Visit The Royal Veterinary College for a taste of life on campus.

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If you have any further questions please email openday@rvc.ac.uk.

Annual Open Day

Our next Annual Open Day, for those interested in any of our undergraduate courses, will be held in October 2016 at our Hawkshead Campus. To receive further information please email openday@rvc.ac.uk with Open Day in the subject title . 

Who is our Undergraduate Open Day aimed towards?

This Open Day is intended for anyone interested in our undergraduate courses, including students of all ages, parents, careers advisors, and teachers. Although we have no age restrictions we recommend that students attending are in Year 10 and upwards, due to the focus on the day.

You will be able to find out about the courses we offer and take a tour of the campus with current students. Staff will be available to advise you on entry requirements, fees, bursaries, and accommodation. Because of the popularity of this Open Day advance booking is compulsory and the number of guests per person is limited to a maximum of two.

Undergraduate Courses featured at our Open Day:

The three-year BSc Biological Sciences (UCAS Code C100) and BSc Bioveterinary Sciences (UCAS Code D300) is intended for students interested in Animal Science at the interface between the basic biological sciences and clinical practice, and prepares graduates for a wide variety of post-graduate careers related to the animal biological sciences and animal welfare.

The five-year BVetMed degree course (UCAS code D100), the four-year Graduate Accelerated BVetMed degree (UCAS code D102) and the six-year combined BVetMed/BSc course (UCAS Code D101), all lead to a degree qualification entitling the holder to practise as a veterinary surgeon. The six-year course is designed for students with a keen interest in science as well as veterinary medicine, and graduates are awarded a BSc degree before completing the BVetMed.

The Veterinary Gateway course (UCAS Code D102) is a one-year course available to students from non-selective schools who are members of the Widening Participation cohort. Successful completion leads to a place on the five-year BVetMed degree course.

The three-year Foundation Degree Veterinary Nursing (UCAS Code D310), and the four year BSc Veterinary Nursing (UCAS Code D313), both provide a strong practical training in essential nursing skills. Staff will be available to give advice and guidance on veterinary nursing and other careers involving working with animals.

BSc/MSci Biological Sciences Pathways Open Days

The RVC holds an Open Day at the Camden Campus each year for anyone who is interested in learning more about the BSc and MSci Biological Sciences and Bioveterinary Sciences programmes.

The next BSc/MSci Biological Sciences Pathways Open Day is expected to take place in November 2016.

Are you interested in the scientific work that leads to advances in medicine?

The BSc Open Day is open to anyone who is interested in a career in animal-related science. Parents, teachers and careers advisers are also welcome to attend.

Members of staff will be available to discuss aspects of our BSc and MSci Biological Sciences programmes; the entrance requirements; and the teaching and research facilities. In addition, current students of the RVC will take you on a tour of the London campus and provide a first-hand account of student life at the RVC.

NB: MSci degrees are four-year programmes which combine bachelors level and masters level study into a single course.These programmes enable students to undertake three years of undergraduate level study, followed by a fourth year of postgraduate level study, leading to a Masters qualification. The first two years are usually in common with our BSc courses.  

Please note: the BSc Biological Sciences Open Day is only for those students interested in studying the BSc/MSci Biological/Bioveterinary Sciences degree programmes. There will be no information available on the day about our veterinary medicine, nursing or Gateway courses. If you are interested in studying to become a veterinary surgeon or vet nurse, you should attend our main Open Day (held in May each year). The Camden campus is outside the Congestion Charging Zone but please note that there is no parking available.

Postgraduate Information Evening

This Postgraduate Information Evening is intended for anyone interested in our postgraduate courses, including students, parents, and academics.

You will be able to find out about the courses we offer and take a tour of the campus with current students. Staff will be available to advise you on entry requirements, fees, bursaries, and accommodation.

Because of the popularity of this Open Day advance booking is compulsory and the number of guests per person is limited to a maximum of two.

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Campus Tours

During the academic year we run regular tours of the Camden and Hawkshead campuses for prospective students, parents, teachers and careers advisors.

