Destination Vets Summer School

Applications will open in Spring 2021. Please register your interest using the survey below and will we contact you when applicaitons open. The summer school will take place over two days in the last week of June 2021. Exact date TBC.

Destination Vets is a two day widening participation summer school for Year 12 students which takes place at the University of Liverpool, in our Institute of Veterinary Science campus, Leahurst. 

What Does It Involve?

The days are a detailed overview of life as a veterinary science student at the University of Liverpool, including lectures and practical based activities, as well as guidance around the application process. 

The summer school aims to develop confident, well informed applicants to the University’s Veterinary Science programme, who are from a widening participation background. Destination Vets runs in the summer of each year for two days with optional follow up or additional activities you will be contacted about throughout the year, there is no charge to take part.

Places are extremely limited due to the practical nature of the event. If you would like to apply for a place, please register your interest using the form below and the team will get back to you when applications are open.

Who Can Apply?

Destination Vets is open to students from a widening participation background studying in the Merseyside area or students studying at one of the University of Liverpool Widening Participation and Outreach Partner schools. It is essential you check the eligibility criteria for Veterinary Science programmes.

This programme is a Widening Participation initiative and is open to students who meet indicators from a widening participation background.

Priority is given to students who take part in the Liverpool Scholars Programme or Realising Opportunities Programme. 

Pupils in local partner schools are prioritised based on a range of indicators:

  • A strong desire to study Veterinary Science
  • Prior academic achievement and predicted ability to progress to university level study (please see admissions criteria for Veterinary Science as an indicator)
  • Come from a home where neither parent attended university in the UK or abroad
  • Be in receipt of, or entitled to, discretionary payments/16-19 bursary/Pupil Premium at their school or college
  • Be in receipt of, or entitled to, free school meals
  • Live in a neighbourhood which has a low rate of progression to higher education, or an area which has a high level of financial, social or economic deprivation. This is defined by the student's home postcode.
  • Have parents working in non-professional occupations (socio-economic groups 4-8)

Or alternatively,

  • Be in the care of their local authority, or have experience of being in care, or be a young adult carer.

For more information on Destination Vets, please contact Lydia Redican:

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