cargill Lecture Theatre, with the opportunity to speak with the Student Engagement Team informally.

There will be a short presentation, including case studies from UROS 2017 and a Q&A session at the end. This information session is open to both staff and students. Refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP by email to uros@lincoln.ac.uk

We hope to see you there, however, if you are unable to make it but are interested in the project please see the Guidance Document and Application Form for more information: https://lalt.lincoln.ac.uk/portfolio/uros/

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Update on PEARL Survey

Thank you to those who completed the PEARL – Public Engagement with Research survey over the last couple of weeks.

Public Engagement with Research for All at Lincoln (PEARL), is a new RCUK-funded project which will be investigating how the University can improve its public engagement with research. Providing platforms for the public to engage with the University’s research activities is instrumental in ensuring society is aware of and benefitting from research, ultimately boosting public support for universities.

The results of this initial survey provide the data required to grasp an understanding of how staff and students of the University feel about, view and are aware of public engagement.

A second, more in-depth survey about Public Engagement with Research (PER) at Lincoln will be created using the results of the first. We can then look to provide new resources and initiatives for PER at Lincoln, such as training and platforms for communication.

Thank you to those who responded affirming that they would be happy to complete a second survey – we will be in touch very soon regarding this.  

If you would like any more details about the project, please email pearl@lincoln.ac.uk

With many thanks for your help,

Professor Carenza Lewis (College of Arts and Principal Investigator, PEARL)
Professor Timothy Hodgson (College of Social Science and Co-Investigator, PEARL)
Sarah Harris (PEARL Research Assistant)

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Lincoln Cathedral needs you!

Lincoln Cathedral needs your help to be named the ‘UK’s best cathedral’ as it takes part in the semi-finals of the Cathedral World Cup.

There are four semi-finals and Lincoln is in the fourth that is running today against Liverpool, Bristol and Winchester.

If Lincoln Cathedral wins the semi-final it will go forward to the final where it will face the winners of the other three semi-final groups in a battle to be crowned the UK’s best cathedral.

To vote for Lincoln Cathedral, simply go on Twitter and search #CathedralWorldCup.

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Lincoln West End Lights | 8th Dec

Students and staff living in the West End area of Lincoln are encouraged to take part in this year’s Lights day on 8th December.

West End Lights

Lincoln West End Lights is Lincoln’s home-grown night of light.

It started in Lincoln’s West End in 2010 when 9 houses took part. The city was covered in snow and the roads were closed because of thick ice. In the cold winter’s chill a few warm lights shone out as house windows were turned into cinema screens, light sculptures bloomed in front gardens and candles in lanterns flickered much to the surprise of unsuspecting passersby.

It is the festival that brings a warm glow to our West End streets. Created and powered by ordinary local people who light up the area…

Windows are turned into cinema screens
Light sculptures bloom in gardens
Lanterns hang from trees
and last year, bicycles, dog walkers and even dancers were lit up!

This is your invitation to join in. You don’t have to be film director or an award winning artists. What you need is a willingness to give it a go, have some fun and help make your community shine.

And then wrap up warm, meet on the street and enjoy the imagination and community spirit to be found in this part of Lincoln.

Find out more at www.lincoln-west-end-lights.com.

 

 

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Police Cycle Security Stand | 10th Nov

Lincolnshire Police will be visiting the Brayford campus on Friday 10th November to give advice to staff and students about crime prevention and keeping bikes secure.

You can register your bike for the cycle registration scheme and talk to officers about preventative measures to keep your bike and other belongings safe and secure.

The stand will be outside the Minerva Building between 10am and 2pm. Everyone welcome.

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Lincoln Santa Fun Run 2017 | 17th Dec

Lincoln Santa Fun RunThe University of Lincoln is once again the lead sponsor for the annual Lincoln Santa Fun Run & Walk, taking place on Sunday 17th December 2017.

Organised by The Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia to support Lincoln charities and deserving causes, the 2017 Lincoln Santa Fun Run and Walk is a 3.5km 2 lap fun run (or walk) set around the historic Bailgate area of Lincoln. Runners dressed in their Santa suits set off at approximately 11.30am from Union Road and two laps of the course later will finish at Castle Square to be awarded their finisher’s medal.

There will be 2,500 Santa’s taking part supporting local charities and having a great time getting into the Lincoln festive mood.

This event is a fantastic spectacle of red with Santa’s of all ages running and walking around the iconic Lincoln Cathedral, all having terrific fun in support of deserving charities based in or working in Lincoln and Lincolnshire.

Registration is now open at lincolnsantafunrun.co.uk and places are already going fast. The registration fee is only £12 per person (children under 5 and dogs are free). The fee includes your Santa suit and finishing medal.

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Want to spend a summer working in America or Canada?

Camp Counselors USA (CCUSA) offers university students the chance to spend a summer in America or Canada working at a summer camp. There’s a range of placements in a variety of roles, ranging from sport to arts and everything in between. Each placement last nine weeks, and once your contract ends you have an additional 30 days to travel and explore. To find out more, come along to the information session in the Library in UL110 at 4pm today.

CCUSA Info session

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Financial Assistance for Students

The Student Funding Team, part of the Advice Service, offers a whole range of advice and support to all enrolled students. 

The University of Lincoln Financial Assistance Fund is intended to support home students who are experiencing financial hardship. This fund opens for application from 1st November 2017. For more information and to make an online application please visit: http://adviceguidancefunding.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/hardship-funds/

Also, in recognition of the rural nature of Lincolnshire, a new Travel Grant has been created to help with a contribution towards the travel costs of eligible undergraduate students who attend University from their permanent home address. More information can be found at: http://adviceguidancefunding.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/scholarships-bursaries/.

Paper applications for both funds are available in the Student Support Centre.

If you would like to speak to someone in person about financial matters, anyone can make an appointment with a specialist by emailing adviceappointments@lincoln.ac.uk. There are also daily drop-in sessions in the Student Support Centre from 12noon to 2pm, Monday to Friday.

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