30 How to apply Alternative routes to study Veterinary Medicine at The Harper and Keele Veterinary School. For students that have the aptitude to become a vet, but do not have the required grades for direct entry, or alternatively, do not have access to the required work experience to meet entry criteria, two alternative routes have been developed; The Harper Adams Veterinary (Extended) programme, with preparatory 'year zero' will be tailored for those students who are academically able enough to progress to Vet School, but are lacking the practical work experience required for direct Vet School entry. This experience can be effectively gained from Year 0 at Harper and access to that institution’s large and small animal facilities and through an established network of veterinary practices. The Keele University Foundation Year will be tailored to those students who have the required practical work experience but who may need more academic support to reach the required entry level. Entry to the Foundation/Extended year will be dependent upon specified academic and non- academic criteria, including satisfactory performance at a veterinary school interview. Transfer to year 1 of the veterinary programme will require achievement of satisfactory marks in all Foundation/ Extended year modules. Harper Adams is also extending the offer of a Vet School interview to high achieving students on related courses at the end of the first year. Dependent on achievement within the previous year of study, eligible students would commence the Degree Programme from Year One. More information on these alternative routes to the Vet School can be found online at www.harperkeelevetschool.ac.uk The content of this publication is for general information and illustrative purposes only. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this publication is correct at the time of going to press, in February 2019. However, The Harper and Keele Veterinary School makes no representation, warranty or guarantee that the content in this publication is up to date and reserves the right to implement changes where necessary. The views expressed by employers featured in this publication are not necessarily those of the institution and are not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. For additional information and the most up to date information visit: harperkeelevetschool.ac.uk !