Welcome from the Dean of Institute

On behalf of the Institute 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.

Your Welcome Pack will help you in your first few days at the University. It contains important information about the schedule for Welcome Week, and also tells you how to contact the Student Support Centre if you have any questions. There is a lot of additional information on our website. 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.

I very much look forward to welcoming you to the school in person in September.

Professor Susan Dawson, Dean of the Institute of Veterinary Science


Please note that this page contains information for students starting their studies in September 2019. For students joining us in September 2020, this page will be updated in August 2020..

What to do next

Register online

You now need to register with the University. Details on how you can register are also included in the ‘Your Registration’ document you received as part of your Welcome Week pack.

There are a number of events and activities taking place over Welcome Week (View the Welcome Week Timetable). They will introduce you to the Institute 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 details: View the details of your programme and the modules you’ll study during your programme.

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

More support and information for starting your course

Your Academic Advisor

All students at the University of Liverpool will be assigned a named academic member of staff as their Academic Advisor. Their role is to develop a relationship with you, to provide information, advice and guidance on academic matters and to direct you to further sources of information on academic matters as well as the wide range of information, advice and guidance on non-academic matters available to students at Liverpool.
Your advisor’s details will be made available to you on the morning of Tuesday 17, September and you will have an opportunity to meet your advisor on the afternoon of Tuesday, 17 September or Friday 20 September.

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.

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 electronically from Monday, 23 September

Additional Information about your programme

  • information on clothing and other programme-related expenses
  • The Liverpool Guild of Students (Student Societies).
    LGOS is the Students' Union for the University of Liverpool.
  • Liverpool University Veterinary Society (LUVS)
    Liverpool University Veterinary Society (better known as ‘LUVS’) is the most active society in Liverpool. Every Veterinary and Bioveterinary student studying at the University of Liverpool is invited to join LUVS. 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 difficult and, at times, stressful. 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 on how to become a member of the society, see the attached letter or our website www.luvs.org.uk
  • Liverpool University Veterinary Zoological Society (LUVZS)
    Liverpool University Veterinary Zoological Society(LUVZS) is an extremely active student-run society within the Vet School, alongside LUVS but with a different independent focus, offering exciting practical experiences of a diverse range of species to its members! We provide many opportunities for Liverpool Vets and Biovets to experience practical zoological and wildlife medicine first hand through weekend trips, diverse species handling sessions, specialist talks and national symposiums for students with an interest in conservation, wildlife and exotic animal medicine!

  • The Liverpool Farm Animal Veterinary Society
  • Liverpool Small Animal Veterinary Society
  • Liverpool Equine Veterinary Society (LEVS)
  •  Liverpool Veterinary Anatomy Society (LVAS)

Need more information?

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