New Medicine Students

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Frequently Asked Questions

This page has been designed to provide the answers to many of our frequently asked questions, information on how to provide us with your feedback, and links to the essential maps you will need while studying at Lincoln Medical School. You can also contact by email at

How do I register with the university?

If your place with Lincoln Medical School is confirmed, you will receive an email notification from the University of Nottingham which will contain further details of how to complete the registration process. The registration process will be completed online. You will then need to confirm your attendance at University of Lincoln on the 25 September 2023.

Where do I need to be on my first day?

You can find out where you need to be by referring to the Induction/Welcome Week Timetable. From 25 September 2023, you will be on campus for various sessions including a welcome talk from the Associate Dean for Medicine. Please note that this timetable will be live on the above link from 17 August 2023. This will be subject to change, so please check back regularly for any updates prior to induction and during induction week.

Will I use my University of Nottingham or University of Lincoln student login for access?

A detailed guidance document which details which login details to use and when, is available at

Who can I speak to if I need help or support?

You will be allocated a personal tutor and introduced to them in the first week of term. They will meet with you regularly to discuss your progress and development and can be contacted if you have any queries or concerns. You can also contact the Senior Tutor team within the Medical School via

The Student Wellbeing Centre offers a range of support services, which can be accessed via daily walk-in appointments, further details on their website. Please see the Supporting Your Studies section for further information on the range of support that is offered to students.

How will my Students' Union Membership work?

As students with Lincoln Medical School you have the option to join either, or both, the University of Nottingham Students' Union and the University of Lincoln Students' Union.

For further information, please refer to the Students’ Union and Medical Societies pages.

Can I switch seminar groups?

Due to clinical/ward capacity and resourcing issues and scheduling, once you have been allocated a seminar group, it is not permitted to switch groups.

How is teaching going to run?

For the 2023-2024 academic year we plan to use a blended approach to deliver teaching, with the vast majority of sessions taking place in-person on campus and only a small number of asynchronous online learning (e.g. half a day per week of pre-recorded lectures).No matter what the method of delivery is, we will still provide you with the opportunities required to meet your learning objectives, develop your skills, and prepare for your future career.

What equipment do I need to purchase before I arrive?

We do not require you to purchase any special equipment prior to starting the course. When you arrive, you will be issued with a lab coat for practical sessions and a set of scrubs to wear in clinical skills.

Some students may choose to purchase other equipment, such as a stethoscope, but you do not need to do this before you arrive. You may also find that organisations have student discounts that may be available during Fresher’s Week or at the Medic Fayre. Find out what advice our current students have about key equipment to bring with you to University at

Can I get access to teaching and learning materials before I arrive?

You won’t need to do any preparation work or study before you arrive with us. Enjoy your summer and come ready to learn once term starts!

Where do I find teaching and support staff within the Medical School?

All staff within Lincoln Medical School are based in the Ross Lucas Medical Sciences Building. You can visit School reception during working hours or email initially, to find out how best to get in touch with staff or consult your personal tutor once you arrive. You can view our staff team on our website.

Can you tell me more about the early years clinical visits?

For years one and two, in total you will have five visits to a General Practice and six hospital visits. During these placements you will get a good overview of how GP/Hospitals ‘work’, the opportunity to talk to (and examine) patients, and a chance to develop a good working relationship with the sites and their staff.

It is the intention of Lincoln Medical School and our local NHS partners that hospital and primary care visits will go ahead during 2023-24. If visits cannot proceed, we will endeavour to arrange alternative clinical teaching material.

What if I am unable to attend a teaching session?

The attendance and reporting process will be confirmed in your course handbook which will be provided to you at the beginning of the term.

Please note that, although the primary purpose of attendance monitoring is to ensure your engagement with the programme and your wellbeing, repeated non-attendance of teaching sessions without providing prior notification may result in consideration of your professional behaviour and attitudes.

What do I do if I have a problem with my accommodation when I arrive?

If you have booked University accommodation, then please contact the Accommodation Services Team at or visit their website at

Most accommodation blocks also have a reception area where you may be able to get help during induction week. If you have booked private accommodation with another provider, then please contact them via the details you used when you booked. If you are struggling to find suitable accommodation, then please contact the Student Support Centre for advice at

What does the campus and our facilities look like?

You can find out more about our campus and student life at Lincoln at, and explore medicine-specific facilities at

Is there space for me to park at University of Lincoln?

You may be able to apply for a parking permit for University of Lincoln car parks outside of normal business hours. Further information about this will be available from Estates. Permit-holder parking (a fee may be payable) is only available at some of our student accommodation site. For further information please visit

Can you tell me more about Religious Observance?

For more information on how religious observance can be taken into consideration for the examination period please, visit the University of Nottingham’s Student Services website.

If you need alternative exam arrangements due to religious observance, please download a copy of the Religious Observance Form and submit it to the Assessments Team by the deadline indicated.

Can I get printed versions of the handbooks?

To reduce our carbon footprint, we have a policy that most handbooks and related material will now only be available online. Only in very specific cases will a printed version of handbooks be provided.

What if I want to defer/withdraw my application?

If you would like to defer or withdraw your entry before starting your studies at Lincoln Medical School, please let us know of your intentions in writing and send an email to

Once you have started, if you find that you would like to interrupt your studies or withdraw from the course, you must arrange a meeting with a Senior Tutor to notify them and discuss your options. Meetings with the Senior Tutor can be arranged by emailing

You will also need to complete a ‘Voluntary Interruption of Study Form’ or ‘Withdrawal Form'.

More information on the implications of interrupting or withdrawing from your studies can be found at

Can a parent/guardian get in touch with Lincoln Medical School on my behalf?

Parents and guardians are more than welcome to contact Lincoln Medical School with any general queries related to either Lincoln or Nottingham universities.

For more specific questions that relate to the course, or other issues such as accommodation or wellbeing, we encourage students to contact the School themselves. As privacy and confidentiality legislation must be adhered to, we are unable to share any personal information without the student’s written permission.


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