What to expect from a University Open Day- vet school?

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    I signed up for a vet school open day but now that it's nearing I'm quite scared. I don't know what to expect. Will I be asked to do anything/ answer things? pls help
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    Don't be scared, Open Days are a lot of fun - I enjoyed all of mine and they give you a good idea of where you want to apply/can see yourself at vet school. We got asked questions at RVC on the farm I remember, and at Nottingham there were practical workshops, but it's all quite friendly and you don't have to answer anything if you don't want to.
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    (Original post by nox1)
    Don't be scared, Open Days are a lot of fun - I enjoyed all of mine and they give you a good idea of where you want to apply/can see yourself at vet school. We got asked questions at RVC on the farm I remember, and at Nottingham there were practical workshops, but it's all quite friendly and you don't have to answer anything if you don't want to.

    Thank you, do you remember what sort of questions you were asked?
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    No need to worry- it's not an interview!

    Open days are a chance to look around the campus and facilities, talk to current students and staff, and get a feel for whether or not you'd like to apply to university. I don't remember getting asked any questions other than friendly conversational stuff like where I was from, what year I was in and if I'd been to see any other vet schools. It's more about your opportunity to ask them questions. There might be little workshops of hands-on things (most likely bandaging, suturing and/or a one handed tie), but these are completely optional and are only there for a bit of fun. Staff won't watch you do it and blacklist you from interview, don't worry
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    (Original post by M12S)
    Thank you, do you remember what sort of questions you were asked?
    At RVC at the farm one of the vets/lecturers just asked us what sort of problems dairy cows commonly face and which ones are important for the farm to be successful - this was sort of as an introduction to the tour of the farm.
    At Nottingham (this was a while ago so I don't remember everything!!) I remember we had a fake problem-based learning scenario with a dog which had collapsed and we were asked what could cause that.
    For the other places I went to (Surrey, Liverpool and Bristol) it was pretty much what LTC said - just informal, chatty questions, maybe about other Open Days, where you'd come from etc.
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    (Original post by M12S)
    I signed up for a vet school open day but now that it's nearing I'm quite scared. I don't know what to expect. Will I be asked to do anything/ answer things? pls help
    You're not asked to do anything or answer any questions don't worry. At Liverpool the open days are run by vet students and we do a tour of the campus etc, and you're not judged by anything it's just your chance to get a feel of the university. At the end of the day the universities want you to apply to their vet school, so they're not going to do anything to put you off!


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