The Global Experiences Team believes that every student should have access to opportunities and events that improve employability and professional skills.

We run a range of different activities for undergraduate students, including the Professional Practice Year, Mentoring Programme, information workshops, employer lectures, business trips and more!

UG Professional Practice Year

The Professional Practice Year (also known as placement year, year in industry, etc.) is a fantastic way for undergraduate students to gain experience in a field relevant to their degree. The PPY bridges the gap between not having relevant work experience when graduating, and having a well-rounded experience at University. Students are supported throughout their degree to find their placement opportunity through information sessions and one-to-one guidance, as well as connecting with employers and opportunities through the Global Experiences Team.

If you’re an undergraduate student in level 1 or 2, and would like to know more about the PPY, get in touch with the team to find out more!

Students in the first or second year of their undergraduate degree can attend employability sessions to gain skills and access support in finding a placement.

UG Mentoring Programme

The LIBS undergraduate Mentoring Programme has successfully paired students with a local business professional for many years. Students will meet with an experienced person in their chosen career field over the academic year, to boost confidence in their future career and improve employability skills.

Applications are currently open for the Academic Year 2022-23.

UG University Business Challenge

Undergraduates from the Business School can apply for this year’s round of the University Business Challenge! Students can take part in a simulation-based business competition which has been running for the past 23 years. By participating in the UBC, students will improve their knowledge of the business world, develop their employability skills, meet potential employers and enhance their CV – as well as cash prizes for the winners!

Applications are currently open for the Academic Year 2022-23.

Lincoln Imps Matchday Squad

During the last academic year, the Global Experiences Team worked closely with Lincoln City Football Club to create a squad of volunteers to help boost fan engagement on match days. The current Matchday Squad have made such a fantastic impression that the football club are looking for more participants! All students from across the University are invited to participate. To find out more, click below!

Applications are currently open for the Academic Year 2022-23.

LIBS100 Employability Trip

As well as visits to enhance your global experience and understanding, the LIBS100 funded field trips also include an employability focused visit to businesses and organisations. The last LIBS100 employability trip was to Killarney, Ireland and featured excursions to local businesses and companies, national parks, and employability focused workshops, and enhanced the student understanding of how local tourism benefits economies, as well as the skills and experience employers look for within job roles and applications.

The next LIBS100 Employability trip is currently being set – check back later for more information!