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Opportunities to Get Involved in the University’s Research

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Untitled design (5)PEARL is running a survey asking about what members of the public think of the opportunities available for people beyond the university to get involved in its research. The University wants to know what you think, and what you’d like to see more of. Find out more & take part.

If you have colleagues, friends or family who may be interested in taking this survey and letting us know their thoughts, please share it far and wide, as the feedback really will help shape how public engagement with research happens at Lincoln, and beyond.



Lincoln International Business School runs a range of open and bespoke courses (click the titles for more info) including:

Developing a Managerial Mindset

Develop your management skills with this practical 12-month management development programme. This course is for aspiring, new and existing managers and leaders wishing to build their fundamental management skills.

Coaching and Mentoring for Managers

  • Workshop 1 – 15 March 9.30am-4.30pm
  • Workshop 2 – 25 April 9.30am-12.30pm

Language Short Courses

The University of Lincoln offers language short courses at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels in Mandarin Chinese, French, German, English, Italian and Spanish.


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School of Life Sciences


Each survey takes approx. 15-20 minutes to complete. Click on the titles for more info or to take part.


Working and Being a Dog Owner: Sponsored by Nestle Purina

We are interested in hearing from dog owners aged 18 years old or over, regularly working in an ​Office ​environment who are and are not allowed to bring their dog in to the office with them.

Pet Dog Quality of Life: Sponsored by Dogs Trust           

We are exploring child-dog interactions to develop tools to help responsible parents protect the special child-dog relationship. We are looking for dog-owning parents of children (aged 3 – 16 years) to take part, and are keen to hear from families who have typically developing children and those with neuro-developmental disorders (e.g. autism, ADHD).


More Animal Behaviour Research attend the clinic, take part in studies, get involved





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 Social Science

…Education…Health & Social Care…Law….Psychology…Social & Political Science…Sport & Exercise Science…

School of Psychology 



-> How Diets Affect Cognition and Behaviour – Researchers in the School of Psychology are looking for participants for a study assessing how our diets effect cognition and behaviour

Participants are required to attend the psychology labs at the University of Lincoln on 4 occasions for a total of approx. 1 hour and 40 minutes (2 x 5-minute and 2 x 45-minute sessions) to complete some simple computer-based tasks. Participants must also complete a 4-day food diary and then another one approx. 2-4 weeks later. Participants may be asked to consume 48 grams of walnuts (provided) per day for 5 days during the study. Participants will be compensated with £25 for their time and effort.

You must complete a screening questionnaire to check that you are eligible to take part. Briefly, you must be aged 18-50 years old, not be under-weight for your height, not have a known nut allergy, not have a metabolic disorder (e.g. diabetes), not be using weight-loss medication or be enrolled in a weight-loss program, not be a smoker or have given up smoking in the last 12 months, not have a current/previous psychiatric, neurological or eating disorder, not be taking psychoactive drugs (e.g. antidepressants) except caffeine/alcohol, and you must be able to refrain from taking any illicit drugs (e.g. cannabis) during and for 1 month before the study and refrain from eating nuts and nut containing products (as best as possible) before and during the study (except for any that we may give you to eat).

Please contact Kevin Butler at kbutler@lincoln.ac.uk for more details and a screening questionnaire.

Exercise-> The effects of goal type on physical activity – An investigation examining the effects of goal type on physical activity, affect and enjoyment.

You will be required to participate in a simple exercise task on four separate occasions at the University Sports Centre, Lincoln. You will complete a 6 minute walk test three times within each session, each time experiencing a different goal condition (i.e. a specific goal, to walk a set distance in 6 minutes). During the walk test you will be asked to indicate your perceived exertion, pleasure/displeasure and arousal levels at intervals before, during and at the end of the test. You will also be asked to complete two questionnaires relating to the level of enjoyment you experienced and your future exercise intentions. The only inclusion criteria is that you are aged between 18-40 years, and participate in either less than 30 minutes physical activity per week, or more than 150 minutes p/w.

This research could have implications for current best practice in goal setting, and physical activity promotion strategies. If you are interested in participating, please contact the principal investigator, Rebecca Hawkins at rhawkins@lincoln.ac.uk or call 01522837735


-> Participate in more research studies via the university’s SONA system

-> Get involved in the Lincoln Infant & Child Development Lab

-> Give your opinions in the surveys including;