Welcome week

Welcome week is the week before formal teaching starts and is open to all first years and supported by students from other years. We have a fun packed week where you can meet your fellow students, peer supporters, academic advisors and other staff in the vet school, pick up kit and freebies. You can also get engaged with the University Welcome week activities (more fun and more freebies). So don’t forget to include Welcome week in your plans to study at the University of Liverpool!

Welcome from the Dean of School

Professor Paul Lunn

On behalf of the School of Veterinary Science, I am delighted to welcome you as a new student. The school is a community of scholars working across more than a dozen subject areas, and we are sure you will benefit from the breadth and vitality that is possible in a school of this size, with world-class teaching and in-depth specialist expertise available to you.

The Welcome webpages will help you in your first few days at the University. They contain important information about the schedule for Welcome Week, and also tell you how to contact the Student Support Centre if you have any questions. Please do not worry if it seems a lot to take in. We will work hard during Welcome Week and in the first semester to make your transition to university life as smooth as possible.

Professor Paul Lunn, Dean of the School of Veterinary Science

What to do next

Register online

You now need to register with the University.

There will be a number of events and activities taking place during Welcome and Foundation Weeks, these will be confirmed in the next couple of weeks. They will introduce you to the School of Veterinary Science and to the University as a whole, and will provide you with a foundation to ensure you gain maximum benefit from your time at Liverpool. Other events and activities are designed to introduce you to University life and to help you to get to know the campus. Liverpool Campus Map

View your programme timetable: Your academic timetable can be found on Liverpool Life during Welcome Week.

Check out what the Vet School Welcome Week has in store for you!

On-campus activities


Welcome to the School of Veterinary Science

Welcome to the University of Liverpool

Meet staff and students from your new School, and grab some swag and a brew before your formal welcome from the Vice-Chancellor

Welcome talk


Pigs treat us as equals

Work with your new peers to create works of origami art, building learning and teamwork skills and maybe winning some prizes!


Treasure hunt

Freshers’ Fair

Explore the campus to find students hidden at key locations, complete challenges, collect raffle tickets and win some stuff!

Find your people and get some freebies at the Freshers’ Fair, where all the fantastic vet school societies and sports teams will be vying for your attention!


Transition Workshop

Introduction to the RCVS

Get to know your cohort and begin to consider what your vet school journey will mean for you, in an interactive discussion with staff and 2nd year students.

Learn how our governing body, the RCVS, are important to you as a student, and how they work to shape and support our profession


Meet your personal tutor

Grab a bite and get to know the member of academic staff who will be your first point of contact for support and queries throughout your studies.

Online activities

Virtual Escape Room

Use key resources to solve these fiendish puzzles and learn more about the vet school and the profession. Will you make it out?


Your personal Welcome Week timetable will be sent to you by email once your place has been confirmed.

More support and information for starting your course

Your Personal Tutor

Your personal tutor, also known as your academic advisor, develops a relationship with you, and provides information, advice and guidance on academic and non-academic matters, helping you access the wide range of support available at Liverpool.
Your tutor’s details will be made available to you prior to Welcome Week and you will have an opportunity to meet your tutor during Welcome Week as detailed above.

The University Welcome Week pages

The University of Liverpool welcome webpage provides useful and up-to-date information on Welcome Week including all the contents of your Welcome Pack in electronic format.

Student support

Your first few days at University can be quite confusing and it may take time for you to settle into your new surroundings and life as a student. It may also be your first time away from home.

At the Student Service Centre the specialist teams are available to help with any practical, emotional or general issues. They can also direct you to the most appropriate services across the University.

Your programme handbook

Your programme handbook will be available on our virtual learning platform, Canvas, ahead of Welcome Week.

Liverpool University Veterinary Society (LUVS)

Every Veterinary and Bio-veterinary student studying at the University of Liverpool is invited to join the Liverpool University Veterinary Society.

As a society we deal with every aspect of your life here at the vet school: academic, sporting, welfare, charity and, best of all, social. This course is challenging and sometimes people feel the pressure. We’re here to make your time here as easy, calm, enjoyable and memorable as possible.

Our society is one of the strongest and most integrated societies in the university and we’re very lucky to have it. We have a committee of over 30 members and it is our role to ensure that all your academic issues are addressed, the vet sports teams are supported as much as possible, we give as much as we can to the LUVS chosen charities, we have the biggest and best socials and probably most importantly that student welfare is kept at its highest.

For more information and details on how to become a member of LUVS, see the letter welcoming vet students and biovet studentsa letter from a biovet representative or our website www.luvs.org.uk

Student:student support

The vet school has two fantastic student-run specialist organisations offering support for your wellbeing and academic progress. Learn more by reading their letters of welcome to you!

Information on clothing and other programme-related expenses can be found on the Kit List document.

Veterinary student sub-societies

There are many highly active sub-societies within the vet school, allowing you to explore your interest, develop your skills and contribute to the profession. Read their letters of welcome to begin finding your people in the vet school!

Liverpool Equine Veterinary Society

Liverpool Farm Animal Veterinary Society

Liverpool University Veterinary Behaviour Society

Liverpool University Veterinary LGBT+ Society

Liverpool University Veterinary Zoological Society

Liverpool Veterinary Anatomy Society 

The Liverpool Guild of Students

LGOS is the Students' Union for the University of Liverpool. Visit their website to find out more about what they do to support students studying here.

Need more information?

If you would like any further information about the School of Veterinary Science before you arrive in September, please contact our staff in the Student Support Office on:

We can’t wait to welcome you to our Vet School community!

students at welcome week

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