Prospective Vet Students

Myth Busting the vet school application process

Essential Guides and Reports

Veterinary Schools Council: Admissions processes and entry requirements for UK veterinary schools For applications in 2020


British Veterinary Association: Becoming a vet


Association of Veterinary Students: Getting into Vet school


National Health Careers Conference

Sutton Trust

Sutton Trust Pre 16 Scholars program

The opportunities open to a child from a disadvantaged background today are strongly linked to how much their parents earn….The Sutton Trust has worked to address this. We fight for social mobility from birth to the workplace so that every young person – no matter who their parents are, what school they go to, or where they live – has the chance to succeed in life. In order to leverage what we do, we work in partnership with the UK’s and the US’ leading universities and other organisations.

Sutton Trust Post 16 summer schools

The RVC Sutton Trust Summer School is designed for students to enjoy a flavour of university life through living at the Royal Veterinary College’s Hawkshead Campus for a week during the school holidays. Students take part in lectures, fun evening activities and even a veterinary themed science fair! Firm friendships are formed during this week which is intended as an introduction to higher education as well as a chance to meet like-minded prospective veterinary medicine and biological sciences students. During the week you will visit our farm, animal hospital, equine facilities and meet professionals and students who work in a range of animal career pathways.

Cambridge University Veterinary Medicine Summer School gives you a flavour of what it’s like to study to become a vet at university. The week-long programme introduces you to the cutting-edge science taking place at Cambridge University, guides you around the clinics at the Vet School and shows you the running of the University Farm. You even get do so some dissection! You will also receive small-group teaching on a focused biological topic, so you can present some research to other attendees and staff. In addition, we will provide guidance about how to make a competitive application to vet school. The Summer School is an exciting, immersive experience, which gives you an idea of how vet students spend their time – both working and playing. Many of our past attendees have told us how useful the Summer School was in helping them plan their university careers.

Insights into Bristol

In 2020, for the first time, applications will be open nationwide.

Insight into Bristol is a FREE programme that aims to encourage and support students from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic* background into University. The programme offers the following opportunities:

  1. A residential summer school at the University of Bristol that will include:
    • academic sessions
    • access to a range of facilities
    • the chance to explore the University.
  2. Follow-up support sessions during Year 13, including support with UCAS applications.

The Veterinary Sciences subject stream will consist of a wide variety of activities designed to give you an insight into our veterinary-related programmes and prepare you for study at degree level. You will have the opportunity to take part in taster sessions delivered and supported by a variety of Bristol Vet School staff and students.

Article summarsing the different Widening Participation Schemes at U.K. Veterinary Schools

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BVEDS help and support

We offer support, signposting and practical advice to pupils from State Schools and/or BAME backgrounds thinking about a career in Veterinary Medicine. If you are a young person that has struggled to find support for your vet school application /or are actively being discouraged by your school we would like to hear from you!

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