Medic Mentor

Veterinary Summer Schools

Get comprehensive mentoring support to submit the best UCAS application that you can!

The Medic Mentor Veterinary Summer School


Medic Mentor’s 6-day Residential Summer School Programme at Nottingham University is a unique opportunity for students to spend an entire week with dedicated Vets and Veterinary Students, mentoring them through their UCAS applications. It takes a huge amount of pressure off and makes the application a more enjoyable experience for both the students and the parents! The final hurdle (and a common pitfall) for students is to ensure that all of their hard work (having done work experience, extra-curricular activities and academic achievements) is effectively communicated in their UCAS applications!


Medic Mentor’s summer school includes:

1. a guided tour of the teaching facilities at Nottingham Vet School, by the admissions team.

2. students receive 1-2-1 personal statement tutoring and leave with a final draft of their personal statements

3. students get unlimited personal statement reviews with their mentor after the Summer School

4. you have the chance to hear from representatives and veterinary students from all of the UK Vet Schools in one place!

5. you will learn about interview theory and undertake mock interviews

6. you will have access to a 1-2-1 UCAS consultation with your Vet Mentor, to ensure that you select the right vet schools for you and increase your chances of being made an offer.

7. you will receive follow-up mentoring after the Summer School

8. you will be given a reference letter from the Lead Mentor for your reference teachers, to support your application.

When can I attend?

  • For current Year 12s and S5 students attending in 2019:
    29th July – 2 August (4 spaces remaining)


  • For current Year 11s and S4 students attending in 2020:
    27th July – 31st July 2020


  • For current Year 10s and S3 students attending in 2021, you have 3 weeks to choose from:
    26th July – 29th July 2021
    2nd – 6th August 2021
    and 7th – 13th August 2021.


Registration starts on Monday at 10.30am and finishes at 5.30pm on Saturday.
Monday: Introduction to UCAS and wider knowledge (ethics, different specialties, current affairs, significant organisations, professionalism, landmark discoveries and important figures in veterinary medicine)
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 1-2-1 personal statement tutoring and completion of final draft.  On Thursday students also have the option of attending the UKCAT teaching.
Friday: Admissions day, where students will have the chance to spend 1 hour with a representative from each vet school outlining their selection criteria and process.
Saturday: Interview theory and mock interviews in the morning, individual UCAS consultations in the afternoon to help decide on course choices.

Summer School group sizes


There are 20 students in 1 class, and students are put into smaller groups of 4-5 students per mentor. There will also be additional mentors looking after the students as a whole and an on site 24 hour resident social worker and counsellor, to provide additional pastoral support for students, when needed.

Students are supervised throughout and will be staying in university halls of accommodation. Students will not be conducting activities off campus at any point during the Summer School Programme.

How Can I Register? 

You can secure your place with a deposit and then spread the remaining tuition fee in interest-free monthly installments, or make a one-off tuition fee payment for the whole amount. The deposit is non-refundable and is used to cover the costs of your accommodation. Alternatively, you can register by paying the tuition fees in full (£2500 inc VAT) in one payment, but this includes the non-refundable deposit.

Instalment Options

For 2019: Deposit of £358 and 6 monthly instalments of £358/month

For 2020: Deposit of £250 and 15 instalments of £150/month

For 2021: Deposit £250 and 29 instalments of £78/month

For more details about the tuition fees or to register, select one of the options below:


What is the Medical Leadership Programme?

The School Ambassador Programme is open to secondary school students in all years. It is the only national medical leadership programme for aspiring doctors, dentists and vets.  The programme provides students with 3 additional teaching days (1 Sunday per term) to help students develop important transferable skills and knowledge that will best prepare them for their future careers.  It also gives students extra opportunities to work with a variety of doctors, vets and dentists throughout the year.  This ensures that we can provide you with ongoing face-to-face mentoring to help you start thinking and acting like medical students in time for your interviews in Year 13 and S6.


Applying for Funded Places

There are 2 ways to enter the Medical Leadership Programme.  You can apply for a funded place as a School Ambassador, or enrol onto the Medic Mentor Residential Summer School for the maximum level of support.

Medic Mentor provide 6 funded places per school (3 for year 10-12/S3-S5 and 3 for year 13/S6).  These School Ambassador positions are awarded based on a competitive application from individual students. There is no deadline for the application, but as soon as we receive a sufficient number of high quality applications to fulfil the places at your school, applications for students at your school will close.  The online application form can be found at the link below. 






When and where are the meetings?

Scotland 16th June  

London 7th July

Birmingham 21st July

Scotland 15th September

London 22nd September

Birmingham 17th November


There are 3 locations to choose from: London, Scotland and Birmingham.  You must attend 2 out of 3 meetings or you will be withdrawn from the programme.  January 2020 dates will become available in the Summer.   



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