The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
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Webinar series gives insight into life as a Dick Vet student

Taking students on a journey through studying veterinary medicine at Edinburgh.

veterinary student holding puppy

A series of free webinars aims to help prospective students learn more about studying at the University of Edinburgh's Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

Four one-hour webinars run on consecutive Tuesdays throughout April will give an insight into the School’s Batchelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVM&S) undergraduate programmes and highlight what life as a Dick Vet student is like.

Each online event will include presentations from different University services. Representatives from across a range of support services and the student union will help answer any questions prospective students may have about living in Edinburgh and studying at the Dick Vet.

Student journey

As the University of Edinburgh continues to diversify its student body from around the world, it seeks to ensure that prospective students can gain an insight into the many aspects of their social and academic life they will encounter whilst studying here.

The series aims to offer prospective undergraduate students a greater understanding of many of the practical elements of living and studying in Edinburgh including where they can live, the support networks available to them, and the structure of the BVM&S degree programmes.

The webinars will also give prospective students an awareness of the social life that Edinburgh can offer. Student Union presidents and current Dick Vet students will give their perspective of living in Edinburgh and the many clubs, societies, and social activities available to students outside of their studies.

The final webinar of the series will be a live lecture hosted by Senior Lecturer and Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions, Dr Gurå Bergkvist, who will give an overview of the BVM&S programmes at Edinburgh.

Choosing where to study veterinary medicine is a very important decision, so make sure to be informed. We have put on this webinar series to help you understand what we can offer in Edinburgh and what life in Edinburgh is all about. I look forward to virtually meet you for the online lecture.

Dr Gurå Therese BergkvistSenior Lecturer and Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions


Webinar programme

The free webinar series runs weekly from 4 - 25 April and will be hosted on MS Teams Live. Attendance is free. Anyone wishing to attend any should register through Eventbrite.

  • 4 April - Accommodation and Student Support
  • 11 April - Visa & Immigration Services and Student Union
  • 18 April - Life in Edinburgh (Academic & Social!)
  • 25 April - Live Lecture with overview of the BVM&S programmes

Recordings of the webinars will be available to view on the School's website for those unable to attend the live events.

Related links

Link to Eventbrite Registration for 4 April webinar

Link to Eventbrite Registration for 11 April webinar

Link to Eventbrite Registration for 18 April webinar

Link to Eventbrite Registration for 25 April webinar

BVM&S Programme at R(D)SVS 

About the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies 

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is a one-of-a-kind centre of excellence in clinical activity, teaching and research. Our purpose-built campus, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Pentland Hills Regional Park, is home to more than 800 staff and almost 1400 students, all of whom contribute to our exceptional community ethos. 

The School comprises: 

The Roslin Institute 

The Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Systems 

The Roslin Innovation Centre 

The Hospital for Small Animals 

Equine Veterinary Services 

Farm Animal Services 

Easter Bush Pathology 

The Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education 

We represent the largest concentration of animal science-related expertise in Europe, impacting local, regional, national and international communities in terms of economic growth, the provision of clinical services and the advancement of scientific knowledge.