As a potential student, you may have many questions about the RVC and university life in general, below are our frequently asked questions from other offer holders:
What is the Students' Union?
The Students' Union is a student-led organisation that promotes students’ views, liaises with staff to improve the student experience, and runs social events, societies and the student bar to encourage a pleasant student experience.
How does accommodation work when on placement?
While on placement in the later years of study, you may be required to be off campus on placement for extended periods of time. Some placements may offer accommodation and food free of charge, while others will not. Therefore, we urge students to consider how they may cover this additional cost during this time.
For Veterinary Nursing student living in College Close, the contract has no fixed term which can allow for more flexibility while on placement.
The RVC acknowledges this may be costly, and thus has set up to aid those that are in need; more information can be found here: RVC Funds, Grants & Bursaries - RVC Funds, Grants & Bursaries. Students may also contact email@example.com if money becomes a concern.
What happens if I miss the grade requirements stated in my offer?
For A-level and BTEC students, once your final grades have been released, they will be sent to admissions where your offer will either be confirmed or denied. If your grades do not meet the requirements, then the team will assess if you can still be offered a place. In some instances, if the achieved grades are close to the requirement the offer may still withstand, regardless we will inform you of the outcome, or you can look on the UCAS portal on results day.
For students sitting other qualifications, if your results are lower than expected it is best to contact admissions and inform them of the outcome as early as possible so your application can be considered.
Can I defer my offer?
It may be possible to defer your offer after your application has been submitted and a place offered, however each request is assessed individually by our admissions team, and it is not guaranteed. If you are considering a deferral, we advise you email at firstname.lastname@example.org detailing your reason for request and when requested, supporting evidence.
I’m going to study the FdSc, can I continue on to the BSc year after?
It may be possible to transfer to the BSc course during your final year. We advise students to speak to their tutor if they are considering doing so as they can best advise you if it is possible.
Is the course accredited?
Yes, the course is accredited by The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.