School of Sport & Exercise Science Opportunities Fair (Nov 22nd)

The School is delighted to be hosting an inaugural Opportunities Fair on Tuesday 22nd November, starting at 5pm in the Human Performance Centre. The event will give students the chance to meet a range of local organisations offering voluntary and/or paid opportunities in areas relating to sport, exercise, health and outdoor activities.

Confirmed attendees include Lincolnshire Sport, Lincolnshire FA, Lincolnshire Youth Association, University of Lincoln Sports Centre, Lincolnshire Scouts, Lincolnshire YMCA, UoL Careers Team, Lincoln SU Activities and Volunteering Office (Keep checking back – we’re waiting for confirmation from more organisations!)

Refreshments will be served!


Lincolnshire Sport Student Volunteering Programme

Lincolnshire Sport are offering a number of opportunities for students to become involved with sports volunteering in the county. Outlines of some of these are given below, but for more information please contact Navaz Sutton ( ; 01522 730325) or see the Lincolnshire Sport website.

Lincolnshire Show (June 2017)
Help set up and run the Lincolnshire Sport arena, which houses a number of partners and sporting providers over the two-day show. Volunteers may also be involved with marketing, surveying participants, or assisting with research that could be aligned with their studies.

School Games (July 9th 2017)
The focus of the Lincolnshire School Games is to engage more young people in high quality, meaningful school competition. They provide a year-round competition calendar, culminating in county festivals. Volunteers are vital to the success of the event and roles include event support, young volunteer mentoring, marshalling, school liaison, marketing and running activities.

County Ambassador Programme
CAP is a volunteering and leadership programme for Year 7 to Year 13 students. Part of this involves workshops for Year 9 and 10 students, and volunteers can become involve in shaping and delivering these events (alongside Lincolnshire Sport staff).

Sports Club Volunteering
Lincolnshire Sport collate information on opportunities where clubs are looking for support from volunteers. Roles could include coaching, marketing, officiating and scoring.

This project is designed to get more disabled people volunteering in sport, and local clubs and organisations can receive free training to help create a welcoming environment for disabled sports volunteers. Students are able to get involved with this initiative.

Workplace Challenge
Lincolnshire Sport organise the regional implementation of this national programme. Businesses and organisations compete through activities designed to promote health and active workplaces, and volunteers are needed to help ensure the competitions run smoothly.

Lincolnshire Sport Student Volunteer Alumni
Lincolnshire Sport will assess the capability, attitude and potential of students undertaking volunteer roles and this process can lead to students being invited to participate in the Student Volunteer Network. This exclusive group will have exclusive access to additional opportunities and higher-level roles. Some of these opportunities may include paid work with Lincolnshire Sport or their partners, and will feature the chance to gain interview and application experience.

Lincolnshire Sport

Be a Special Olympics National Summer Games Official 2017!

On 5 April 2016 Special Olympics GB launched the search over 150 officials for the next National Summer Games which are to be held in Sheffield from 7-12 August 2017!

This would be a great event to be a part of. If you are interested in officiating at the Games, please click here to find out more and then click here to register.

Why might you want to do this? Watch this video: Be Part of It



Note: these are voluntary positions, but expenses will be paid for (up to a limit).

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“Meet the Graduates”, School Alumni Event (Tues 15th March)

Come and meet some of the School’s graduates and hear about their careers and the advice they have. We have at least 12 alumni coming, whose positions span a wide range of areas including:

Sports Therapists, PE Teachers, Sport Development Officers, Fitness Instructors, Professional Coaches, Community Development Officers, Sports Science Support and Sports Interns.

When: Tuesday 15th March, 5pm to 7pm

Where: the atrium of the David Chiddick Building (Business & Law)

Who: All our students are encouraged to attend. Students have found the advice and connections resulting from previous events very useful.

A free buffet will be provided.


Opportunities With Butlin’s Info Session (Wed 24th, 12pm)

Representatives from Butlin’s – including one of our graduates – will be delivering a short presentation in the Coach Education Suite on Wednesday 24th February at 12.00pm. As well as highlighting career opportunities at all levels of the company, they will be recruiting sports and activity organisers for the forthcoming easter and summer periods.

Find out more about the company, what they can offer to you and potential career pathways.

If you are intending to come, please can you let Lindsay Brown know at by no later than 12.00pm on Monday 22nd February. Thanks!

More details: Butlin’s Recruitment