The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies Bicentenary


The VetPALs scheme aims to help you adapt to studying at University.

VetPALs Leaders

What is VetPALs?

VetPALs is based on successful peer assisted learning models in operation throughout a number of Schools in the University and elsewhere. It is open to all first years. Basically these are student-to-student support systems where more senior students facilitate discussion on specific topics with junior students. Feedback has shown that this has been highly beneficial to all taking part.

Why have VetPALs?

Adapting to University study takes time and can be challenging. University is very different from school and for many this is the first time they are living away from home. The aim of VetPALs is to help you with this transition.

How will VetPALs work at the RDSVS?

There will be eight to ten sessions, of about one hour, over the academic year, led by a team of trained VetPAL leaders from later years. The sessions take place in the evening and are located within the Pollock Hall complex. Each session will be on a specific topic e.g. taking notes at lectures, revising for exams, etc.

The sessions are fun, yet informative and helpful!

Further information

For further information please open and read the pdf file below.