(Original post by crocmadchris)
Whooop I'm famous!
This is more fun than revising for milk so here goes (also throwing Zoe's questions in here too!):
Books: If you have them great, don't bother flying with them, instead pack them up in a box and ship them out with http://www.dolphi-transport.com/
along with anything else heavy you may want.
RCVS: UVM is accredited and gives you membership to the RCVS with no further exams. US/Oz/NZ guidelines for registration state that anyone eligable to join the RCVS register can be qualified to practice, however I know that this is an expensive process for the USA (even for vets studying in UK!).
The postgraduate degree is very intense and condensed as you are supposed to have a good grounding. For example
- 4 year course Immunology is 5 weeks, 6 year course Immunology is 13 weeks.
- 4 year course Genetics is 13 weeks, 6 year course Genetics is 26 weeks
Term dates: Semesters are 13 weeks, and you can arrange your exams to fit you. Some people have been home for 2 months for Christmas, others for a week. Same with summer plenty of time to vanish home.
Application: Due to the unprecedented high numbers last year they are reworking the application process for the 4 year course which may be why the info is missing. Don't quote me on this and I know nothing more than this here. Also very busy at the moment as they've not finished our timetable for next semester yet!!!
Assignments: So far there has just been one assignment for genetics (doing a karyotype from chromosomes). Its mainly credit tests (weekly for anatomy) and final exams. Though you do have a thesis which you start in the second year.
Latin + Slovak: Yes you have to pass these, Slovak is easy, Latin not so much
Travel: Flights from UK - Budapest (I like wizzair), and then taxi from Budapest to dorms (around 35 euros if sharing!).
Moving to a new country is great and something I would recommend anyone try once, so much more fun than studying in the UK. I love it here as it feels like a proper unversity with decent equipment, great professors, and in a great non-tourist spoilt city!
My biggest concern atm is the way that the value of the Euro is dropping against the pound
Kinda hoping that it bounces back up as gone down 10cents since I started!