We are offering the following Taster Courses in 2020: 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 applications - they are solely administered by the University of London (www.london.ac.uk/tasters) and are open now.

NB: Applications are now closed for our Veterinary Medicine Taster Course.

BSc Biological Sciences Taster Course

BSc/MSci Biological Sciences course date: 27th May 2020 - CANCELLED

These courses 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. See Entry Requirements for Biological Sciences

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

Veterinary Medicine Taster Course

Course date: 15th & 16th April 2020 - CANCELLED

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. See Entry Requirements for Veterinary Medicine.

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

Veterinary Nursing Taster Course

Course date: 6th April 2020 - CANCELLED

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. See Entry Requirements for Veterinary Nursing.

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 to University and this has only increased my enthusiasm."

"It was interesting and innovative."

"A really valuable experience, I would definitely 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"

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