Contextual Data

As part of our commitment to widening access to medicine, Lancaster Medical School take a holistic approach to reviewing applications and aim to understand as much as possible about our applicants and their potential.

Medicine as a profession needs to attract the best students to embark on what can be a challenging career. While academic qualifications provide one marker of potential, a number of studies have shown that potential to succeed in medicine is not reliant on qualifications alone. In 2012, Lancaster University’s Chancellor, the Rt Hon Alan Millburn, published a report which highlighted that the UK medical profession does not reflect wider society. We are committed to recruiting medical students who reflect the diversity of our society.

If you meet two or more of our widening participation criteria, meet the academic entry requirements and are successful at interview, you may be considered for a contextually lowered offer of ABB.

In this instance, you will be made a dual offer:  (1) the standard offer and (2) the contextually lowered offer; the lower offer is dependent upon you making Lancaster Medical School your firm choice and attending one of our post-offer events.