All of us at the University of Lincoln look forward to your return, as both students of Lincoln Medical School and citizens of Lincoln. We are committed to helping you keep safe and to ensuring that you make the most of the opportunities available to you while studying with us. We know that, in turn, you will support your University community and neighbours in the city by following all Government guidelines and local safety measures.
Our plans to welcome you back to campus will continue to develop as new Government guidelines and regulations emerge, and we will contact you regularly with further information and any changes to our approach.
In the meantime, we have summarised a few things below regarding information on our arrangements to welcome you back to campus in September 2020.
For students progressing into Year 1 of Medicine from Foundation Year, the start of term is Monday 21 September, 2020, along with the new Year 1 cohort. Teaching will commence on Monday 28 September, 2020.
For students progressing into Year 2 of Medicine, the start of term is Monday 21 September, 2020, with teaching starting that week.
This is a few weeks earlier than most other courses at Lincoln (most of which start again on Monday 12 October 2020).
You will receive an email notification from the University of Nottingham at the end of August which will contain further details of how to complete the online registration process in order to re-register onto your course. All returning students are required to register at the start of each academic year.
Due to the cancellation of the third and fourth Occupational Health appointments during COVID-19, these appointments will be rearranged for the next academic year. These are being factored into planning for next year and further information will be communicated to you prior to the start of term.
Our accommodation teams look forward to welcoming you back to Lincoln and helping you to feel settled and safe in your home – whether it is on campus or in the city.
We know that many students will already have plans or bookings for their term time accommodation for 2020-21. Where you are going to be living in University-managed accommodation, we will be adjusting the contract start and end dates to reflect your term dates. The University of Lincoln will also be working with private sector providers and landlords to explain differences in term dates and ask them to make sure that your accommodation contract terms will ensure that you have accommodation available for the whole of the 2020-21 academic year.
Some of you will be coming back to the city to new homes and households in private rented accommodation. Please consider your new neighbours when making plans to come back to the city – some of whom may be isolating to protect their health and that of their families.
We will be providing guidance to all students moving into communal accommodation about how to live safely with others in your household and how to operate social distancing. We will take account of any further, relevant, Government guidance that is published that will impact on student accommodation arrangements, and update our guidance as needed.
Students moving into campus accommodation such as halls of residence will receive an email from our Accommodation team by mid-July with more information about moving back to campus.
If you have any questions or queries about accommodation you can contact the Lincoln Accommodation team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. It will help the team deal with your enquiry if you indicate that you are a student of the Lincoln Medical School in the subject title.
Welcome back to LMS! We hope you’ve had a lovely summer and enjoyed your first year in Lincoln as much as us! Being the first cohort, we know MedSoc was not able to fulfil all our needs last year, but we are proud of how far we have come and what we now have to offer. With our newly elected committee, and affiliated societies, we are in a great position to continue building our society and creating memories and traditions together.
Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, we know you’ll understand that we cannot confirm what events and socials we will be hosting this year, but rest assured, we will still be here to meet your social and educational needs as best as we can. In these uncertain times we feel it is particularly important that everyone feels fully supported. The University of Lincoln Students’ Union are planning for a variety of different events for new and returning students. Further information will be provided by the Students' Union in due course. For the most up-to-date information please visit www.lincolnsu.com. To keep updated on all things MedSoc, please visit our website and follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
When you return this autumn will use a blended approach to deliver your teaching, using a combination of digital and in-person sessions to ensure you have every opportunity to engage with academic staff and your peers. To enable social distancing, we will schedule small groups in our larger teaching spaces and take steps to minimise the number of students moving through corridors at any one time.
We will use educational technologies to deliver lecture content, with interactive opportunities to discuss topics and ask questions of your lecturers during or after the session.
We will use systems that you are already familiar with such as Moodle, Blackboard Collaborate, Microsoft Teams, and Panopto, our lecture capture system, and will always focus on using teaching methods that give you the best opportunity to participate.
We know that alongside the excitement of returning to University, some of you might be apprehensive about leaving home or mixing with large groups of people again. Our established Student Support and Student Wellbeing Centres are available to support you with your health and to discuss any concerns you might have, as well as the support from your School if you wish to discuss with them.
A range of resources and contact details for Student Services can be found on their website https://studentservices.lincoln.ac.uk/.
As always, your personal tutor will be a key point of contact for both academic and pastoral support - in person or online. Do get in touch with them if you have not already done so.
The latest information about access to facilities and planning for the 2020-21 academic year is available on our Coronovirus pages.
The Library team will continue to offer a huge number of resources and support to students online. More details can be found on their website. IT services and support remain available via the ICT Service Desk. If you have any questions about registration, please contact the University of Nottingham at SSemail@example.com.
If you have any questions about returning to study at the Lincoln campus, please contact the Lincoln Medical School by email in the first instance at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your Personal Tutor.