Become A Squash Referee – Free Training Workshop (Nottingham)

A great opportunity to receive training and experience as a squash referee:

England Squash are offering students an opportunity to volunteer as a squash referee at the National Schools Championships at Nottingham Squash Club from 7th to 9th March 2016. The event is open to every school and includes schools and squash players of all standards from across the country. The competition has 4 categories – Boys Under 19, Girls Under 19, Boys Under 15 & Girls Under 15.

England Squash are looking to recruit and train volunteers to work as markers and referees at this event. Volunteers will need to attend a FREE Referee Workshop prior to the event and complete the Club Referee Exam. Some knowledge of squash, scoring & basic rules will be required. A minimum of 8 people are needed to make the workshop viable.

The England Squash referee training workshop delivers essential knowledge and understanding of the rules of squash and racketball, providing practical decision making processes to help attendees officiate within a club environment. The workshop is 3 – 4 hours in duration, is delivered in a meeting room/area through interactive activities incorporating quizzes, pairs/group work, PowerPoint presentation and video clip analysis.

Volunteers for the National School Championships will be required across the 3 days, but if they are available for 1 day or even for half a day that would be fantastic! Experienced, qualified England Squash referees will be on hand to support all students and can provide opportunities to develop as a referee if desired. Lunch & refreshments will be provided and nominal expenses paid. We can also provide volunteering certificates as evidence of the work undertaken.

If you would like to sign up, or learn more, please contact Sandy Willmott.

Careers in Sport LIVE Event, Univ of Lincoln (Thursday 11th Feb)

On Thursday 11th February we will be hosting a Careers in Sport LIVE event in the Sports Centre and Human Performance Centre. This is a careers roadshow that brings together exhibitors from across the sports spectrum with careers presentations, demonstrations and workshops. It was a very successful event last year and we think the programme is even better this time around!

Some highlights:

Opening Keynote: Dr Steve Ingham (Director of Science & Technical Development, English Institute of Sport)

Steve is a physiologist who has worked with many of the country’s most famous athletes, and will share his thoughts on careers in high performance sport.

Closing Keynote: Adam Housley (Sunderland AFC)

Adam is a Sport Development & Coaching graduate from Lincoln who was first team performance analyst at Rotherham United before becoming a technical scout at Sunderland.

Other alumni who will be speaking at the event include:

Leanne Woodhead – Nottinghamshire FA

Paul Cook – Frontier Physical Conditioning

Aaron Hall – Macmillan Cancer

Chris Turner –Table Tennis England


Tickets are free but do need to be booked in advance. Numbers are limited so reserve your ticket here now!


The full programme is available here:

(Note: the current version is a draft and not the final version)


Summer USA Camp Opportunities, Information Meeting (January 19th)

Camp Counselors USA will be visiting the University of Lincoln on Tuesday 19th January to hold an information meeting about their summer camp programme, described as follows:

“We offer a 9 week placement to work with children aged 6-16 years old in a variety of roles ranging from sports coaching and outdoor education to arts and crafts, water sports and everything in between! Not only do you get to work in the USA for the whole summer, you get 30 days after your contract ends to travel wherever you want to go in America. This whole experience majorly boosts your CV and is a fantastic life experience.”

The session will be held in Junxion 003 at 5pm. If you are unable to attend then you can also speak with Emma Griffiths in the Atrium between 12 and 4pm that day, or email her at


Train to Teach Information Event, Tuesday 1st December

The School of Education in partnership with the Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance (LTSA)  and St. George’s Academy invite you to attend a:

Train to Teach Primary* and Secondary Teaching Information Event

Tuesday 1st December 2015
17.00 – 18.00
Atrium, Minerva Building

Refreshments and finger food will be provided

RSVP: Beverley Potterton by email by noon, 27th November 2015

The Primary and Secondary Teaching information event will provide you with an opportunity to engage with and talk to members of the School of Education, St. George’s Academy and Lincoln Teaching School Alliance (LTSA), about a career in teaching.

Please come along to find out more about the one year school-based training programme.

* Primary PGCE programme is subject to validation by the University of Lincoln

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Learn About Teacher Training (October 6th)

All School of Sport & Exercise Science students are invited to attend a seminar on Tuesday 6th October that will cover teacher training options such as the PGCE route, School Direct etc. The session will be led by Cathy Thomas and Rachael Sharpe (from the School of Education) and will provide advice on topics such as applications and career options.

The session will start at 1pm in MB1009 and is for all students with an interest in teaching, whether that is PE, primary or other subjects.

It is strongly recommended that any third-year students looking to apply for teacher training attend this seminar; this is the main opportunity for you to receive guidance before your applications would need to be completed. (One third year module do have a timetabled clash, and alternative arrangements will be made for anyone in that group who is interested in a teaching career.)