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Want to be a vet?

We work hard to promote veterinary science to all future students. We have many support networks, educational resources, committees and supporting bodies which we work with.

We believe that there is no ‘perfect’ person to study veterinary science.

Classically, having a passion for animal-related subjects and enjoying science are used to determine possible future students, but we know from our own experiences that there are a lot of other, far more diverse skills which help make great vets.

Think about a busy work day; leadership skills, communication, mathematics, analytical skills and even acting play a part.

Have you ever realised how important it could be to have worked in a restaurant or other public-facing service role?  What skills could you learn there which make a great Vet?

Find out more information on the support groups we are involved with.

Work experience

Come and do some work experience with us! We are re-starting our work experience programmes after a pause due to COVID. We will offer one week of work experience and will be able to offer places in different areas of the School of Veterinary Science.

These will count towards your work experience requirements when applying to veterinary schools across the UK. We will give you a completion certificate at the end of the week. All applicants must be aged 16 and over. Priority places will be given to widening participation students, so let us know if you meet widening participation criteria.

To register interest and book your place please email

International Students

We welcome applications from international students. Watch our video below to find out more.

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