Back in business…

Wow, it has been a long time since we last blogged, sorry! With the excitement of Christmas & the New Year, time has run away from us.

Following on from our last post, since then we have had a huge amount of snow, like most of the country did! Wellies, hats and scarves became ordinary items of my work outfits and the campus looked beautiful. Here are a couple of snaps…

Ice, ice, swan?

Ice, ice, swan?

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Six more sleeps to go…..

It’s snowing on our blog, but sadly not outside, where did the wintry weather and hopes of a white Christmas go?

White Christmas

White Christmas

The University and Student Support Centre seem to get quieter each day and makes us all wish we were students again for the long holidays and time to catch up with friends and family. The Outreach Team all finish at different times for Christmas due to annual leave and toil. Nicola will be the only one on Friday so fingers crossed it goes quickly for her; perhaps she’ll get to go home early as a nice Christmas surprise?!!

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It must be Christmas time…..

Frosty! Wrap up warm!

Frosty! Wrap up warm!

X factor has finished, it must be nearly Christmas! (I didn’t follow it this year…but do we think James Arthur will be number one?!) Luckily, this is not the only indication; the weather is frosty and everywhere decorated with lights and of course, not forgetting Emma’s last post which made me feel really festive!

Festive

Festive

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Holidays are coming...

Holidays are coming…

So now I’ve seen the Coca-Cola advert I don’t know about everyone else but I think I am officially starting to feel festive. Tonight marks the start of Lincoln’s annual Christmas Market, which for me, also means Christmas is well and truly on it’s way. Myself and Nicola are taking a look at the market this evening, we’ve wrapped up extra warm & are armed with wellies in case snow decides to descend on Lincoln.

Lincoln cathedral looking beautiful in the snow

Lincoln cathedral looking beautiful in the snow

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NSMW13 Planning!

Hello, how are things?

As you know from Hannah’s previous post we, The Outreach Team, were selected by NASMA (National Association of Student Money Advisers) to be a Showcase Partner for National Student Money Week 2013.

Let’s hear a loud WAHOOOO for that!

National Student Money Week 2013 Showcase Partners

This was fantastic news especially as it started to generate interest in the event from other staff within the University. In fact the Vice Chancellor of the University Mary Stuart even contacted us to pass on her congratulations and best wishes for the event. It was great to get her support plus the other congratulations we received. The pressure’s on for creating an engaging and popular week especially as it’s a brand new event for the University; no-one has attempted to cover it before! Continue reading

National Student Money Week

 

Happy, Happy, Happy!

Ending the week on a high!

The Outreach Team have some exciting news about National Student Money Week (February 11th-15th)….The University of Lincoln has been chosen to be a showcase partner!

http://www.nasma.org.uk/Student-Money-Week

This is something we have been looking forward to and will be planning for from now until February. It is a really important week to dispel those Student Finance myths and ensure that students, parents, teachers, whoever have the correct information when considering or advising about University.

So put the dates in your diary and make sure you see if there is anything going on at a University near you and get involved!

Have a lovely weekend.

 

 

 

Dispelling the myths of Student Finance

So Fresher’s week is over, everyone is settling into University life and Autumn is well and truly here. This time of year sees the start of Open Days and UCAS applications, the University cycle is starting again! With this in mind, we want to get the facts straight and make sure everyone has all they need to know about Student Finance. The £9,000 fees make it even more important to spread the word and dispel the myths – a lot of people are put off by the big figures and the ‘debt’ they’ll be in when they leave University. We really don’t want this to happen, everyone can go to University if they want to… Continue reading

Advice, Guidance & Funding Facebook Page

Check out the new Advice, Guidance & Funding Page!

Hello WordPress World!

Just a quick note to say that Emma, Hannah and I have finally been able to set up a Facebook page for the Advice, Guidance and Funding teams based in Student Support.

You can find it here:

www.facebook.com/UoLAdviceGuidanceFunding

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As easy as one….two….three….

Fresher’s week seems like a long time ago; we’re in to October with the shops beginning to prepare for Christmas already!

From the 17th September as all the new students started one of the most exciting weeks of  their University life,  the Outreach Team were busy all week helping the Student Administration department with enrolment of all students. The process this year was different with members of staff posted in twos all over the campus behind enrolment stands ready with two scanners to enrol people in less than a minute! Very high tech, easy as one, two, three…..we hoped!!!

Our Enrolment stand in the library.

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