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    Hey,

    So this idea was suggested by @animalmagic and I thought it was a really good idea so I made a thread!!

    This whole process is very stressful for those waiting for news on interview invites/offers and a thread that applicants use to keep their application journey up to date could ease that stress a little bit. Hopefully it will give people a rough idea of when to hear decisions or that they're not the only ones in the dark. It should also give future vet med applicants a vague idea of what grades/work experience are required, and show a wide range of profiles from different types of circumstances - it's alot more than grades and w/e sometimes.

    You would post once only, then edit your post when you have news to add e.g. an offer or rejection.

    Here's a template to copy and paste, but please feel free to add/remove/change details:

    Year of entry:
    Type of Applicant (rUK/Scottish/EU/International):
    GCSEs (or equivalent qualification):
    AS grades (orequivalentqualification):
    Predicted A Level Grades (or equivalent qualifications):
    Actual A Level Grades (or equivalent qualifications):
    Previous Degree:
    Work Experience:
    Sent my application:
    Universities applied to and Decisions:
    University:
    Acknowledged:
    Work experience form/SJT/any other screening?:
    Interview?:
    Decision:

    Let me know if you think I've missed anything, or have any opinions on improvements or anything.

    (there's a stalking page here but I personally find it confusing to read.)
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    Here's mine

    Year of entry: 2018
    Type of Applicant (rUK/Scottish/EU/International): Scottish
    National 5s: 7As, 1B
    Highers: AAAAAB
    Advanced Highers: AAB
    Work Experience: ~ 14 weeks vets, 8 weeks husbandry

    (1 week SA vet, 1 week SA vet, 5 weeks SA vet, 4 weeks SA vet, 2 weeks mixed vet, 1 week mixed vet, 1 day lambing, 3 days dairy, 2 weeks farm park, 3 days kennels, 3 days stables, 1 day stables, 1 day sheep farm, 1 week sheep farm, 1 week zoo, 3 days wildlife rescue centre, 2 days vet lab, 1 day parasitology lab, 1 day abattoir)

    Sent my application: 12/10/17
    Universities applied to and Decisions:

    Glasgow
    Acknowledged: 25/10/17
    Interview: 28/11/17 (Received on 26/10/17 track, 30/10/17 email)
    Decision: Unconditional Offer (Received on 31/01/18 track, 01/02/18 email)

    Edinburgh
    Acknowledged: 13/10/17
    Work experience form: uploaded 12/10/17
    Interview: 6/12/17 (received on 08/11/17 email/portal)
    Decision: Unconditional Offer (received on 22/02/18 email & portal)

    RVC
    Acknowledged: 13/10/17
    Work experience form: uploaded 12/10/17
    Interview: 13/12/17 (Received on 29/11/17 track, 04/12/17 email)
    Decision: Unconditional Offer (Received on 06/02/18 email & track)

    Liverpool
    Acknowledged: 16/10/17
    Work experience form: uploaded 12/10/17
    Interview: 30/11/17 (Received on 13/11/17 email)
    Decision: Unconditional Offer (Received on 20/12/17 email, 03/01/18 track)
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    Year of entry: 2019
    Type of Applicant Scottish
    Highers AABBCC
    Previous Degree: Bsc Biochemistry
    Work Experience: 12 weeks
    Sent my application: 27/09/2017
    Universities applied to and Decisions:
    University: Surrey
    Decision: Waiting list / rejected pre-interview 13/12/2017 (Reason: Low questionnaire score)

    University: Nottingham
    Decision: Rejection pre-interview 05/12/2017 (Reason: Grades)

    University: RVC
    Interview: 14/12/2017 (Invited on 30/11/2017)
    Decision: Rejected (6/02/2018)
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    Year of entry: 2018
    Type of Applicant (rUK/Scottish/EU/International): EU
    GCSEs (or equivalent qualification): N/A
    AS grades (orequivalentqualification): N/A
    Predicted A Level Grades (or equivalent qualifications): IB 42 overall with 776 at HL in Biology, Chemistry and Maths
    Actual A Level Grades (or equivalent qualifications): N/A
    Previous Degree: N/A
    Work Experience:
    Before Application:
    About 8 weeks in total?
    2 weeks lambing/dairy
    Volunteering at animal shelter for over a year
    3 weeks SA vets
    1 week shadowing vet team at wildlife rehab facility
    1 week equine stables

