Our Open House events are designed to allow prospective students, parents, teachers and careers advisors the chance to tour one or both campuses on the same day.

Each Campus Tour will include the majority of our academic and social facilities, however, at this time we are unable to include student accommodation are/or clinical facilities. The first three time slots also feature an Introductory Welcome Talk; the talks at Camden Campus and Hawkshead Campus are identical. 

Register for Open House (25th February) →


As most of the teaching takes place in Camden for our Biological Sciences courses we recommend visiting this campus, but the BSc Animal Beahviour, Welfare and Ethics course is based at Hawkshead for final year so if you are interested in this course you may wish to visit Hawkshead too.

We recommend visiting Hawkshead only if you are considering studying studying Veterinary Nursing (there is no teaching for this course in Camden). 

While for Veterinary Medicine (BVetMed) both campuses are recommended as the first two years of the 5 year programme are spent at our Camden Campus and the final three years are spent at Hawkshead. 

Pathway: Campus

  • Biological Sciences Pathways: Camden Campus (The final year of Animal Biology, Behaviour, Welfare & Ethics is taught at Hawkshead)
  • Veterinary Nursing Pathways: Hawkshead Campus
  • Veterinary Medicine (BVetMed) Pathways: Camden & Hawkshead Campus 

Choosing Time Slots

Our priority is to protect our students, staff and guests; as such we are staggering entry times and limiting attendance to 3 people per application (one student with two accompanying guests). This will allow us to keep room capacity and population density on campus at levels which will allow us to employ all COVID-19 safety restrictions. Within the application form you will be asked to select your preferred attendance time. You have the option to visit both campuses on the day or just one. 

Please note, if you plan to visit both campuses you are responsible for organising transportation , typically this would take around 1-1.5 hour. Travel via train (Kings Cross Station to Potters Bar Station and vice-versa) is highly recommended and as such we suggest selecting slots with at least a 1-1.5 hour gap due to the time taken to get from campus to campus.


COVID-19 Requirements and Protocols for Open House

Please carefully read our requirements below that all guests MUST agree with and adhere to:

  • Governmental Requirements: Follow any and all UK Governmental COVID-19 regulations (which are subject to change).
  • Face Covering: To access our clinical facilities you are required to wear a face covering. If exempt you will need to bring your own personal face shield.
  • Social Distancing: Where possible we would ask you to maintain a 1m+
  • Wash Hands: Please wash hands (soap and water OR hand sanitizer) regularly; including at arrival and before departure.
  • Contact: You will only be eligible to attend if you receive a negative result following contact with someone who has symptoms and/or tested positive for COVID-19.

All of the above COVID-19 safety measures are being adhered to by all staff and students supporting the event.

The RVC may (at its sole discretion) change the format of the event at any time, whether or not due to a Force Majeure Event, in each case without liability.


Note: These are NOT Open Days (see panels above). 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 openday@rvc.ac.uk or telephone 020 7468 1257.

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