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RVC pre vet summer school

is this summer school worth it
is there anyone appied and have a place sucessfully
it is pretty costly, like 3000 pounds
so i wanna have some advise and views from vet med student thank you
Original post by halohjjjj
is this summer school worth it
is there anyone appied and have a place sucessfully
it is pretty costly, like 3000 pounds
so i wanna have some advise and views from vet med student thank you
Personal opinion - it is not worth it.
From https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7311984#
‘hello!
Im a 2023/24 vet applicant, y13 and an offer holder for the Nottingham 5 year course; id be inclined to say, no, they will not have a positive impact on her application. I say this as I applied to the RVC summer school (I am a contextual student, state educated, but did not receive the scholarship, only the normal offer) and had to ask myself was it worth paying a third of a years tuition for something that won't even help my application? I say...probably not!

Unis consistently say that no favour is given to summer school attendees, and really they're only for fun if A; you're wealthy enough to do it or B; smart/disadvantaged enough to get it for free. really, how much experience will she get in 2 weeks? it's a glorified holiday. No qualification is gained- she'd be much better off getting either a parttime job in a kennels, like I have, or helping at a local farm, shelter, or clinic if you can get it. Fun, absolutely, but not helpful. - Blahajbites.

Try to find in person work experience volunteering during the summer holidays.
From https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/studywithus/ugstudy/courses/UG/Veterinary-Medicine-and-Surgery-BVM-BVS-with-BVMedSci-BVMBVS-U6UVTMVS.html
You'll need a minimum of 5 weeks work experience. Work experience can be done over varying hours and days and should include:

A minimum of 3 weeks of animal handling

Up to 2 weeks of either customer facing and/or teamwork experience

Up to 2 weeks for the completion of the Virtual Work Experience and Exploring the Veterinary Profession free online course.

All experience needs to be completed within three years prior to application and by the 15 October application deadline. Work experience booked after this date will not be taken into consideration.
(edited 1 month ago)
Reply 2
Original post by BankaiGintoki
Personal opinion - it is not worth it.
From https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7311984#
‘hello!
Im a 2023/24 vet applicant, y13 and an offer holder for the Nottingham 5 year course; id be inclined to say, no, they will not have a positive impact on her application. I say this as I applied to the RVC summer school (I am a contextual student, state educated, but did not receive the scholarship, only the normal offer) and had to ask myself was it worth paying a third of a years tuition for something that won't even help my application? I say...probably not!
Unis consistently say that no favour is given to summer school attendees, and really they're only for fun if A; you're wealthy enough to do it or B; smart/disadvantaged enough to get it for free. really, how much experience will she get in 2 weeks? it's a glorified holiday. No qualification is gained- she'd be much better off getting either a parttime job in a kennels, like I have, or helping at a local farm, shelter, or clinic if you can get it. Fun, absolutely, but not helpful. - Blahajbites.
Try to find in person work experience volunteering during the summer holidays.
From https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/studywithus/ugstudy/courses/UG/Veterinary-Medicine-and-Surgery-BVM-BVS-with-BVMedSci-BVMBVS-U6UVTMVS.html
You'll need a minimum of 5 weeks work experience. Work experience can be done over varying hours and days and should include:

A minimum of 3 weeks of animal handling

Up to 2 weeks of either customer facing and/or teamwork experience

Up to 2 weeks for the completion of the Virtual Work Experience and Exploring the Veterinary Profession free online course.

All experience needs to be completed within three years prior to application and by the 15 October application deadline. Work experience booked after this date will not be taken into consideration.

very useful information ,thank you so much
i will give up if i cant get the scholarship
Reply 3
Original post by halohjjjj
is this summer school worth it
is there anyone appied and have a place sucessfully
it is pretty costly, like 3000 pounds
so i wanna have some advise and views from vet med student thank you

Hello!

I am a 2025 vet med applicant and I attended the pre-vet summer school last summer. I was one of the youngest, most of the students were applying in October 2024, but I have kept in contact with a lot of them and everyone I talked to managed to get multiple offers to study vet med.
Honestly, I absolutely loved my experience there and I would say it has definitely helped me a lot. Obviously I haven't gone through the application process for vet med yet, but I learned so much. Despite being just two weeks long, it was jam-packed with placements, lectures and activities every day. Yes, it is very expensive, however when talking to some of my classmates who had done summer schools elsewhere they had payed a lot more for a lot less experience. We had placements in all of their facilities and got to shadow vets in the hospitals which some of the student ambassadors hadn't had the opportunity to do yet. Being able to see how the senior vets, residents, nurses, student nurses, vet students and other veterinary professionals (such as physiotherapists in orthopedics) interact and work with each other was something you don't get to see in your average clinical work experience. It is also a great way to network and not only meet like-minded people but also talk to staff and students there.
Like most things, it really depends on what you take away from it and for me, my experience at the pre-vet summer school was extremely valuable. If you have any questions, feel free to PM anytime.

I do also want to point out however, this is just my experience. As said by a previous reply, vet schools do not favor summer school students and you can always get the experience you need without doing a summer school. I just wanted to share my positive experience from this summer school for anyone thinking of applying.
(edited 1 month ago)

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