2019 will mark an historic moment in Lincolnshire’s history as the first medical students begin their studies at the University of Lincoln. Lincolnshire’s new Medical School will deliver first class medical training to around 400 students, building on the many new healthcare related programmes – including nursing, physiotherapy and midwifery – introduced by the University of Lincoln in recent years.
Until now, Lincolnshire has been the largest English county without a medical school, without the ability to train its own doctors. That is set to change. The creation of a new medical school will be transformational for Lincolnshire.
The Medical School will inspire young people from local schools and give them more opportunities to apply to train as doctors, encouraging them to remain in the area when they qualify. The Medical School is set to make a huge difference to thousands of people’s lives – and you can be a part of it.
£21.1 million is needed to enable us to build a dedicated, state-of-the-art building to house the Lincoln Medical School. The support of the community in Lincolnshire was instrumental in the establishment of the University. We are now asking people to come together again – alumni and friends – to help transform medical training in Lincolnshire.
Your support with a monthly gift or one-off donation, however big or small, will make a real difference and will change lives.
There are also opportunities to have your name, or the name of a loved one, immortalised in one the building’s public spaces; and to name a laboratory, teaching suite, lecture theatre or the science library. Your gift could last forever.
If you would like to discuss supporting a particular aspect of the Medical School, the Development Office would be delighted to hear from you.
The new Medical School building will comprise lecture theatres, laboratories, clinical and anatomy suites equipped with cutting-edge diagnostic tools and a science library. Facilities will include dedicated clinical labs and virtual learning spaces (simulating hospital wards or a GP surgery) equipped with the latest virtual- and augmented-reality technologies. These will enable students to understand and master the latest technology developments in healthcare.
Researchers at Lincoln are leading projects set to have profound impact on global health challenges. Professor Nigel Allinson is leading an international team to develop more effective radiotherapy treatment for cancer sufferers. Dr Ishwar Singh and colleagues became the first group of scientists in the world to produce two synthetic derivatives of teixobactin – a natural antibiotic capable of destroying drug-resistant bacteria – which had the same potency of the naturally-occurring antibiotic.
The University of Lincoln is proud of its record for widening participation in higher education, with a high proportion of our students coming from families with no previous experience of going to university. We will continue our work to help young people in Lincolnshire unlock their potential and show them how they could train to become a doctor if that is their ambition.