Date: (Applications Closed) 24th-28th July 2023 with online launch session on 23rd July 
Location: RVC Camden or Hawkshead Campuses
Year Group: Year 12 
Capacity: 50 pupils 
Cost: FREE
Applications for the 2024 Sutton Trust Summer School will open in January 2024

Eligibility:  The RVC Sutton Trust Summer School is intended to support young people from under-represented backgrounds in higher education. To participate in this activity you must attend a non-selective 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. For more information, please visit the Sutton Trust website

Details: The RVC Sutton Trust Summer School gives students a real experience of university life studying Veterinary Medicine, Biosciences and Veterinary Nursing. This year, Year 12 students will be welcomed to the Summer School with an online launch session, where they will meet their team, house Student Ambassador, and RVC staff members, with a chance to ask questions before arriving at our campus. They will then enjoy five residential days at our Camden and Hawkshead Campuses from the 24th-28th of July, finishing with a graduation.

As well as taking part in online lectures and Q&A with our world-leading researchers, students will get the opportunity to visit our campus for hands-on experiences in our teaching labs, clinical skills and equine centre, anatomy museum and with our animals at the farm! They'll receive personal support to reach career goals and navigate the university application process, and work together to create group projects, solve veterinary case studies, and enjoy student social activities!  

The cost will be covered by the RVC and the Sutton Trust.

Check out the 2021 Summer School!

100% of previous participants enjoyed their experience of Summer School! They reported increased confidence about going to university, skills for applying, and the ability to make informed decisions about their future. 37% of our previous Summer School attendees successfully came to study at RVC - could you be next?

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

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