Visitors will have the opportunity to view the teaching, learning and social facilities, and speak to a current student about their experience of studying at the RVC. Please note that the number of guests per person is limited to a maximum of two. If you would like to attend a Campus tour, please see the list of available dates below and complete the relevant booking form.

Tours start at 2.00pm (weekdays) and, when available, 12.00pm (weekends) and will last for approximately two hours.

Camden Campus

Booking is currently open for:

  • Wednesday 29th June 2016 (2:00pm - 3:45pm) - fully booked

Please note that if any of the dates above are fully booked you will be given the opportunity to sign up for the Reserve List for that date and we will contact you if any places become available.

Register now: Camden Tours Booking Form

Hawkshead Campus

All the dates for Hawkshead Campus Tours for this academic year (2015-16) have now passed.

Watch this space for details of the next round of tours which will begin in Autumn 2016.

 

Note: These are NOT Open Days*. You will not have an opportunity to speak to RVC academic staff, however, we will have Admissions Staff on hand to answer any questions and the tours will be led by current students - so that you can hear what it is like to study on our programmes. Unfortunately we are not able to conduct individual tours, these are the only dates on which tours of either campus are available (unless you are travelling from overseas, in which case we will do our best to accommodate tour requests).

If you have any questions or would like any more information, please email schools@rvc.ac.uk or telephone 020 7468 1257.

Taster Courses

We plan to offer the following Taster Courses in 2016; BSc Biological SciencesVeterinary Medicine and Veterinary Nursing

All of these courses are non-residential and we cannot reimburse travel expenses. Booking is essential, as we have a limited number places available on each one of our Taster Courses.

Please be aware that the RVC does not control bookings - they are solely administered by the University of London (www.london.ac.uk/tasters) and will open online in 7th January 2016.

BSc Biological Sciences Taster Course

Wednesday 17th February 2016

This course will offer year 12 students the opportunity to learn about the RVC's unique Biosciences programme (Ranked in the UK top 10 for Biosciences) which focuses on the biological sciences relating to animals; the way they work, their health, their diseases and their relationships with humans. The course will be taught by an extensive range of scientists who are knowledgeable from their own experience of animal disease and research.

Please note: BSc Biological Sciences graduates are not permitted to practice as veterinary surgeons and this taster course is not focused on Veterinary Medicine.

Enrolment Requirements: Participants in the taster courses must be Year 12 students who are studying qualifications that we accept for entry onto this programme, and who are predicted grades that equate to our typical offers as listed on our website:

www.rvc.ac.uk/Undergraduate/bsc-biological-sciences/EntranceReq.cfm

www.rvc.ac.uk/Undergraduate/BScBiovetSci/EntranceReq.cfm

For further information please go to: www.london.ac.uk/tasters

Veterinary Medicine Taster Course

Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th April 2016

This short course is designed to provide Year 12 students with the opportunity to experience life as a veterinary medicine student at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. The two day course will consist of several elements designed to give an overview of study at a veterinary institution; including lectures, a live anatomy examination, dissection, farm visit and the opportunity to speak with current RVC students about their experiences. Over the two days students will have the chance to use and see many of the state-of-the-art facilities we have at both our Camden Campus in London and our Hawkshead Campus in Hertfordshire. The Camden Campus houses newly refurbished research laboratories, an extensive library, an anatomy museum, a Learning Resources Centre and the Beaumont Animals' Hospital. The Hawkshead Campus has Europe’s largest referral veterinary hospital in the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals, in addition to a working farm, a Clinical Skills Centre and an Equine Hospital.

Enrolment Requirements: Participants in the taster courses must be Year 12 students who are studying qualifications that we accept for entry onto this programme, and who are predicted grades that equate to our typical offers as listed on our website: www.rvc.ac.uk/Undergraduate/BVetMed/EntryReqs.cfm.

