New Medicine Students

Supporting Your Studies

Student Welfare

The Student Support Centre, located in the Minerva Building, is where you can find out how to access support services across the University of Lincoln. The Student Support Team is here to ensure that you can access all our services and information. Our friendly and helpful staff can help with a wide range of queries from student ID cards, general advice and information, and directions around the campus.

The Advice Service is also based in the Student Support Centre and is a free, confidential and impartial service available to all students. Our team can advise you of your rights and responsibilities across a wide range of subjects, such as accommodation issues, money or debt, all areas of student funding, employment, welfare benefits, legal issues, and immigration. Student Support services, resources, and contact details, can be found on our website at

The Student Wellbeing Team

If you have a disability, a long-term medical condition, a learning difference, or a mental health condition, the Student Wellbeing Team are here for you. Located in the Student Wellbeing Centre on the Brayford Pool Campus, the team offers support and advice with any issues or challenges you may face during your studies. A team of Wellbeing Advisors, Mental Health Advisors, and Counsellors provide advice and guidance on how to make the most of your time at university. Student Wellbeing services, resources, and contact details, can be found on our website at

Walk-in Services

Walk-in services are available for students who need to discuss a personal problem or receive one-to-one advice. Walk-in sessions are available for all University of Lincoln support services. Please note the sessions operate on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information on opening and walk-in times please visit our Student Services website at

Personal Tutors

All students at Lincoln Medical School are allocated a personal tutor. Your personal tutor is trained to support all aspects of your student journey and aims to help you reach your full potential and to encourage you to develop professionally and personally as a medical student, preparing you to become a future doctor.

You will be allocated a personal tutor for the duration of your course. You are expected to meet with them throughout your studies to review and reflect on your progress and to set developmental goals. You will be expected to keep an Early Years Personal Tutor and Reflection portfolio which you will receive during the introduction to personal tutoring and development session that is timetabled as part of your induction.

Your personal tutor can:

  • Support you in encouraging your self-appraisal, reflection, and goal setting (skills expected of all doctors with the requirement to evidence in their annual review)
  • Act as a gateway to the wider support available at Lincoln Medical School and both universities
  • Provide a reference for employment and act as a professional 'friend'.

We have created a package which provides details of personal tutoring and student support and development that you should be aware of. This can be accessed at

Personal Tutors are supported by the Senior Tutors for Lincoln Medical School, Dr Jessica Hodgson and Dr Michael Toze. Please contact the Senior Tutors with any questions about student support provision within the Medical School by email at

Peer Mentoring

Lincoln Medical School runs a Peer Mentoring programme for all first-year medical students to help their transition into higher education. It involves near-peer students supporting new students as they enter and progress through their first year at Medical School. Peer Mentors are experienced students further on in their education (a year or more above) who have received additional training to enable them to help, guide, and signpost students to a variety of useful resources.

Support for Students with a Disability

Disability and Long-Term Medical Conditions Support

Both universities are strongly committed to equality of opportunity in their provision for all students. They are committed to providing on-going support with the focus on providing accessible services and supporting students in completing their courses to their potential. Full information on the range of support and services available for students is available at

Disclosure and Confidentiality

It is your responsibility to ensure that we are aware of your situation. You can alert us to your condition by:

  • Direct contact with appropriate services such as Student Wellbeing
  • Indicating a disability on the annual registration form
  • Direct contact with appropriate staff, e.g. the Disability Liaison Officer (DLO) for your School (Dr Jessica Hodgson or your personal tutor.

Early disclosure to us is essential to ensure the timely provision of appropriate support services and reasonable adjustments in teaching and assessments.

The information you give will be processed and held in the University administration systems and used for the administration of your academic related support and any other legitimate University purpose. In doing so, the University will observe at all times the data protection principles embodied in the Data Protection Act 1998 and General Data Protection Regulations.

The Privacy Information for Students and Applicants can be found at

Academic Support (AS) and Disability Support (DS)

The Student Wellbeing Team can offer support and guidance on academic support and disability support via a team of trained advisors and assessors. They are located in the Student Wellbeing Centre on the Brayford Pool Campus and can be contacted at or by phone on +44(0)1522886400.

The Student Wellbeing Team can assist with queries regarding:

  • Assessments in relation to disability and dyslexia and recommendations to academic staff about reasonable adjustments in the learning, teaching, and assessment environments.
  • For home students, assessment for and access to Disabled Student’s Allowances (DSA) which can provide equipment and support from trained non-medical helpers.
  • Recommendations for adjustments to arrangements for examination and assessment
  • Access to alternative formats such as Braille and Large Print
  • Individual specialist support for students with dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties
  • Access to specialist technology in libraries
  • Liaison with libraries for enhanced services such as extended loans
  • Residential accommodation adjustments.