The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Assessment Day

BVM&S Assessment Day information and dates

All our Assessment Days for 2022 entry have now taken place. We will update this page for 2023 entry in due course. 

The aim of the Assessment Day is to select those with the best combination of academic ability and aptitude for veterinary medical training.

The Day will start with a welcome talk and an opportunity to ask questions, followed by a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) and an Additional Skills Task (AST). Please note, the AST may take place before the MMI.

This MMI will consist of three 10 minute stations with an interviewer and one 10 minute rest station. Each candidate will be individually interviewed at these stations. The AST will consist of a series of timed questions to work through independently.

Format

The Assessment Day will be hosted through the University's secure Zoom platform and candidates will receive instructions on how to take part in advance of their allocated session.  We strongly recommend using a laptop or desktop computer rather than a mobile device. We also recommend ensuring candidates have a stable internet connection on the day. If you have issues accessing the Zoom app, you will also be able to participate in your Assessement Day through a web browser. 

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Run a test on Zoom prior to your Assessment Day

Multiple Mini Interviews

There are three interview stations:

  • Work Experience
  • Career Exploration and Awareness of being a Professional
  • Awareness of Animal Welfare

Additional Skills Task

The task will comprise a series of timed questions to work through independently. Further information will be provided in due course. 

Assessment

Each interviewer assesses candidates independently. The evaluations from all interviewers and from the Additional Skills Task are considered and offers made on the overall assessment of each candidate in comparison with the performance of other candidates.

Decisions and offer reply deadlines

We aim to make decisions on offers by 31st March. 

UCAS APPLICANTS

If candidates hear back from all UK institutions applied to by 19th May 2022, they have until 9th June 2022 to respond via UCAS Track. International and graduate applicants will also need to pay a £1,500.00 deposit by 9th June 2022. This deposit is only refundable if a candidate changes their mind about studying with us within 14 days of payment or they fail to meet the conditions of their offer.

VMCAS AND PARTNERSHIP APPLICANTS

Candidates will need to respond to their offer via email and pay a £1,500.00 deposit by 10th May 2022. This deposit is only refundable if a candidate changes their mind about studying with us within 14 days of payment or they fail to meet the conditions of their offer.

Feedback

The School is willing to offer feedback to candidates on the outcome of their Assessment Day. Please note however, that whilst candidates will be aware of their own performance, they will have no insight into the performance of the others against whom they are competing.