IMPress With Social Media: Some Do’s & Don’ts

Following an excellent discussion about best practice with using social media – led by Pauline Tait and Maaike Veencamp, but with shared experiences and suggestions from students and staff – here are some useful resources to help guide you in building a strong and successful social media presence:

How to IMPress – Social Media  (The slides from Pauline’s presentation)

Do’s & Don’ts When Using Social Media for Personal Branding & Job Search



Info Session: Trainee Community Organisers (Lincoln City SET)

At 5.30pm on Monday 17th March, Maaike Veencamp from Lincoln City FC Sport & Education Trust will give a short presentation about three Trainee Community Organisers that are currently being recruited to for work in three specific areas of the City of Lincoln. The Community Organiser programme is run by Locality who in turn work with local organisations to deliver the programme.

The session will be in the Coach Education Suite at the Human Performance Centre, and is open to everyone. It will be integrated with the social media workshop being hosted by IMPress.

Full details and an application pack can be found here:!vacancies/c1n7d

The closing date for applications is 31st March 2014.

For more information please call 01522 563792 or email

Social Media Workshop (Monday 17th March)

Are you aware of all of the ways in which social media can help  – or hinder – you in your career options? Are you missing out on useful information about courses, job opportunities and cutting-edge developments in areas of interest? Many of you will be using social media already, but may not have thought about it in these terms.

Pauline Tait – the School’s Careers & Employability Adviser – has kindly agreed to run a session that will introduce effective strategies for using Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to support your academic and career activities. Discuss how to network using these tools…and what pitfalls to avoid!

Maaike Veencamp – a Lincoln-based Senior Community Organiser – will also speak at the event. She will be introducing three trainee community organiser positions that are currently available and, from the recruiter’s perspective, will share examples of where an applicant’s social media presence has influenced how their application is viewed.

The workshop will run from 5.30pm to 6.30pm on Monday 17th March in the Coach Education Suite, and all are welcome!


IMPressing: Steph Brennan – Multi-Sports & Hockey Coach

Steph Brennan (Sport & Exercise Science, Year 2) is a part-time coach for Synergy Sports Coaching, traveling to different primary schools within Lincolnshire to deliver both PE curriculum lessons and multi-sport after-school clubs for children from Reception to Year 6. She also finds time to coach hockey for the University of Lincoln, Kingston-upon-Hull U16 and U14 boys and girls, and for Hurricane Sports in junior development camps and CPD sessions. In her first year at University she was a member of the National Young Coaches Academy for England Hockey and Youth Sport Trust.

“These opportunities have allowed me to gain experience in working with a variety of different groups in both a school and competitive setting. The variety in the coaching roles I am currently undertaking requires me to use transferable skills gained from my degree in overcoming the different problems and situations that I may come across.

I had gained my coaching qualifications prior to coming to university, but the amount of sporting qualifications on offer from the university – and the content taught on both the SES and SDC courses – will equip you with the knowledge required to complete similar roles to the ones I have. I would thoroughly recommend getting involved with a community group or gaining leadership experience whilst at university as it involves and develops so many skills that are used in a variety of jobs.”


Steph coaching the University of Lincoln Men’s 2nd XI Hockey team