Harper and Keele Veterinary School

29 As well as the academic entry requirements all applicants are required to have a minimum level of work experience, of at least two weeks (70 hours) in a veterinary practice and four weeks (140 hours) in other animal environments, such as kennels, catteries, animal shelters, stables, zoos etc. For experience to be considered it has to have been done within the two years directly preceding the 15th October application deadline. Admissions process All applications for the course should be submitted via UCAS at www.ucas.com . The institution code for the Harper & Keele Veterinary School is H25 and the course code is D100. The application deadline for the course is 15th October 2019. Any applications received after this date will be dealt with subject to places being available. Applicants should ensure that their application is completed in full and supplementary information relating to their work experience is also provided by that deadline. A work experience form will be available on the website for applicants to complete and send directly to the Admissions Office. Applicants should ensure that they are available for interview between November 2019 and March 2020. Due to the number of applicants who will be interviewed, we may not be able to offer alternative slots. However, applicants who apply after the 15th October deadline, and are offered an interview, may find this will take place in March or later. All applications will be assessed and scored taking into account the personal statement, reference, work experience and entrance qualifications. Due to the large numbers of applications expected, we will be unable to invite all applicants for an interview. The interviews for the course will be held on the Harper Adams University campus and will be ‘station’ based interviews designed to assess the various attributes of the applicants. They will include animal handling, which is an essential skill for a veterinary surgeon. Applicants will also have the opportunity to indicate their preferred ‘home’ campus once they have received an offer, but this cannot be guaranteed. www.harperkeelevetschool.ac.uk/ admissions Fees Course fees will be set in line with the government's fee guidance to universities and for which student financial support packages will be available for 2020/21 and beyond. Please check the following webpage www.harperkeelevetschool.ac.uk/ fees For indicative additional costs related to equipment and travel/ accommodation associated with EMS placements and the clinical 5th year, please also see the above page. Financial support In further recognition of the costs associated with completing your studies, a flexible package of support will be available for all students to apply for. For further information about financial support please go to www.harperkeelevetschool.ac.uk/ financialsupport