The Veterinary Schools Council (VSC) has today published its admissions guide for applications to veterinary medicine courses in 2020.
Produced by the VSC Admissions Committee, the guide contains information on entry requirements and provides technical information about the selection processes at different veterinary schools. It allows each veterinary school an equal chance to explain their course in detail, with each section written by the school’s head of admissions. The common policies held across the veterinary schools are also detailed, including information on disability, personal statements and the use of contextual data in admissions.
Collating and publishing this information is part of the veterinary schools’ response to the demand for clear and accessible information on veterinary school’s admissions processes. This edition fulfils that aim by publishing common statements and definitions on widening participation, as well as using a grid to show the various initiatives used to assist under-represented and disadvantaged students into and through the veterinary degree. These can range from bursaries to gateway courses and using contextualised offers.
There has also been a consideration of the impact Covid-19 on admissions this year, with schools assuring prospective applicants that COVID-related disruption will be taken into account when considering applications for veterinary courses. In particular, UK veterinary schools have reviewed their requirements for work experience, and applicants should visit the individual university websites for further details.
For more information, see: Admissions processes and entry requirements for UK veterinary schools: For applications in 2020