Nottingham vet med April cohorts thoughts??

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Hi, could anyone from the April cohort answer a few questions?

- How has accommodation been organised, are you with all vet students or mixed?
- How have you found doing EMS and getting placements, e.g. lambing experience?
- How has it been having summer holidays over winter?
- overall thoughts on experience
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Hi, so my block was all just April vet students. I know there are mixed blocks as well but in most cases your flat will be April vet students. This is because for most of the year there aren’t many other students on campus. One of my friends lived in a flat with mixed courses but this was mainly because she requested certain features.

EMS is much easier to get as there’s less competition. Lambing placements from the end of January to the beginning of April so there’s more flexibility to get placements than there are if you had a shorter winter holiday. Placements such as zoos are also easier to get as there’s less demand as most people can’t do the dates April students can

I personally prefer it. You have your summer at uni which means much more people to enjoy it with. There’s a river that we all swim in, bbq’s and stuff like that so I really enjoyed it. There are 3 weeks in summer as a break so you will still get to see your home friends.

I prefer April to september as I think it has more benefits and it’s less overwhelming as there’s less people. Downsides are limited sports and the socials (such as April vet ball) have a smaller budget than the september one does. This will get better and better as more April years join.
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(Original post by flamingolover)
Hi, so my block was all just April vet students. I know there are mixed blocks as well but in most cases your flat will be April vet students. This is because for most of the year there aren’t many other students on campus. One of my friends lived in a flat with mixed courses but this was mainly because she requested certain features.

EMS is much easier to get as there’s less competition. Lambing placements from the end of January to the beginning of April so there’s more flexibility to get placements than there are if you had a shorter winter holiday. Placements such as zoos are also easier to get as there’s less demand as most people can’t do the dates April students can

I personally prefer it. You have your summer at uni which means much more people to enjoy it with. There’s a river that we all swim in, bbq’s and stuff like that so I really enjoyed it. There are 3 weeks in summer as a break so you will still get to see your home friends.

I prefer April to september as I think it has more benefits and it’s less overwhelming as there’s less people. Downsides are limited sports and the socials (such as April vet ball) have a smaller budget than the september one does. This will get better and better as more April years join.
This has been super helpful thank you!! Planning on accepting for April now xx
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This has been super helpful thank you!! Planning on accepting for April now xx
That’s great!! I’m starting second year in April so if you have any questions or need any help let me know!
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