RVC and University of Glasgow Seek to Improve Participation in Vet Education
A progression agreement has been signed between two leading veterinary schools to widen participation and access to the profession.
The University of Glasgow has signed a progression agreement with the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) to consider for acceptance onto its veterinary degree course, students who have successfully completed the RVC’s Veterinary Gateway Programme.
Professor Stephen May, deputy principal and vice-principal (teaching) at the RVC comments: "Now that Glasgow has joined hands with Liverpool, Bristol, and the RVC in support of the Gateway Programme, it is a widening participation initiative of national importance."
Professor Jim Anderson, vice dean for teaching and learning at The University of Glasgow Veterinary School comments: "The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Glasgow welcomes the chance to add to the opportunities for Gateway's students and to further develop the way it contributes to widening access to the profession."
The Veterinary Gateway Programme is a one-year preparatory course held at the RVC in London. Initiated by the RVC, it is designed to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to join a career-building veterinary degree course. The Gateway programme is a widening participation programme for UK non-selective state school students whose parents have not been to university and who receive, or would be eligible for, an Education Maintenance Allowance payment.
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Established in 1791, the RVC is the UK’s longest-standing veterinary college—with a proud heritage of innovation in veterinary science, clinical practice and education.