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Organisation Name
University of Lincoln Students' Union
Title of role
International Buddy - International Student
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks
For international students who would like to become a buddy. · To meet local students and learn about life in England · When safe to do so, attend ISA Hubs with other international buddies to engage with students from different cultures · Learn about the ISA and help your transition into the Lincoln community
Location
Online/On Campus
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
As a member of the Students’ Union, you will also be a member of the ISA (International Students’ Association) and be kept up-to-date with ISA’s plans and give feedback on your experience. This opportunity is supported by the ISA Officer and VP International.
Personal qualities and requirements
Approachable, respectful, open
Employability skills you will learn or develop
Communication
Availability
When you are available
Additional Info
There is training available for this role.

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Organisation Name
University of Lincoln Students' Union
Title of role
International Buddy - Local Students
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks
This is an opportunity for local students who would like to become a buddy. · To meet local students and learn about life in England · When safe to do so, attend ISA Hubs with other international buddies to engage with students from different cultures · Learn about the ISA and help your transition into the Lincoln community
Location
Online/On Campus
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
As a member of the Students’ Union, you will also be a member of the ISA (International Students’ Association) and be kept up-to-date with ISA’s plans and give feedback on your experience. This opportunity is supported by the ISA Officer and VP International.
Personal qualities and requirements
Approachable, respectful, ope
Employability skills you will learn or develop
Communication
Availability
When you are available
Additional Info
There will be training available for this role.

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Organisation Name
The University of Lincoln - Global Opportunities
Title of role
Language Exchange Programme Volunteer - UoL Global Opportunities
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

To partner up with another student or member of University of Lincoln staff who would like to learn your native language. Once you sign up, we will match you to someone who speaks the language you want to learn and who wants to learn your native language. Then, you’ll meet virtually for an hour per week to do a language and culture exchange – 30 minutes in one language, 30 minutes in the other. You’ll be teaching but you get to learn something too!

Location

Virtual

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

We will match you to a suitable partner and check in with you to ensure everything is going OK. We will also give you tips and ideas about what to talk about during the sessions, as well as advice about the best technology to use.

Personal qualities and requirements

Be patient and open-minded!

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Problem Solving, Learning and Adaptability, Communication
Availability

1 hour per week – at a time convenient to you

Additional Info

This is for speakers of any language – not just English-speakers. If you want to practise your English, learn a bit of Mandarin or get to know Spanish culture better, sign up and we will do our best to match you to someone. We’ll reply to you once you have registered your interest and do our best to match you quickly; if we don’t match you straight away, we’ll be in touch every month to check that you’re still interested.


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Organisation Name
University of Lincoln Students' Union
Title of role
Pen Pal Scheme - Current Students
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks
The Pen Pal Scheme allows incoming international students to be paired with a current student to create a conversation about university life and what it's like to live in Lincoln. This helps an international student's transition into Lincoln and life at Lincoln. As a current student you can sign up below, complete some online training and then receive the name and email address of an incoming student.
Location
Online
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
- online training is available to outline the role, do's and don't's and how to get support. - the SU Advice Centre is available for you and your Pen Pal should you need further support.
Personal qualities and requirements
- Friendly - Enthusiastic - Committed - Organised
Employability skills you will learn or develop
Communication
Availability
You can email your Pen Pal as frequently as suits you.
Additional Info
Please complete the survey here: www.lincolnsu.com/survey/penpalcur This opportunity is for current students. If you are an international student who will be arriving to Lincoln for the 2020/2021 Academic Year, please complete the survey: www.lincolnsu.com/survey/penpalinc You are asked for your preferences, please note that these cannot always be met due to the students who sign up to the scheme. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

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Organisation Name
University of Lincoln Students' Union
Title of role
Physical Health Wellbeing Champion
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks
Within this role, you will support the Lead Mental/Physical/Sexual Health Wellbeing Champion in fulfilling their roles as part of the Wellbeing Network. Each Wellbeing Champion will gather feedback from students and cross-collaborate with the other Wellbeing Champions. Wellbeing Champions will act as a point of contact for students to raise any wellbeing concerns with and will represent these at a regular working group with the Lead Wellbeing Champions, Vice President Wellbeing & Community, Assistant Membership Services Manager, Assistant Advice Centre Manager, and the University’s Student Wellbeing Centre. Wellbeing Champions will advocate the University’s and Students’ Union’s support services, signposting students as appropriate and playing an active role in campaigns, events and initiatives.
Location
On Campus
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
Support from the Vice President Wellbeing & Community, your Lead Physical Health Wellbeing Champion, support from the Students’ Union’s Membership Services Department
Personal qualities and requirements
Empathetic, friendly, and non-judgemental Confident and professional Drive to increase the student experience with regards to wellbeing Willing to learn about and promote the Wellbeing services available at the Students’ Union and University
Employability skills you will learn or develop
Team Working
Availability
Meetings arranged by your Lead Physical Health Wellbeing Champion, you may be invited to meetings with the VP Wellbeing and Community
Additional Info
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Organisation Name
University of Lincoln Students' Union
Title of role
Sexual Health Wellbeing Champion
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks
Within this role, you will support the Lead Mental/Physical/Sexual Health Wellbeing Champion in fulfilling their roles as part of the Wellbeing Network. Each Wellbeing Champion will gather feedback from students and cross-collaborate with the other Wellbeing Champions. Wellbeing Champions will act as a point of contact for students to raise any wellbeing concerns with and will represent these at a regular working group with the Lead Wellbeing Champions, Vice President Wellbeing & Community, Assistant Membership Services Manager, Assistant Advice Centre Manager, and the University’s Student Wellbeing Centre. Wellbeing Champions will advocate the University’s and Students’ Union’s support services, signposting students as appropriate and playing an active role in campaigns, events and initiatives.
Location
On Campus
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
Support from the Vice President Wellbeing & Community, your Lead Sexual Health Wellbeing Champion, support from the Students’ Union’s Membership Services Department.
Personal qualities and requirements
Empathetic, friendly, and non-judgemental Confident and professional Drive to increase the student experience with regards to wellbeing Willing to learn about and promote the Wellbeing services available at the Students’ Union and University
Employability skills you will learn or develop
Team Working
Availability
Meetings arranged by your Lead Sexual Health Wellbeing Champion, you may be invited to meetings with the VP Wellbeing and Community
Additional Info
-

