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

The Biosciences Open Day focusses on our BSc and MSci Biological Sciences Pathways and is for those interested in a career in animal-related science. As this is the first open opportunity for guests to come onto campus since the COVID-19 pandemic we are restricted by the number of guests we can have on campus, therefore we asking interested parties to apply for a place on the open day. Parents, teachers and careers advisers are also welcome to attend.

Our next Biological Sciences Open Day takes place on Saturday 11th December 2021 (10:00am - 4:00pm) at our Camden Campus, Royal College Street, London NW1 0TU.

Application Form to Attend

In order to give all students interested in studying on one of our BSc/MSci Biological Sciences Pathways the fairest opportunity to attend; we are going to ask all interested parties to submit an application to attend. NB: By completing this application form you are NOT confirming a place(s) and/or guaranteeing a place at the Open Day.

There are a limited number of places remaining on our BSc and MSci Biological Sciences Pathways Open Day and these places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. 

Applications Open: 10th November

Final Allocation of Place: 8th December

Please ensure to carefully read the COVID-19 Requirements and Protocols for the Open Day prior to completing an application. 

Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be contacted prior to the open day confirming whether they have a place or not.

BSc/MSci Biological Sciences Open Day Timetable
10:00am – 10:30am

Registration of 35 Guests

Location: Reception


10:30am - 11:00am Introduction to the RVC's Biological Sciences Pathways
11:00am – 11:30am Practical Lab Based Session 
11:30am – 12:00pm Directed Learning Session 

Registration of 35 Guests

Location: Reception

12:00pm – 12:30pm Camden Campus Tour with Student Ambassadors Introduction to the RVC's Biological Sciences Pathways
12:30pm – 1:00pm Practical Lab Based Session 
1:00pm – 1:30pm Directed Learning Session 

Registration of 35 Guests

Location: Reception

1:30pm – 2:00pm Camden Campus Tour with Student Ambassadors Introduction to the RVC's Biological Sciences Pathways
2:00pm – 2:30pm Practical Lab Based Session 
2:30pm – 3:00pm Directed Learning Session 
3:00pm – 3:30pm Camden Campus Tour with Student Ambassadors
3:30pm – 4:00pm

*Subject to change. 

COVID-19 Secure

Our priority is to protect our students, staff and guests; as such we are staggering entry times, setting departure times for this Open Day and limiting attendance to 2 people per application (one student with an accompanying guest). 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.

COVID-19 Requirements and Protocols for the Open Day

This is the first open opportunity for guests to come onto campus since the COVID-19 pandemic and as such, safety is absolute priority. 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).
  • Named Individuals: The name(s) of all proposed guests must be provided within the application.
  • Vaccinated: Unless exempt we ask that all visitors be vaccinated with a UK government approved COVID-19 vaccine, and at least 14 days have passed since receiving the recommended doses of that vaccine. If allocated a space(s) we will ask for proof in the form of a vaccine passport, vaccine certificate or vaccine card (not an exhaustive list).
  • Negative Lateral Flow or PCR test: All guests must have completed either a lateral flow or PCR COVID-19 test within a calendar day of the event date and be able to demonstrate a negative result. If allocated a space(s) we will ask for proof in the form of a negative test, email confirmation of a negative test or a photo of the negative test (not an exhaustive list).
  • Face Covering: Unless exempt we ask that all visitors wear a face covering throughout the visit. NB: We will ask those who are exempt from wearing a face covering to wear a face shield (that we can supply).
  • 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 NOT be eligible to attend if someone you live/someone you have come into contact with 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.

**Undergraduate Courses featured at our Biological Sciences Online Open Day:

All of our Biological Sciences Pathways will feature at this event: BSc Biological Sciences (UCAS Code C100), BSc Bioveterinary Sciences (UCAS Code D300), BSc Biological/Bioveterinary Sciences with a Certificate in Work-Based Learning (UCAS Code C101/D301), BSc Animal Biology, Behaviour, Welfare and Ethics)(UCAS code D390), BSc Biological Sciences (Wildlife Health Sciences)(UCAS code C301), MSci Biological Sciences (UCAS code C102), MSci Bioveterinary Sciences (UCAS code D302), MSci Applied Biological Research (UCAS code C103), MSci Applied Bioveterinary Research (UCAS code D303) & MSci Biological Sciences (Wildlife Health Sciences)(UCAS code C302). All of these programmes are 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.

*Undergraduate Courses featured at our Undergraduate Online Open Day:

BSc Biological Sciences (UCAS Code C100), BSc Bioveterinary Sciences (UCAS Code D300), BSc Biological/Bioveterinary Sciences with a Certificate in Work-Based Learning (UCAS Code C101/D301), BSc Animal Biology, Behaviour, Welfare and Ethics)(UCAS code D390), BSc Biological Sciences (Wildlife Health Sciences)(UCAS code C301), MSci Biological Sciences (UCAS code C102), MSci Bioveterinary Sciences (UCAS code D302), MSci Applied Biological Research (UCAS code C103), MSci Applied Bioveterinary Research (UCAS code D303) & MSci Biological Sciences (Wildlife Health Sciences)(UCAS code C302). All of these programmes are 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 five-year BVSc degree course (UCAS code D105), 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 D190) 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.

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