Royal Veterinary College, University of London
Camden | South East England
Ucas code: R84
What students say about this university564 comments (143 students)
Being on the accelerated vet ourse the level of work is much higher in yr 1 compared to undergrad. An average week os 10-15 hrs...
Being on the accelerated vet ourse the level of work is much higher in yr 1 compared to undergrad. An average week os 10-15 hrs timetabled mainly lecture based but plenty of practicals. Expected to do a lot of independant study alsoNo coursework only spot tests, oral exams and written exams. Facillities are great so many resources and small but adequate library.×
The food and drink on campus is expensive- you're much better catering for yourself. The local tesco and sainsburys are well...
The food and drink on campus is expensive- you're much better catering for yourself. The local tesco and sainsburys are well priced- be sure to take advantage of their weekly offers. The campus itself is pretty secluded, and the shuttle bus service doesn't run on weekends so unless you have your own transport you struggle to get off campus unless you fork out for a taxi. I wish i'd know about this when I started as I wouldnt have gone to this university if i had known how secluded the campus is. The taxi fare from the campus to PB station is at a set price of 5 for students currently, luckily the local firms do deals for RVC students. The accommodation could do with a lick of paint, and the rooms are very dark and the lighting provided isnt brilliant. As additional course costs go, there arent many. Most of the core texts are avaliable from the library if you get in there quick, otherwise youll struggle to get a copy for when you need it. Lab coats are provided for clinical skills although it probably is wise to purchase your own.×
There is a wide variety of stores and shops, the campus is a 10 min walk from Camden high street. The price range is broad and...
There is a wide variety of stores and shops, the campus is a 10 min walk from Camden high street. The price range is broad and caters to any budget. Transport in London is expensive, but transport links to the uni are good. Having to take the train to potters bar sometimes incurs extra costs but is not too expensive×
I find it hard sometimes to manage costs, I usually pay my rent straight away so I know that's done, but budgeting for food...
I find it hard sometimes to manage costs, I usually pay my rent straight away so I know that's done, but budgeting for food shopping can be difficult, and because the area is not built up you have to travel if you want to do anything at a weekend like shopping or going to the cinema, and I usually forget to factor in my travel costs when planning to go out. Also because the area is quite small there are no opportunities for work so additional money is not possible. I wish someone had told me to save more money when I had the chance so I had more savings to full back on, as if I am short of money there is no one who can help me out.×
High number of contact hours, challenging and rewarding in content, assessment based on exams more than coursework.Report
The course is good and the workload is fine until you reach exams where only one week is given regardless of the numbers of...
The course is good and the workload is fine until you reach exams where only one week is given regardless of the numbers of years' material you have to revise; it means it is impossible to cover everything, incentivising cramming and meaning that things are not learnt to as great a depth or breadth as would be ideal. Tutor system is a bit stilted and more of a box ticking exercise. Facilities generally are good except for overcrowding and rushed feeling in practicals due to size of year. The content is not difficult, it is just the quantity of it which makes it hard.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction94%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students2,290
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate77%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time16%
of students are part-time
Male / Female77%
of students are female
Young / Mature14%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK13%
of students here are from outside the UK
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