New Medicine Students


Enrolment for Medicine for 2023 entry has now closed. Further information about enrolment for September 2024 will be updated later in 2024.

Important Information

The start of term for new A10L and A18L Medicine students is Monday 25 September 2023, and this is when your formal induction and enrolment will begin. If you think you will be unable to join us on campus by Monday 25 September 2023, please contact us at medicine@lincoln.ac.uk.

The University of Lincoln's Welcome Week activities will be taking place from Monday 18 September 2023, and Medicine students can optionally attend. A range of activities will be coordinated by the University of Lincoln and the Lincoln Students’ Union. The schedule for this can be found at https://welcomeweek.lincoln.ac.uk/undergraduate/. There will be no Medicine-specific activities during this week, however staff will be available at set times during the week if you need support.

Please note, as enrolment for Medicine does not officially begin until Monday 25 September, some University of Lincoln Welcome Week activities may not be fully available to Medicine students prior to their formal enrolment. Students should also be aware that they may not receive Student Finance loans prior to their enrolment, and as such should make alternative financial provision for this week if they plan to arrive the week commencing Monday 18 September 2023. In order to attend the University of Lincoln’s Week, you must register your attendance using the form below. Failure to register will result in you being unable to join in with these activities.

Register to Attend

Getting Started

This section provides an overview of the essential tasks you will need to complete as part of your enrolment/registration, as well helpful resources to support you if you join us at Lincoln Medical School.

University Registration

If your place with Lincoln Medical School is confirmed, you will receive an email notification from the University of Nottingham approximately three weeks before your start date. This email will contain further details on how to complete the registration process. The registration process will be completed online on MyNottingham. If you have not received your registration email, please contact registration@nottingham.ac.uk.

Some students may be asked to complete a document check as part of their registration/enrolment. The University are required to ask for this information to ensure that you have the right to study in the UK. If you are required to complete a document check, you will be sent an email by enrolmentdocuments@lincoln.ac.uk to request that you provide images of your documents or to share your status with the University of Lincoln. This may include uploading a passport or a visa, if you hold one.

Upload Your ID Photo

You are required to upload a passport style photo to the University of Nottingham University card system as soon as possible, so that a student ID card can be created for you. This must be completed by the Friday 8 September 2023 at the latest.

As a University of Nottingham student studying at Lincoln's Brayford Pool Campus, you will be provided with two university cards so you can access libraries, facilities, and carry out any printing or photocopying at each campus. In the main, you will be using your University of Lincoln card as this is where most of your teaching and related activities will take place. Please keep your ID cards safe as you may have to pay a fee for replacement of any lost cards.

Lincoln Students’ Union Consent Form

To join the University of Lincoln’s Students’ Union, you are required to complete a Data Sharing Consent form.

If you are attending Lincoln Fresher's Week and want to attend Students’ Union activities and events, you will need to provide consent for the University of Lincoln to share your data with the Students' Union. Please complete the below form by the Monday 11 September 2023. You will not be able to attend any SU events, sports, and societies until you have completed this form.

Consent Form

Complete DBS Check and Occupational Health Check

Your offer is conditional upon you successfully completing additional fitness to practice checks. You will also need to complete Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and have an Occupational Health check. You should have already received communications from University of Nottingham with guidance on how to complete your DBS check.

DBS Check Guidance

You should have also received a communication from the School of Medicine and Optima Health (University of Nottingham’s Occupational Health provider), with full details and a link to complete a questionnaire (PPQ) before you arrive. If you have any questions, you can email the placements team via ms-placements-admin@nottingham.ac.uk or if it is Occupational Health specific, you can email Optima Health via team8@optimahealth.co.uk.

In addition to completing the Occupational Health Questionnaire, you will need to be assessed in person by the University of Nottingham's Occupational Health provider, Optima Health. An appointment with Optima Health will take place during your first week. Please see your induction timetable for further details of the date and location. You will receive an email invitation directly from Optima Health detailing the date and time slot you will be required to attend.

Occupational Health Check Guidance

Access the ICT Getting Started Guide

Take a look at our ICT Getting Started guide for a step-by-step process to setting up your Lincoln account. You can also learn more about your Lincoln and Nottingham accounts and which login you should use for individual applications.

ICT Getting Started Guide

Laboratory Coat Information

You will require a laboratory coat for the practical sessions that you undertake during your course which will be provided to you by Lincoln Medical School.


If you have been offered a place on the A18L Medicine with Foundation Year course, you will be required to wear a ‘Howie’ laboratory coat. Please note that these coats are kept in the first-floor laboratory for safety purposes and cannot be taken out of this room. A clean coat will be provided to you at the start of each teaching session and will need to be returned at the end. The lab coats changing procedure will be explained at the ‘Lab Introduction’ session which will take place during your induction week.


If you have been offered a place on the A10L Medicine course, you will require a ‘Howie’ laboratory coat. During your induction weeks you will be asked to try on a lab coat to determine the correct size for you. The Lincoln Medical School provide funding only for one coat throughout Year 1 and 2 of your degree. Please note that it is your responsibility to arrange to have your lab coat laundered, if this is required.

