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.
We know that university life, like the rest of our lives, is being impacted by the need for us to follow government guidelines set out to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infections. You will have been made aware in our earlier communications to you that we have had to make some changes to the way that we deliver our programme of teaching and learning this year, as well as introducing other safety measures. Our pages contain further details about this and we will help you to understand these changes further as we progress through your induction.
Hopefully we have everything covered throughout the site and on our handy useful information section, but if you find you still have questions, please feel free to get in touch with the Lincoln Medical School Office at email@example.com for any general enquiries.
We look forward to meeting you on Monday 21 September 2020.
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There is also a helpful Checklist which includes deadlines to ensure you have done everything you need to prior and during induction.
Using the drop-down menu below, we have included key information, forms and documents 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 which will contain further details of how to complete the registration process. The registration process will be completed online.
As you will be working with patients in a public space, you will need to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to prove you are safe to work in a medical environment. You will need to have been DBS cleared before you arrive on 21 September 2020, but will not need to bring your DBS certificate with you on your first day.
Please follow the link above to read the guidance on how to complete the form and then complete the online form. Errors can lead to your clearance being delayed.
Overseas EU students living overseas at present – Overseas EU students will be contacted about their DBS checks upon arrival.
Overseas EU students living in the UK at present – If at the time of application you have ID documents featuring your UK address, you do not need to wait until the start of term to complete your DBS check.
Medicine is a challenging but an incredibly rewarding course where you will have the opportunity to go onto hospital wards and into clinics. To ensure you are fit enough to enter these areas, each student must be assessed by the University of Nottingham’s Occupational Health Team (OH Works). You will firstly need to fill in an Occupational Health Questionnaire, which we advise you to complete as soon as possible and submit before you start in September.
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. Every new student must read the Medical Student Contract and submit a declaration response via this Microsoft form. The Medical Student 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.
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 and study. A copy of our Lincoln Medical School Mission and Values Statement, to which all staff and students must make a commitment, is available for you to view.
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.
All staff within Lincoln Medical School are expected to undertake training in Equality and Diversity and Unconscious Bias, and online training courses on these subjects and training is being developed for students within the University. 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.
For more information on the EDI work at the University of Nottingham please visit: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/edi/equality-diversity-and-inclusion.aspx
For more information on the EDI work at the University of Lincoln please visit: 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.
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.
In 2020, 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.
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 YouTube channel which you may wish to visit to take a look at some of the tours.
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 require a standard laboratory coat.
If you have been offered a place on the A10L – Medicine course you will require a ‘Howie’ laboratory coat.
Please complete this form by no later than 4 September 2020 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.
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. You will each 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. These scrubs should be taken home to wash at the end of the session and should be used during hospital visits too. Students will not be admitted to the clinical skills sessions without their scrubs. Further guidance will be communicated to you in your first couple of weeks.
Please complete this form by no later than 4 September 2020 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.
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 the 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 email@example.com.