    After application
    1 week lambing
    1 day lab

    Sent my application: 13/10/17
    Universities applied to and Decisions:
    University: Glasgow
    Acknowledged: 25/10/17
    Work experience form/SJT/any other screening?: No
    Decision: Rejected pre-interview, initial update on track 29/11/17, email 30/11/17

    University: Edinburgh (Insurance)
    Acknowledged:13/10/17
    Work experience form/SJT/any other screening?: WES form
    Interview?: 24/01/18, invited on 30/11/17
    Decision: Offer 23/02/18

    University: Bristol
    Acknowledged: 18/10/17
    Work experience form/SJT/any other screening?: WEPAPA form received 19/12/17 submitted 19/12/17 confirmation of receipt 21/12/17
    Interview?: N/A
    Decision: Offer 19/01/17

    University: Cambridge (Firm)
    Acknowledged: 16/10/17
    Work experience form/SJT/any other screening?: SAQ
    Interview?: 13/12/17, invited 21/11/17
    Decision: Offer made from winter pool 10/01/17
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    Year of entry: 2018
    Type of Applicant: rUK
    GCSEs: 10 A*s (Additional Maths - A)
    AS grades: Maths - A, EPQ - A
    Predicted A Level Grades: A*A*A*A* (Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Psychology)

    Work Experience:

    1 week mixed (small & equine)
    1 week referral vet practice (small)
    1 week first opinion vet practice (small)

    3 weeks mixed rare breeds farm
    1 week wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre

    Sent my application: 29th September
    Universities applied to and Decisions:

    University: Cambridge (St Catharine's)
    Acknowledged: 30th September
    Work experience form/SJT/any other screening?: SAQ, NSAA
    Interview?: 6-12-17
    Decision: Pooled, rejected (10-1-18)

    University: Bristol
    Acknowledged: 3rd October
    Work experience form/SJT/any other screening?: WEPAPA (submitted 11-10-17)
    Interview?: N/A
    Decision: Offer (AAA) 18-01-18

    University: Surrey
    Acknowledged: 30th September
    Work experience form/SJT/any other screening?: Upload WEX references, questionnaire.
    Interview?: 10-1-18
    Decision: Offer (AAB) 18-01-18

    University: Nottingham
    Acknowledged: 30th September
    Work experience form/SJT/any other screening?: Online questionnaire, SJT
    Interview?: 31-1-18
    Decision: Offer (AAB) 6-01-18
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    This is such a great idea! Here's mine:

    Year of entry: 2018
    Type of applicant: Scottish
    National 5: AAABBC
    Higher: AAAAB
    Predicted advanced higher: AAA

    Work experience:
    2+ days a week at mixed animal practice since 2015 (approx. 160 days)
    1 week dairy
    1 week mixed animal practice
    3 days lambing
    3 days pigs
    1 day abattoir
    2 days lab
    8 months volunteering at riding for the disabled
    countless days at home beef farm

    Sent application: 29/09/17

    universities applied to:

    University: Glasgow
    Acknowledged: 25/10/17
    Invited to interview: email & track notification 2/11/17
    Uploaded work experience form: 8/11/17
    Interview: 30/11/17
    Decision: conditional offer (BB) 31/01/18 on track 01/02/18 email

    University: Edinburgh
    Acknowledged: 29/09/17
    Invited to interview: 08/11/17 email
    Uploaded work experience form: 15/10/17
    Interview: 6/12/17
    Decision: offer (BBC) 22/02/18 via track

    University of Nottingham
    Acknowledged: 02/10/17
    Uploaded questionnaire/ SJT test: 25/10/17
    Decision: rejected pre-interview due to grades
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    If anyone wasn't aware, University Connect was set up for this purpose. I appreciate it's poorly advertised and poorly formatted in that it lumps vet medicine with nursing and other animal-related courses (and also floods you with notifications...) but there's some older profiles on there if you're interested.



