Date: 14th & 15th August 2023Location: RVC Camden and Hawkshead campusesYear Group: Year 12Capacity: 30 pupilsCost: FREEApplications will open on the 5th January 2023 and close at 5pm on the 31st March 2023EligibilityThe Bioscience Summer School is intended to support young people from under-represented backgrounds in higher education. To participate in this activity you must attend a state school and meet a number of other Widening Participation eligibility criteria such as being the first in the family to go to university, being eligible for Free School Meals, or living in an area with low progression rates to higher education.

Summer School students will be welcomed with an online launch event to meet RVC staff, student ambassadors and each other, during the week commencing the 7th August

They will then enjoy one day at our Camden Campus in London on the 14th August, and one day at the Hawkshead campus in Potters Bar on 15th August.  As well as lectures and Q&A with our world-leading researchers, students will get the opportunity to tour our campuses, have hands-on experiences in our labs, and as complete some local field work. They’ll get the chance to meet current RVC students, other young people with a passion for animal science and professionals working in a range of bioscience careers. Students will complete group work, reflect on career goals and how to achieve them, receive bespoke support on university applications, and enjoy student social activities!

Please note, the following expenses are covered: Food and drinks whilst on campus, transport to one of the campuses, all equipment and activities.

If you are a teacher, adviser or learner who is interested in finding out more about the Bioscience Summer School, please contact us at

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Why study bioscience at the RVC?

First established in 2002, the RVC’s bioscience pathway boasts a wide range of courses, suited for any budding bioscientist. All of our lecturers at the RVC carry out their own research, ensuring that our specialist teaching is always at the forefront of research. With a huge range of facilities available to bioscience students, including an a MicroCT, structure and motion lab and Cat 3 laboratory, students have the opportunity to undertake their own pioneering research throughout the course. Bioscientists at the RVC can also take advantage of other organisations that the RVC is affiliated with, including ZSL, King’s College, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the London Bioscience Innovation Centre. With accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology, the education you receive throughout the course is recognised throughout the UK, and across the globe!

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