Access Course and Vet Med Watch

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Hiya, I'm doing an Access to HE Science course this year. So far I have gotten full distinctions in every assignment and I have been predicted to get 45Ds (top grades) by the end of the year. I am hoping to apply for Vet Med later this year. From my knowledge on this forum, it seems that while vet schools consider those with 30Ds, most Access students who receive places have at least 42Ds.

I have already done some work experience at a small animal vet and I have two weeks lambing booked for the Easter. I am aiming to have at least ten (but hopefully more than twenty) weeks of experience by the time I apply for Veterinary Medicine.


Does anyone have any information about those who have gotten into VetMed through the Access route? What were your grades and work experience?
In addition, does anyone have any tips to help my application stand out more? I understand that A Levels are preferred so what can I do to look more competitive?

Thank you all in advance
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(Original post by louisvbird)
Hiya, I'm doing an Access to HE Science course this year. So far I have gotten full distinctions in every assignment and I have been predicted to get 45Ds (top grades) by the end of the year. I am hoping to apply for Vet Med later this year. From my knowledge on this forum, it seems that while vet schools consider those with 30Ds, most Access students who receive places have at least 42Ds.

I have already done some work experience at a small animal vet and I have two weeks lambing booked for the Easter. I am aiming to have at least ten (but hopefully more than twenty) weeks of experience by the time I apply for Veterinary Medicine.


Does anyone have any information about those who have gotten into VetMed through the Access route? What were your grades and work experience?
In addition, does anyone have any tips to help my application stand out more? I understand that A Levels are preferred so what can I do to look more competitive?

Thank you all in advance

Have you already applied?
If not just ring the school or admissions direct and check their entrance requirements for access students.

I cant see why work experience criteria would be any different from their standard policy.
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Have you already applied?
If not just ring the school or admissions direct and check their entrance requirements for access students.

I cant see why work experience criteria would be any different from their standard policy.
I know what the entrance criteria are; what I'm asking is if there is any way for me to be more competitive.
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I know what the entrance criteria are; what I'm asking is if there is any way for me to be more competitive.
Normally, once you have met the academic requirements, you make yourself more competitive with the content of your PS (which includes extracurriculars), the quality/quantity of your work experience, in the completion of any online questionnaires (if applicable), and your performance at interview. Hopefully that is the same for those on access courses.
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(Original post by louisvbird)
I know what the entrance criteria are; what I'm asking is if there is any way for me to be more competitive.
If you already know it then it seems a shame to deny you the opportunity of coming up with further ideas to improve the competitiveness of your application. Have fun.
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