Getting Started With Volunteering & IMPress!

With the start of a new academic year, there are a host of new opportunities for volunteering and/or paid work inside the University and around the city. If you would like to learn about these as they become available, then here are a few sources of information to follow:

1. This blog, where announcements of vacancies, coaching courses and more are made regularly.

2. The IMPress Twitter account – @IMPressLincoln – which shares information from other sources, as well as providing alerts anytime a new post is made on this blog.

3. The Students’ Union’s Volunteering Office post openings for voluntary work. Sport-related ones can be found under their Community > Sport listing: . Also take a look at their main Get Involved hub under

4. The many websites and Twitter accounts for sport-related openings listed under our Links page. Scroll down to “Jobs in Sport”.

5. For School of Sport & Exercise Science students, check the boards in the Human Performance Centre and the screens in the Sport Centre lobby.

6. Attend IMPress events and chat to students who are already involved in extracurricular work or who might share interests with you. Ask if you’d like to know whether the School have links to local clubs and organisations that you could take advantage of. Keep an eye out for this logo:


IMPress is the School’s group supporting students in finding extracurricular opportunities and other aspects of improving their employability. If you are a student on any programme in the School  then you are automatically a member. Come along to a meeting or email us at if you’d like to know more.

CPD Event: ACL Injury Prevention and S&C (August 2nd)

Lincolnshire FA Girls’ Centre of Excellence are holding a CPD event on Saturday 2nd August at Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School. The session will run from 10.30am to 2.00pm and will cover ACL preventative warm ups and strength & conditioning.

Anyone interested in the Coaching or Strength & Conditioning volunteer roles at the Centre is welcome to attend. If so, please let Sandy Willmott know as soon as possible.

FA Referee Course / Safeguarding Children Workshop (June 3rd/4th)

The University is hosting a small-sided football referee course on 4th June, 10.00 – 4.00. The cost of this course is £60. There is a possibility of reimbursement of up to £40 for those who fulfill certain criteria. Included with the course cost is also a FA Safeguarding Children course (3hr workshop, usual cost circa £25). 

Spaces are limited but you can still sign up by contacting Chris Ng via the below details.

Additionally, should anyone just wish to attend the Safeguarding Children workshop for a cost of £20 (RRP £25) then you can do so by contacting Chris Ng.  The workshop will held in the HPC’s Coach Education Suite,  Tuesday 3rd of June, 2014 from 2pm – 5pm.

Should you have any questions then please direct these to Chris Ng.  
Christopher Ng
Sports Development Officer
Tel: 01522 886688