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…

Don’t make these mistakes when preparing for your exams

Everyone’s got their own pre-exam rituals, from wearing lucky underwear (apparently far more common than you’d think) to accepting that their place in the universe won’t be forever altered if this exam doesn’t go the way they want. If you don’t have any underwear that’s particularly close to your heart and don’t feel like giving…

Networking – Part 3

Don’t miss any opportunity to meet new people. Right on your doorstep, there are guest talks going on throughout the year and they are a fantastic way to network and learn from the best. It’s also important to not only look at events going on in your course but in different schools, which could potentially benefit…

Networking – Part 2

We’re in the age of free self-promotion, so the best advice I can give is – use it. Virtually every School, Course and Society has a social media presence and there are thousands of people who are willing to get experience through helping others. Connect with everyone and anyone who can teach you or even work…