    I'll put my info here one day EDIT: that day is today...

    Year of entry: 2015
    Type of Applicant UK:
    GCSEs : 3A* 9A 1C
    AS grades: AAAE
    Predicted A Level Grades : AAA
    Actual A Level Grades : AAB (was let in regardless )
    Previous Degree: n/a
    Work Experience: 50+ weeks
    Sent my application: October 2015

    Universities applied to and Decisions:
    University: RVC
    Acknowledged: October 2014
    Work experience form/SJT/any other screening?: Sent with application
    Interview?: 15th December 2014
    Decision: OFFER AAA (March 2015)

    University: Edinburgh
    Acknowledged: October 2015
    Work experience form/SJT/any other screening?: Sent with application
    Interview?: February 2015
    Decision: OFFER AAA(March 2015)

    University: Liverpool
    Acknowledged: October 2014
    Work experience form/SJT/any other screening?: December 2014
    Interview?: February 2015
    Decision: OFFER AAA (March 2015)

    University: Bristol
    Acknowledged: October 2014
    Work experience form/SJT/any other screening?: January 2015
    Interview?: February 2015
    Decision: OFFER AAB (March 2015)
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    I thought I'd also add my stats for the first time I applied last year. I know it won't be much help for people trying to track when unis are responding this year, but it might be useful to see the difference in a year's application?? idk haha

    Year of entry: 2017
    Type of Applicant (rUK/Scottish/EU/International): Scottish
    National 5s: 6As, 1B
    Highers: AAAAAB
    Predicted Grades: AAA at Advanced Higher, A at National 5
    Work Experience: ~ 5 weeks vets, 4 weeks husbandry

    (1 week SA vet, 1 week SA vet, 3 weeks SA vet, 2 days SA vet, 1 day lambing, 3 days dairy, 1 week farm park, 2 days kennels, 3 days stables, 2 days sheep farm, 1 day zoo, 1 day parasitology lab, 1 day abattoir)

    Sent my application: 04/10/16
    Universities applied to and Decisions:

    Glasgow
    Acknowledged: 18/10/16
    Interview: 30/11/16 (Received on 11/11/16 track, 09/11/16 email)
    Decision: Rejected (Received on 24/01/17 track, 25/01/17 email)

    Edinburgh
    Acknowledged: 04/10/16
    Work experience form: uploaded 21/10/16
    Interview: 14/12/16 (received on 15/11/16 email/portal)
    Decision: Rejected (Received on 14/03/17 track & email/portal)

    RVC
    Acknowledged: 17/10/16
    Work experience form: uploaded 10/10/16
    Interview: 16/12/16 (Received on 16/11/16 track & email)
    WITHDREW before attending interview

    RVC Gateway
    Gateway supplementary form: uploaded 02/11/16
    Acknowledged: 08/11/16
    WITHDREW

    Nottingham
    Acknowledged: 05/10/16
    Work experience form uploaded 13/10/16, SJT email on 17/10/16 (I think completed on 18/10/16)
    Interview: 23/11/17 (Received on 01/11/17 email)
    WITHDREW before attending interview
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    Hi All,

    Here is an outline of my application! I hope it is helpful for any current, and future applicants.

    Good luck!

    Year of entry: 2018

    Type of Applicant (rUK/Scottish/EU/International): rUK

    GCSEs (or equivalent qualification): 3 A*’s, 6 A’s and 1 B

    AS Grades (orequivalentqualification): -

    Predicted A Level Grades (or equivalent qualifications):
    Biology = A*/A
    Chemistry = A
    History (Early Modern) = A*/A

    Actual A Level Grades (or equivalent qualifications): -

    Previous Degree: -

    Work Experience:
    6 weeks in general practice including a week in a 24 hour hospital.
    Lambing
    Calving
    Milking
    Permanent voluntary placement as an Equine and Kennel volunteer at a rescue centre.
    A bit different, but I also completed a placement with a professional gundog trainer and responsible breeder.

