Work to refurbish the MHT building, creating new teaching spaces and a new learning lounge for students on the third floor, is underway. Once completed, the learning lounge is designed to maximise the student experience, and will offer a dedicated space to work and relax, as well as improve the layout of the floor.
While the Postgraduate Common Room on the 3rd floor is unavailable, we have complied a list of other spaces you can make use of over the summer period, most of which do not need to be booked:
2nd Floor Social learning space, includes private booths with AV screens
3rd Floor Social learning space, includes tables and chairs with computers, and screens between tables to create a more private area
Isaac Newton Building Atrium:
Private booths / soft seating for bringing your own device to work
Sarah Swift Building:
Atrium spaces with computers
Private booths with AV screens
Bookable meeting pods on two floors for bringing your own device
Joseph Banks Laboratories:
Social learning space on the ground, 1st and 2nd floors for bringing your own device
Charlotte Scott Building (College of Science students only):
Limited quiet study only space on the 1st floor. Access will be required via your swipe card, so if you wish to use this space, please contact Estates Support Desk and Suzannah Rollit from the College of Science.
Work on the Postgraduate Common Room in MHT will be completed by September this year in time for the start of the 2018/19 academic year.
Professor Kerstin Meints, from the School of Psychology and Director of the Lincoln Infant and Child Development Lab will present ‘Research with children and animals – from assessment to impact’ as part of the Be Inspired lecture series.
In addition to research on children’s development of language, categorisation and trust, Kerstin focuses on comparative and applied research in human-animal interaction, especially dog bite prevention, assessing interventions and investigating children’s and adults’ misinterpretations of dogs’ facial and body signalling.
This lecture will showcase the fruitfulness of moving between basic and applied research. In particular, she will discuss how research in child development and human-animal interaction can lead to the creation of assessment tools, interventions and impact. This lecture will focus on children’s development of categorisation and language and early assessment tools as well as on human-animal interaction and methods and tools to improve safe and beneficial interactions.
Professor Meints has received a range of prestigious research grants, for example by the Leverhulme Trust, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), MARS-WALTHAM, and others.
She has recently been presented with the MRC London Institute of Meical Sciences (MRC LMS) Suffrage Women in Science Award which celebrates women in science for their scientific achievement, their ability to inspire others, and for encouraging women to enter scientific subjects and to stay in those fields.
The lecture will take place SLB0006 (Stephen Langton Building) at 5pm on Tuesday 22nd May, and will be followed by a wine reception.
Following on from Chris Packham’s BAFTA nominated Asperger’s and Me, the naturalist, photographer, television presenter and author has made a series of 5 videos sharing his experiences and tips for life at university for students with Aspergers or autism.
As a visiting professor at the University, it is hoped that the videos will offer support and advice not only for students at Lincoln but students more widely, with the videos covering a range of topics from dealing with the university environment to coping in new social situations.
As part of Mental Health Awareness week this week, the University and presenter are sharing the videos across social media, with a new video posted every day on the University Facebook and YouTube channel.
University staff and students can support a new grassroots community project which works directly with homeless people in Lincoln.
The University of Lincoln UNISON Branch is supporting the local ‘Let Them Eat Cake’ initiative, a project staffed entirely by volunteers, which each Saturday night provides a menu of freshly prepared food and other essentials for people living on the streets from a base at the Mint Lane Cafe.
University staff and students can support the project through donations of long shelf-life food and other items. The project’s current “most needed” list includes:
Drawstring bags (of the ‘PE kit’ variety – these can be filled with essential items such as toiletries)
Snack items such as bags of crisps, chocolate bars etc
Cakes/brioche (with a long use by date)
Instant beverage cups (the kind you just add hot water to)
Toiletries (men’s and women’s) including shower gel, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes
Donations can be dropped off at the UNISON branch office in Room MB0407, Ground Floor, Minerva Building, Brayford Campus. For more information about the project and the UNISON branch’s local support for it, please contact Sue Partridge, UNISON Branch Administrator, on email email@example.com or telephone 01522 886883.
Lincoln International Business School (LIBS) is launching the Lincoln Student Managed Investment Fund (LSMIF) – an investment fund created, operated, and maintained by students within the school.
LSMIF is designed to be an educational tool used by LIBS students who apply for the fund or are invited along to gain work experience within the world of investment banking while studying at the University.
Students will run all aspects of the fund and will be fully responsible for the success. They will be supported by Dr Hao Quach who, with many years of experience in investment banking, will be there to ensure the stability of the fund and give guidance on how to create and expand each aspect of the fund.
The fund will use donations from the public or sponsors, and the money it generates from its successful trades to finance its investments. Students are asked to keep an eye out for any job openings as the fund expands.
The University has recently launched the ‘NoMore’ module for all students, which provides information on the nature and scale of sexual misconduct within student communities, how to recognise behaviours which may contribute to or constitute sexual misconduct, and how to be an active bystander.
The module also gives advice on how to support a friend or fellow student who discloses an incident of sexual misconduct and the services available.
Additionally, the module will count towards a chosen activity for The Lincoln Award. Simply download and print your certificate upon completion and present it to The Lincoln Award team for sign off.
Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln, has been awarded an Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE).
This nomination was approved by the Queen earlier this year and Professor Stuart was notified last week. She received the award for “services to higher education” and this honour follows her recent success in being voted the Guardian’s Inspirational Leader of 2018.
In addition, this month the University of Lincoln celebrated launching its new medical school, ascending the league tables in student satisfaction, and reaching its highest ever ranking of 43rd in the Complete University Guide league table.
Professor Stuart said: “I feel very humbled to receive this honour. My start in higher education in the UK was not the most typical and there were many challenges but education has always inspired me. I have tried to champion the transformative nature of how education can change minds, change lives and change the world.
“Higher Education in the UK has a long and noble tradition of making a difference to our society and supporting positive change in society. I am delighted to serve my University and will continue to do all I can to support students, research and the sector.”
During her time in Lincoln, the University has transformed, growing its reputation as a forward looking institution. There are seven new academic Schools of study, there is strong employer endorsement, exceptional student engagement and a growing reputation for research with impact.
Professor Stuart will receive her CBE at a ceremony later this year.