It is viewed as an integral aspect of each student's course of study and provides for experiences in a broad range of careers in the discipline associated with the course of study.
Practical work is normally undertaken over summer breaks and is closely linked to lectures in the academic study programme. Along with the academic requirements, practical work is a requirement for many of the qualifications offered at Lincoln University.
While the responsibility for finding practical work rests with the student, the Practical Work Coordinator
assists by making contact with a number of employers with whom links have been established. Students are strongly encouraged to seek out a diverse range of practical work.
The concept of practical work
Practical work is an industry initiative detailed in conjunction with Lincoln University and is an essential element within an applied course of study. Any practical work needs to be in an area related to student disciplinary and professional interests.
The practical work experience provides opportunities which will enable students to:
* Understand the day to day operations involved in the business or on the property
* Apply in practice the values, knowledge and concepts acquired through the academic programme
* Gain an appreciation of some of the social and physical environments in which the business or property operates
* Acquire skills and competencies in collecting and analysing information, written and oral communication, interpersonal and personal skills
* Develop management skills in the areas of report writing, written presentations and research
* Gain experiences and knowledge which will assist in clarifying career interests
The practical work process
The Practical Work Co-ordinator normally receives offers of work from July each year.
It is the responsibility of students to check that intended work meets the requirements of practical work for their qualification.
Typically, students seeking practical work positions will:
1. Check the Practical Work page on Learn (student intranet)
2. Contact the employers
3. Submit employer verification forms and completed reports, as necessary
Employer verification and practical work assignments are required to be submitted to the Practical Work Co-ordinator by the annual due date of 25 July .
Students intending to graduate at the ceremony must have submitted all employer verifications and reports by 20 February immediately prior to graduation. Students submitting documentation after 20 February cannot graduate at the ceremony in that year.
Programmes with a practical work component