Date: 29th - 31st August 2023 with online launch session during the week commencing 21st August 
Location: The RVC Camden & Hawkshead campuses
Year Group: Year 11 
Capacity: 30 pupils
Cost: FREE
Applications will open on the 5th January and close at 5pm on the 31st March 2023

EligibilityThe Year 11 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.

Year 11 students will be welcomed to the Summer School with an online launch session to meet us, each other, and RVC student ambassadors, during the week commencing the 22nd of August. They will then enjoy two days at our Camden Campus in London, and one day at our Hawkshead Campus in Hertfordshire. Students will get the opportunity to tour our campuses for hands-on experiences in our labs, anatomy museum and with our animals, as well as take part in lectures and practicals with world leading researchers. They’ll still get the chance to meet current RVC students, other young people with a passion for animals and professionals working in a range of animal science careers. Student will also work together to solve veterinary case studies, reflect on career goals and how to achieve them 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 Year 11 Summer School, please contact us at

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