Working with Our Students

We welcome enquiries from those who want to work with our students. Perhaps you are looking for performers or musicians for an event, perhaps you want to engage our artists to fulfil a brief, or maybe you need technical support or consultation to help you realise a creative idea?

Whatever your creative needs, we’d be happy to hear from you and discuss ways we might work together.

Please take a look at the information below and contact LSCA Creative Engagement Producer, Rachel Baynton to make an enquiry.

Ways of working with our students:

PROFESSIONAL (PAID) OPPORTUNITIES: This might take the form of a one-off event, a series of events, or a longer engagement. The student will be paid appropriately for their time, and in return your organisation will benefit from the skills, passion and talent of the LSCA students.

WORK EXPERIENCE (UNPAID): This kind of opportunity will offer students a period of practical experience (of any length), that allows them to apply their learning to ‘real world’ contexts. Unlike employment, or paid opportunities, work experience has an emphasis on training and mentoring.

By offering work experience opportunities you can:

  • Inspire young creatives at the first stages of their career
  • Offer insight into working in your sector and the benefit of your experience
  • Raise the profile of your organisation and its work through connecting with your community
  • Help develop and retain local skills and talent
  • Develop the mentoring skills of the staff within your own organisation

We’d love to talk to you if you feel that you can offer this kind of opportunity or would like any advice about providing work experience.

VOLUNTEERING: If you are seeking volunteers then we recommend you contact University of Lincoln Students’ Union Volunteering Department ( who may be able to help you advertise your opportunity.

LONGER-TERM PROJECTS AND PARTNERSHIPS: We understand that high quality work demands time, energy, expertise and resources, with considerable preparation, planning, rehearsals and project design. If you’d like to talk about the potential for projects or partnerships, across any of the school’s areas of expertise, then please get in touch.

Download a PDF of our LSCA Guidance for Working with Students