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Organisation Name
The University of Lincoln - LIBS
Title of role
SIM Developer - UoL International Business School
Number of volunteer places available
1
Tasks

We are looking for someone to help with the development of either an app development of an excel workbook or to help develop a user friendly data entry screen for an excel workbook – so familiarity with VBA and/or app development is required.

This is part of work on the personal supervision system of the Business School – which is seeking to develop a mapping process of who influences student views.

Location

Business School – virtually.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Support direct from the Senior Lecturer managing personal supervision in the School and Associate Professor – who are developing learning materials.

Personal qualities and requirements

An individual who is flexible, skilled in required areas and able to understand and translate existing excel workbook tools into under friendly (staff and student) learning materials.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Commercial Awareness, Problem Solving, Perseverance and Initiative
Availability

The project needs to be ready for Semester B – but we will agree a schedule and goals. The project can fit around other activities and studies.

Additional Info

It is likely this role would suit someone skilled in IT, app development and VBA and thus from those study areas – but this does not preclude other interested applicants who may have developed those skills informally. We welcome applicants regardless of discipline.


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Organisation Name
University of Lincoln Students' Union
Title of role
Student Recruiter
Number of volunteer places available
Unlimited
Tasks

You will become a full panel member during formal interviews at the university.

Complete Online Training in recruitment processes and sign Code of Conduct.

Use your experience as a student to ensure all position have the right people in place to impact on the experience of yourself and all students.

Location

University of Lincoln

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

You will receive full training for the role, including interview techniques and unconscious bias. A member of the Human Resources department will liaise with you to arrange a meeting either with them or with the Chair of the interview panel to go over the processes, and to answer any questions you might have.

Personal qualities and requirements

This programme is open to anyone, but you must be committed to the role, eager to learn new skills, and organised.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Commercial Awareness, Communication, Organisation
Availability

Interview days last in general from 3 to 7 hours, but students can volunteer for as many or as little panels as they wish to fit in with their other commitments, so you will only sign up for panels once you know you are available.

Additional Info

Process:

- Application

- Online training

- Read and return Code of Conduct

- Sign up to panels

- Meeting with HR/Chair

- Take part!


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Organisation Name
University of Lincoln Students' Union
Title of role
Student Reviewer
Number of volunteer places available
50
Tasks

As a Student Reviewer you will be inducted and supported with everything you need to be an effective panel member on any Validation, Revalidation or Periodic Academic Review panel (except ones in your direct subject area).

You will become familiar with the quality assurance process and see exactly the ways that the University fits together. You will be directly assessing and contributing to the student experience across the University.

Location

University of Lincoln

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

You will receive online training for the role along with one-to-one guidance by the Office of Quality, Standards & Partnerships. You can also get in touch with the SU at any time, and support from previous Student Reviewers can be arranged.

Personal qualities and requirements

As a Student Reviewer, it is essential that you maintain a level of professionalism as well as up keeping confidentiality in relation to discussions/information concerning each event.

Employability skills you will learn or develop
Communication, Organisation, Commercial Awareness
Availability

Flexible working around study and other commitments.

Additional Info

Who would this role be most suited to?

Any University of Lincoln student can be part of this opportunity. You must be committed and engaged which each Student Reviewer opportunity that you have committed to undertaking.

When can students expect to hear back from you once they have been referred?

Once you have completed the online training, your details will be given to the Quality Standards team at the University who will be in contact about available panels.


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Organisation Name
University of Lincoln Students' Union
Title of role
Teaching & Learning Experience Panellist
Number of volunteer places available
40
Tasks
- Utilise students’ own experiences with online learning, and work collaboratively with other students across subject areas to develop a framework for identifying a good online learning experience. - Practice making judgements and giving constructive feedback to staff on their plans for a supportive online learning environment, based on experience and evidence based research. - An opportunity to opt into a leadership programme where you will be mentored to develop your leadership skills by chairing panels and reporting on your student experience.
Location
Virtual panel meetings, with the possibility of socially distanced face-to-face panel meetings on campus.
What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
They will receive full online training for the role, and from that be fully supported by Students’ Union staff, the Lincoln Academy of Learning & Teaching and the academic staff they are working with in the panels.
Personal qualities and requirements
- Current student at the University - Ability to consider and articulate the experience of students from different background - Ability to work effectively as part of a team - Ability to understand and respect confidentiality
Employability skills you will learn or develop
Team Working, Communication
Availability
The panels shall take place at least four times per year. Volunteers will be required around these times to gather student experiences for the panels.
Additional Info
This role would be most suited to any students wishing to develop their transferable skills, who have an interest in improving and developing the student online learning & teaching experience. Students will also be rewarded with a £20 voucher per panel attended. From applying, we will get in touch with you within 5 working days, and the Online Training will be available over the Summer period of 2020.

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