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Working with Schools and Colleges


At Lancaster, we believe that all young people with the desire and ability should have the opportunity to study at university, regardless of background or barriers. We are firmly committed to equality of opportunity, making sure that the student body at Lancaster is reflective of the diverse and talented community we serve. We support our students on an ‘upwards journey of social mobility,’ giving young people access to a world-class education and opportunities to become highly skilled, global citizens.

Access to Medicine

A four-week programme designed to give people in Years 10-11 an authentic insight into studying Medicine at Lancaster University. Students will get the chance to meet current medical students, try problem-based learning, learn a basic clinical skill, and experience how anatomy is taught at Lancaster Medical School. Students will get advice about preparing for and applying to medical school, and will have the opportunity to participate in a mock multiple mini interview (MMI).

If you’d like a representative from Lancaster Medical School to visit your school or college to deliver an Admissions advice talk or a session about preparing for the Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT), please contact us on

Biology Experience Days

Our Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences provides events for schools and colleges for biology, biochemistry and biomedical science. Hands-on opportunities such as Taster Days and Biology Experience Days are delivered in conjunction with the Faculty of Science and Technology. We additionally offer talks in schools on a range of topics from cancer to microbiology and provide materials for teachers such as the very popular ‘Parasites in a Box’.

Sports and Exercise Science Tasters

Through our new Sports and Exercise Science programme, one of the only UK courses based within a Medical School, we offer interactive taster sessions for students, visiting schools and colleges to deliver content that aligns to your curriculum such as making sports drinks. We can also offer taster sessions and experience days on campus within our Human Performance Laboratory, where students can perform physiological and biomechanical testing to learn about responses to exercise.

Our range of activities is designed to inspire and engage students in medicine and the biosciences. To find out more about how we can work with you, contact the Health and Medicine faculty office on