Lincoln International Business School Students Enjoy Picnic at Lincoln Castle

On the 30th July undergraduates, postgraduates, home and international students enrolled on the ‘Global Certificate’ scheme spent an enjoyable few hours picnicking within the spectacular surroundings of Lincoln Castle.

The Global Certificate is a points based recognition system, centred around the objective of creating an inclusive community.  Students receive points for the international experiences that they participate in, whether this is a field trip, cultural exchange session, study abroad placement or campus based social event.

Throughout the period of lockdown, social events have continued virtually.  The recent relaxation of guidance has meant that events have been able to resume on campus, and, on this occasion, the venue was one of Lincoln’s most historic buildings, Lincoln Castle.

Whilst many of the participating students have been able to form their own social bubbles since lockdown regulations were relaxed, it was wonderful that these bubbles could now meet up, (whilst maintaining social distancing) and catch up with one another.

With Ghanaian egg stew with yams and plantain, cookies, choux pastries and cake on the menu, the group had plenty of internationally inspired culinary delights to choose from. Music was supplied by SU VP International Amina and this prompted some of the group to enjoy some dancing.

International and Employability Manager Judy Turner commented: “With over 170 students registered on the Global Certificate scheme, we have been delighted with participation rates at our social events. 

“These have become even more important during the Covid-19 pandemic ensuring that our international and home community of students is well supported.  

“The picnic at Lincoln Castle was a lovely occasion for students and staff to meet up after months of being apart and seeing the positive relationships that have developed between the group was very rewarding.”

Lincoln castle picnic students