When the University recruits new staff, candidates go through a fairly standard recruitment process that ultimately ends with a formal interview. Here at Lincoln, we ensure that a student is included as an official panel member. You will help ensure that all academic jobs with teaching duties, all senior management posts, and all support staff posts have the right people in place. These are the roles that impact your student experience the most, after all.
You will receive full training for the role, including interview techniques, equality and diversity training, and more! Once trained, you will join a network of other students and will be notified throughout the year of upcoming vacancies. You decide which panels you want to be a part of, so it's flexible around you!
This opportunity is open to all students - there's nothing stopping you...
There are a number of benefits of getting involved. Not only will you gain loads of employability skills - helping to make you 'WorkReady' - but you'll also be able to brag about skills like:
Interview experience - see the whole process from a brand new perspective, and learn what defines a good or bad interview
Professionalism - this is a high-profile role in which you are taken seriously, working with a variety of staff
Broader knowledge of potential career paths - you learn first-hand about different job positions from across the whole University
Confidentiality - you will be privy to a lot of 'behind-the-scenes' conversations, and will be trained to respect procedures
Time management - you decide how much you want to be involved by fitting the scheme around your other commitments
Confidence - feel proud that your voice is heard
Each and every recruitment process is managed by the University's Human Resources department. They will be your first point of contact and can also put you in touch with whichever member of staff is chairing the interview panel. During your first assigned recruitment, a HR colleague will be able to walk you through the process and be there to answer any questions you may have.
“I felt it was an interesting and worthwhile experience for me and I would definitely recommend it to other students. I felt I was able to provide the students' perspective to the interview whilst also seeing what is required of those being interviewed. This would benefit students who may not have much experience in that situation. I was able to meet staff from different areas of teaching that I wouldn't have normally interacted with. Based on the experience, I would happily undertake it again!”
Kat, MA Creative Writing
“I have a better understanding of the interview process and what it takes to become a successful candidate. I enjoyed helping out and giving a student perspective of what I think can be important to the university.”
Matthew, BSC Geography
“The insight it gives into the application and interview process is really useful. Also, for those wanting recruitment experience it is a unique scheme that can set you apart when actually applying to jobs.”
Megan, BA (Hons) History
Code of Conduct must be downloaded and signed before taking part in this opportunity. Signed Code of Conduct must be sent to email@example.com