Gateway to Veterinary Science interviews

Interview information

This information is for students applying to start university in September 2020. Information for students applying for 2021 entry will be available by September 2020.

Interview dates

Wednesday 19 February 2020
Wednesday 11 March 2020

Instructions on how to register for an interview date and time will be included in your email.

What to wear

Wear something smart, but comfortable. You do not need to wear a suit and tie (but may do so if you wish). Please bring a coat and comfortable shoes for the campus tour.

Interview location

Bristol Veterinary School at Langford, BS40 5DU.

If you plan to stay overnight in Bristol, see our information on where to stay.

For information on accommodation near Langford please email

Bringing ID to your interview

You must bring photo ID with you to your interview. We will not keep a copy of your ID; we will just need to see it when you arrive to verify that you are the candidate we have invited. If you do not have photo ID, you will not be allowed to take part in the interview.

Examples of suitable photo ID include (but are not limited to):

  • Passport
  • Driving licence or provisional driving licence
  • College photo card
  • NUS photo card.

Extra time for Multiple Mini Interviews

The interview format is a series of multiple mini interviews (MMIs). If you are eligible for extra time in public examinations, you can apply for extra time in your interview; we will allow 25 per cent extra reading time to eligible candidates. You will need to indicate this at the time you book onto your interview.

Support for a disability

The Gateway to Veterinary Science course is academically and physically demanding. If you have a disability, we trust you have taken it into consideration before you apply and that you firmly believe you will be able to perform all of the tasks and responsibilities the course requires.

For advice on studying with a disability, contact our Disability Services team on +44 (0)117 331 0444 or

If you think you might have difficulties attending an interview, please contact our Enquiries team for advice.

After the interview

We aim to contact you with the outcome of your interview within three weeks. In some cases, this decision may take a little longer. We will endeavour to update you as soon as we can via email.

Responding to your interview invitation

You must respond to your interview invitation within two weeks of receiving your invitation by email. We will know you have responded if you:

  • register to attend an event;
  • add your details to the ‘I cannot attend these dates’ option;
  • or contact our Events team to discuss options if neither of the above are appropriate.

If you have not responded to your invitation within two weeks, we will assume you no longer wish to pursue your application at Bristol, and your application will be made unsuccessful.

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