Welcome to Lincoln Medical School

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Welcome to Lincoln Medical School

Congratulations on securing your place here at Lincoln Medical School!

Now that you have received your results, this is where your journey to becoming a medic begins – however, knowing exactly where to begin is always tricky, so we've created this space just for you so that you feel ready to start this September. Each section contains useful guidance on what you need to know before you arrive and what to expect from your first few weeks in the Lincoln Medical School. There is also a University of Lincoln Online Orientation Hub which contains lots of useful information to help prepare you for your transition to university in September.

The University of Lincoln is continuing with certain measures that were put in place at the start of the previous academic year to help minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission. For further details and updates please refer to our Coronavirus Information pages.

We will continue to follow Government guidance and best practice, and the University and School will keep you informed if this may change in accordance with new requirements. We will help you to understand the current arrangements that are in place during your induction week.

Hopefully we have everything covered throughout the site and on our handy useful information and FAQ section, but if you find you still have questions, please feel free to get in touch with the Lincoln Medical School Office at medicine@lincoln.ac.uk for any general enquiries relating to your course.

We look forward to meeting you on Monday 27 September 2021.

Getting Started – Things you Need to Know

Unsure what to bring with you? Want to find out what the city of Lincoln has to offer? Our Preparation to Study Handbook is your essential go-to place to be Medical School ready. Read our student survival guide, learn more about the kinds of support we offer, and find out where the best place for a bite to eat on campus is.

Preparation to Study Handbook 2021

We have also prepared a helpful downloadable checklist which includes deadlines to ensure you have done everything you need to prior and during induction.

Medicine Checklist

Using the drop-down menu below, we have included key information, forms, and documents that is included on the checklist that you need to read and complete before you arrive.


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 of how to complete the registration process. The registration process will be completed online on MyNottingham.

Some students may be asked to complete a document check as part of their registration/enrolment. The University is 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. For students who have applied to the EU Settlement Scheme, you may be asked to update your share code and the email will provide you with information about how to do this.

Upload Your Photo

You are required to upload a passport style photo as soon as possible to the University of Nottingham University Card system, so that a student ID card can be created for you. You will receive a student ID card for both the University of Nottingham and Lincoln. You will receive your Lincoln student ID card during induction week.

As a medical student you are studying for both a university degree and a professional qualification. Consequently, you are expected to comply with University, GMC, and other national guidelines regarding conduct. You must sign this student contract before starting the course.

  • The contract acts as a formal declaration on your behalf to demonstrate that you are aware of School of Medicine protocol.
  • It will also act as evidence that you have been transparent with any issues that may affect your fitness to practice medicine.

Read and Sign the Medical Student Contract

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 with guidance on how to complete your DBS check.

You should have also received a communication from TP Health, with full details and a link to complete a questionnaire.

DBS Check Guide and Occupational Health Check Guide

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


If you have been offered a place on the A18L – Medicine with Foundation Year course you will require a ‘Howie’ laboratory coat. Please note that this coat will need to be 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 changing area of the first-floor lab by the technician at the start of each teaching session and will need to be returned at the end of the session. 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. Please note that this coat will be given to you during your induction week. The Lincoln Medical School provide funding 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.

You will need to complete the form below by no later than Friday 3 September 2021 to let us know what size coat you would like us to order for you. A picture of the lab coat and sizing grids are included in the form for your reference.

A10L Lab Coat Submission Form

Covid 19 has had a massive impact upon clinical practice and the clinical environment. To offer you, other students, and staff more protection against the virus, we will be adopting the use of surgical scrubs. New students (both A18L and A10L) will be given your own set of scrubs to bring to the clinical skills sessions, which you should change into before entering the clinical skills suites, as well as during hospital visits too. These scrubs should be taken home to wash at the end of the session/day. Students will not be admitted to the clinical skills sessions without their scrubs.

You will need to complete the form below by no later than Friday 3 September 2021 to let us know what size you would like us to order for you. A picture of the scrubs and the sizing grid are included in the form for your reference.

Scrubs Submission Form

In order to join the University of Lincoln’s Students’ Union, you are required to complete a consent form in order to begin. By completing this form, you will then be able to join sports and societies.

More Information and Sign the SU Consent Form

Throughout the academic year we may wish to take photos and/or videos of teaching and other activities undertaken whilst you study at Lincoln Medical School. By signing this form, you give permission for us to use the images/videos created. Please read the information on the form carefully before signing. If you have any questions or concerns, please email medicine@lincoln.ac.uk.

Model Release Form

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 is via an online form which you can complete prior to starting university, or during your first few weeks. For more information or to complete the registration form, please click below.

More Information and Register

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 online.

Lincoln Medical School Statement of Mission and Values

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 focusing 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:

1. Supporting individuals speaking out

2. Ensuring robust processes for reporting and handling complaints

3. Ensuring equality, diversity, and inclusion across the learning environment

4. 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/documents/edi-guide-for-personal-tutors.pdf

We recognise that, in order 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 see the Student Wellbeing pages: https://studentservices.lincoln.ac.uk/health-and-wellbeing/

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

For more information on the EDI work at the University of Lincoln: https://hr.lincoln.ac.uk/equality/

For information on how to pay your fees or view which loan options are available to you, you can find out more on the University of Nottingham’s fees and funding page. 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.

In 2021, Lincoln Medical School will also be offering a limited number of additional bursaries to those who fulfil specific criteria (available upon application.) Application for these bursaries are only currently available once you have commenced your course of study and the School Office will approach eligible students.

Information about the accommodation process and what to expect at this stage can be accessed via the University of Lincoln’s Accommodation Team blogsite. 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 the 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.


As the 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 LMS Office in the first instance at medicine@lincoln.ac.uk.

Lincoln Medical School Building

The brand new purpose-built Lincoln Medical School was completed in March 2021 incorporating lecture theatres, laboratories, a clinical skills suite with consultation rooms, a prosection anatomy suite, and a bio-medical and health sciences library. It is the most sustainable building on the University Estate and features both solar panels and a living wall. Medical student teaching will take place in this new facility from the 2021 academic year.

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Any Questions

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

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