Scrubs Information

New students (both A18L and A10L) will be given your own set of scrubs. It is a requirement to wear your scrubs to all hospital visits and during any clinical skills sessions. During your induction weeks you will be asked to try on a set of scrubs to determine the correct size for you. Please note that it is your responsibility to take your scrubs home to wash at the end of the session/day.

Health Centre Registration

Once you have a confirmed place with us, you may wish to register with the on-campus surgery/Health Centre. Registration with the Health Centre can be done via a form which you can download from the website or obtain in person. This can be completed prior to starting university, or during your first few weeks. For more information or to complete the registration form, please follow the link below.

Health Centre Registration

Lincoln Medical School Statement of Mission and Values

By joining Lincoln Medical School, you will be joining a School with a strong mission and set of values, including a commitment to create and nurture a respectful, inclusive and empathetic atmosphere for work/study. A copy of our Lincoln Medical School Statement of Mission and Values, to which all staff and students must make a commitment, is available for you to read:

Lincoln Medical School Statement of Mission and Values

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Lincoln Medical School is committed to providing an inclusive and positive environment and to supporting the diversity of all its students and staff. We work hard to meet the needs of a diverse student population and provide a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for all. We expect all students to work with us and behave in a way that reflects and appreciates the diversity of the University community.

The University of Nottingham and the University of Lincoln both work hard to promote equality and embrace diversity, not just as a legislative requirement, but as part of their core values and missions. The universities support a wide variety of activities focussing on EDI, from short-term working groups focused on specific issues to wider initiatives to help develop training for all staff.

Lincoln Medical School is signed up to the BMA Racial Harassment Charter, seeking to prevent and address racial harassment.

We commit to:

  • Supporting individuals speaking out
  • Ensuring robust processes for reporting and handling complaints
  • Ensuring equality, diversity, and inclusion across the learning environment
  • Addressing racial harassment on work placements.

All staff within Lincoln Medical School are expected to undertake training in Equality and Diversity, and Unconscious Bias, and online training courses on these topics form part of the core induction programme for our medical students. All Personal Tutors within Lincoln Medical School have access to a reference guide to explore EDI issues and to understand some of the different difficulties that our diverse student body can encounter during their studies. We hope it will help to improve the academic experience of all students at the University, as well as the relationships between students and their personal tutors.

A copy of this guide can be viewed here: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/edi/staff-guides.aspx

We recognise that, to enable all students to have equal access to our facilities and educational opportunities, some students may require adjustments or specialist support. We therefore aim to take a flexible approach, wherever possible, when responding to the individual needs of our students. For more information on adjustments or specialist support please visit our Student Wellbeing pages: https://studentservices.lincoln.ac.uk/health-and-wellbeing/.

For more information on the EDI work at the University of Nottingham please visit https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/medicine/about/equality-diversity-and-inclusion.aspx.

For more information on the EDI work at the University of Lincoln please visit https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/abouttheuniversity/diversityandinclusion/.



Student Finance, Tuition Fees, and Payment

You can find information on how to pay your fees, or view which loan options are available to you, on the University of Nottingham’s fees and funding pages. Remember to register online otherwise your status with Student Finance might be affected.

Financial Support

You may be eligible for University of Nottingham bursaries, subject to meeting eligibility criteria. Some of these bursaries will be awarded automatically, while the ‘Core Bursary’ and the ‘Nottingham Potential Bursary’, as well as other bursaries, can be applied for. Find out more about eligibility criteria at https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/studywithus/ugstudy/articles/scholarships-and-bursaries-ug.html.


Information about the accommodation process and what to expect at this stage can be accessed via the University of Lincoln’s Accommodation Team blog site at https://accommodation.lincoln.ac.uk/. Please note that move in dates stated on the blog may differ for Lincoln Medical School students. You will be contacted directly by the University of Lincoln’s Accommodation Team if you have booked University provided accommodation.

If you have any questions or queries about accommodation, you can contact the Lincoln Accommodation Team via email at accommodation@lincoln.ac.uk. It will help the team deal with your enquiry if you indicate that you are an offer holder with Lincoln Medical School in the email subject.

The Lincoln Accommodation Team also has a website which you may wish to visit to view some of the accommodation options available and take a 360° tour of the rooms available. You can find out more at https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/studentlife/accommodation/.

Records and Information Management

As Lincoln Medical School is a partnership between the Universities of Nottingham and Lincoln, the arrangements for data collection and data sharing are different to other University of Nottingham or University of Lincoln students. What data is provided to the University of Lincoln by the University of Nottingham and how this is used, is explained in your LMS Student Privacy Notice (PDF). If you have any questions about how your data is used, please contact the Lincoln Medical School Office in the first instance at medicine@lincoln.ac.uk.

Any Questions?

If you have any questions about registration/enrolment, please contact the University of Nottingham by email at ss-reception-qmc@nottingham.ac.uk.

If you have any questions about studying at Lincoln Medical School, please contact the Lincoln Medical School via email in the first instance at medicine@lincoln.ac.uk.