For further information please go to: www.london.ac.uk/tasters

Veterinary Nursing Taster Course

Wednesday 4th May 2016

This one-day introduction to Veterinary Nursing is designed to provide Year 12 and National Diploma students with the opportunity to experience life as a veterinary nursing student at the Royal Veterinary College. The one day course will consist of several elements designed to give an overview of what it is like to study to become a Veterinary Nurse at the RVC; including a tour of the Hawkshead campus, tours of the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals (Europe’s largest referral veterinary hospital) and an Equine Hospital. There will be presentations from RVC staff to learn more about our Veterinary Nursing course and the opportunity to speak with current RVC students about their experiences.

Enrolment Requirements: Participants in the taster courses must be Year 12 students who are studying qualifications that we accept for entry onto this programme, and who are predicted grades that equate to our typical offers as listed on our website:/Undergraduate/FoundationNursing/EntranceReq.cfm.

For further information please go to: www.london.ac.uk/tasters

Any Questions?

If you have any further questions about our Taster Courses please email schools@rvc.ac.uk

Comments

Here’s a selection of thoughts from previous Taster Course participants:

"The two days changed my opinion of London and the RVC!"

"I really enjoyed it and think it was a fantastic two days."

"The facilities here are far better than anywhere else. Lecturers and students all encouraging, welcoming and friendly."

"This has helped me to understand what the RVC is like."

"I was already keen to come to te University and this has only increased my enthusiasm."

"It was interesting and innovative."

"A really valuable experience, I would definately recommend it to other students, everyone I met was really helpful."

"I had a great time- thanks! "

"Thank you very much it was an interesting and exciting course, very useful"

"It opened my eyes to this course at this University"

"Everyone was willing to talk to you and offer advice and the other lectures and activities were great"

"I was most impressed with the facilities and enthusiasm of the lecturers and student ambassadors"

"Made me realise how badly I wanted to study in London"

"I was most impressed with the variety of different activities which we were given the opportunity to take part in"

Farm Experiences

Front cover of Farm Vet Taster Week brochure
Lawr lwytho'r pamphled (Cymraeg)
Front cover of Farm Vet Taster Week brochure
Download the brochure (English)

RVC Welsh Regional Veterinary Centre:
Farm Vet Taster Week 

The Welsh Regional Veterinary Centre (WRVC) provides a farm health investigation service to vets and farmers in Wales. Every year the team at the WRVC offer a course aimed at potential vets and farm animal vets in particular, giving delegates as wide as possible understanding of the role of vets in agriculture.

This academic year the course will be running from Monday 25th - Friday 29th July 2016.

The emphasis will be on those considering studying Veterinary medicine, though other students may find the course of interest.

To apply and for more information please email schools@rvc.ac.uk or ann.owen@colegsirgar.ac.uk

RVC Regional Veterinary Centre – South of England: Farm Taster Week

Kingston Maurward and the Royal Veterinary College introduced this residential course following a demand for youngsters to get the practical farm and veterinary experience required to go into further education in Veterinary sciences. This academic year the course will be running from Monday 1st - Friday 5th August 2016

For further information please visit http://www.kmc.ac.uk/view-courses/farming-veterinarian-taster-course.

RVC Farm Hawkshead: Dairy Day

This day's dairy experience is ideal for Year 12 students and we will announce dates once we know.

Pre-Vet Summer School

Our 12 day summer school on 7th-19th August 2016, offers you the perfect experience of life as an RVC student and insight into studying veterinary medicine or biological science.

You will join our current students and work together in groups in our state-of-the-art hospitals and research facilities, as well as learn from our world recognised academic staff through a variety of workshops and sessions. There will be lots of time to socialise as well, to make new friends and to explore London and St Albans.

All this experience will be recognised by the RVC if you choose to apply for our academic programmes.

For more information about entry requirements, costs and scholarships, see RVC 2016 Pre-Vet Summer School

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: studyabroad@rvc.ac.uk  

University of London Undergraduate Fair

University of London Undergraduate Fair

The University of London holds an Undergraduate Fair every year to afford prospective students with the opportunity to gain an insight into what it would be like to study at the University of London. At this event we will be manning a stand in Russell Square so you can ask us any questions which you may have about the RVC. NB: We will NOT open either campus up to visitors and/or run campus tours on this day. We ONLY man an exhibition stand at this event.

See University of London Information Days




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