    Sent my application: 25/09/2017

    Universities applied to and Decisions:

    University: Royal Veterinary College (RVC)
    Acknowledged: 10/10/2017
    Work experience form/SJT/any other screening?: Work experience form
    Interview?: 19/12/2017
    Decision: Placed on a holding list for an offer (awaiting a decision)

    University: Surrey
    Acknowledged: 28/09/2017
    Work experience form/SJT/any other screening?: Work experience form, SJT
    Interview?: 02/02/2018
    Decision: Offer, AAB (05/02/2018)

    University: Bristol
    Acknowledged: 27/09/2017
    Work experience form/SJT/any other screening?: WEPAPA (work experience and personal and professional attributes form)
    Interview?: No interview required
    Decision: Offer, AAC (13/12/2017)

    University: Nottingham
    Acknowledged: 26/09/2017
    Work experience form/SJT/any other screening?: Work experience form, SJT
    Interview?: No interview
    Decision: Rejected
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    Year of entry: 2018
    Type of Applicant (rUK/Scottish/EU/International): rUK
    GCSEs (or equivalent qualification): 7 A*s 3 As B
    AS grades (orequivalentqualification): A in maths
    Predicted A Level Grades (or equivalent qualifications): A*A*A*
    Work Experience: 4 weeks vet, 6 weeks husbandry
    Sent my application: 12th October (?)
    Universities applied to and Decisions:
    University: Bristol
    Interview?: N/A
    Decision: offer

    University: Cambridge
    Interview?: 11/12/17
    Decision: rejection

    University: Nottingham
    Interview?: 21/02/18
    Decision: offer

    University: Surrey
    Interview?: 25/11/18
    Decision: offer
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    Year of entry: 2018/19
    Type of Applicant: rUK
    GCSEs: 5As and 5Bs
    Predicted A Level Grades: AAA (chemistry, biology, art)
    Actual A Level Grades: tbd
    Work Experience: approx. 10 weeks (6 vet, 4 husbandry; included small animal practice, equine practice, farm animal practice, dairy farm, goat farm, kennels/cattery with hydrotherapy and abattoir)
    Sent my application: 3rd of October 2017
    Universities applied to and Decisions:

    University: University of Surrey
    Acknowledged: 05/10/17
    Work experience form/SJT/any other screening?: work experience form, questionnaire
    Interview?: 25/11/17
    Decision: offer (AAB, 2018 entry) received 27/11/17 DECLINED OFFER

    University: University of Liverpool
    Acknowledged: 05/10/17
    Work experience form/SJT/any other screening?: work experience form
    Interview?: 01/12/17
    Decision: offer (AAA, 2018 entry) received 20/12/17 DECLINED OFFER

    University: Royal Veterinary College
    Acknowledged: 10/10/17
    Work experience form/SJT/any other screening?: work experience form
    Interview?: 19/12/17
    Decision: offer (AAA, 2019 entry) received 21/12/17 DECLINED OFFER

    University: University of Nottingham
    Acknowledged: 05/10/17
    Work experience form/SJT/any other screening?: work experience form and a SJT; exam certificates uploaded to MyNottingham
    Interview?: 14/02/18
    Decision: offer (AAB, any order, 2019 entry) received 15/02/18 FIRMED
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    Year of entry: 2018
    Type of Applicant: EU
    IGCSE: 5A*s, 3As, 2Bs
    IB: 41
    Work Experience: 4 weeks clinical
    7.8 weeks husbandry
    2 weeks summer school (didn’t count)

    Sent my application: 6/10/17
    Universities applied to and Decisions:

    Surrey
    Acknowledged: 10/10/2017
    Interview: 25 November 2017
    Decision: Offer - 30 November 2017

    Liverpool
    Acknowledged: 10/10/2017
    Work experience form: 14 October 2017
    Interview: 1 December 2017
    Decision: Rejection - 20 December 2017

    Nottingham
    Acknowledged: 10/10/2017
    Work experience form: 11 & 19 October 2017
    Interview: 31 January 2018
    Decision: Offer - 1 February 2018

    Bristol
    Acknowledged: 10/10/2017
    WEPAPA form: 22 October 2017
    Interview: n/a
    Decision: Offer - 7 March 2018
 
 
 
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