A year has flown by!


It’s arrived, the final month of our internship and I have great news to share! If you’ve been wondering where Hannah and Emma have disappeared to well, they only went and landed two fantastically-exciting new jobs! Woohoo! 

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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

Thousands Turn Out For University Open Day!

The University of Lincoln

On Saturday Emma, Matt and I attended our second University of Lincoln Open Day. We were in charge of the Student Support stand as well as the Student Finance presentations. The last Open Day we took part in was on a Wednesday, it was busy but not as busy as a Saturday!!!

The University’s September Open Day was an incredibly busy day. The campus was full of really enthusiastic prospective students.

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It’s that time of year…

It’s that time of year again….archiving!

Good afternoon world!

Here’s a brief little insight into our hot and sweaty (yuck) afternoon…

This afternoon the Outreach Team played a part in the Student Funding Team’s archiving! This happens once a year and it normally takes one person a whole day of mind-numbing work to get it done. So ‘tadaaaaar’ the Outreach Team (minus Hannah) helped out and it only took about an hour and a half! Continue reading

NASMA Conference at the Hilton in Liverpool!

The Hilton Hotel Liverpool – Our home for 3 days!

Hello bloggers!

Nicola and Emma here!

We have finally returned to The University of Lincoln after a whole load of busy days filled with external Uni events and the NASMA conference! What’s NASMA you might ask?? NASMA is the National Association of Student Money Advisers they are the leading authority on all matters relating to student advice and funding. As we are all new to the world of student money advice it was great to become members and attend their three day conference in Liverpool. Continue reading

Busy bee (and COME ON ENGLAND)!

EURO 2012 excitement!

Hello everybody it’s Nicola joining you on this Friday afternoon.

I just had a mini panic because I realised I hadn’t written today’s blog, I was leaving it until nearer 5pm (when we normally finish) BUT as it’s Friday we finish at 4.30pm. EEK and it’s now 4.10pm so I best get on with it!!

Today started with a really useful one-to-one meeting with my manager. As interns and as new University employees we have to have a meeting every couple of weeks to check that everything has been going ok.

After that I had a day of general student finance emails and enquiries mixed in with some brief telephone calls. This was great, they do make the day fly by!

I’ve also been editing some of the slides for our fees and funding open day talk. Plus, I’ve been making some handy info sheets to have ready when someone calls about a particular problem.

I’m now officially a Walk the World team member WOOHOO. Emma and Hannah have blogged about this before. We are in teams and we wear pedometers to count how many steps we walk in a day. It’s a competition between people all around the world. So, I need to get around to inputting all my steps onto the website.

Hannah has been on annual leave today and she’s off on Monday too, I’m jealous of her lovely long weekend. Emma and Matt went on an event to West Notts College in Mansfield today. This was a mixture of student finance talks and a University of Lincoln information stand. That’s the first of MANY events we have over the next few weeks….we’ll soon see how this blog copes with us out of the office all the time!

The excitement is building…a little… in the office for tonight’s England game. Fingers crossed we win but after the depressing events of the World Cup a few years back, I’ve lost all hope really. IF we get out of the group stage then I’ll start to get a bit more excited. Sorry! Although I’m predicting a 2-1 win with Welbeck scoring both (says the Man United fan in me).

Ok have a wonderful weekend everyone. Lets hope this stormy weather GOES AWAY!


Read Matt’s previous post here.

November weather in June!


Today I, Hannah am in Student Support, however, we are going to write another mash up blog as we’ve been quite busy.

This morning sees another day of November weather in June, my fingers are blue!!! Having said that we have a day of all sorts scheduled including a communications project, an intern lunch and continued work on our fees and funding presentation!

November weather in JUNE! We are not happy!

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Fees and Funding Friday!

The University of Lincoln – Architecture Building

Hello blogging world!

I’ve (Nicola) taken on today’s Outreach blog because Matt (today’s official blogger) is on holiday.

As you know we’ve been working really hard to design posters advertising the University’s open day. We have thoroughly enjoyed this project, it’s been a lot of work (we’ve produced about 50 posters in Photoshop) but it has been a fun project. The official deadline for the posters was today and we have completed them. However we’ve just found out that the posters will no longer be used next week. Continue reading

Red, White and Blue

Hello!  I am currently blogging from a very patriotic, red, white and blue office. We were even treated to some delicious cupcakes yesterday courtesy of one of our Student Support colleagues, Sue! And Nicola, brought in some lovely chocolate biscuits today so a very indulgent week!

If you follow the blog, you’ll know that I am aiming to up my exercise and ensure that I don’t let my fellow Walk the World team mates down! Tuesday I walked in to work with Nicola, (2.7 miles each way according to Google maps). I have also scheduled an induction at the University gym for Thursday next week as unfortunately it was not possible this week, so small steps towards my goals. Continue reading