The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Outreach and Engagement

Find out more about our outreach programmes here at the Vet School.

Dick Vet at the Royal Highland Show

At Edinburgh, we are committed to attracting the best students no matter what background they come from.

The University of Edinburgh believes that diversity is educationally as well as socially desirable, enriching the educational experience for all. We want to ensure that applicants are not held back by barriers, and we therefore seek to attract a wide range of applicants from different social, ethnic, cultural and educational backgrounds.

Supporting students from underrepresented backgrounds is called Widening Participation (WP) and the University of Edinburgh recognises that not all students have equal opportunities in accessing higher education. This is why we are offering a fully funded residential Diversity Summer School in July 2022.

To find out more and apply, please visit our dedicated page: 

Veterinary Medicine Diversity Summer School 2022

The Easter Bush Campus has an award-winning programme of community and school engagement, including community engagement events and initiatives from The Roslin Institute and hands-on STEM workshops for visiting groups at the Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre.

In line with the Scottish Government’s policy, the University actively engages in and encourages Widening Access to increase higher education attendance opportunities for under-represented groups who may not have previously considered higher education as an option.  The Widening Access initiative targets candidates from schools with low higher education progression rates and those from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

As part of the initiative, the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies currently participates in various University-led activities which include The Early Years Initiative, REACH Edinburgh and the Sutton Trust Summer School among others. 

Find out more about the University’s Widening Access aims and policy:

Widening Access 

We are committed to working with teachers, advisers and guidance counsellors to help guide pupils through their studies and choices for higher education. 

Visit our dedicated pages to access a variety of available resources.

Advice for Teachers and Guidance Counsellors

We are working with schools to provide education and resources for the 2022 International Day of Women and Girls in Science. 

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Useful links

Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre