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Royal Veterinary College

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Student Accommodation

  • Being at Camden campus, in a vibrant city like London, is an exciting experience, but only when students know they have somewhere to live that is safe, affordable, and within reach of the campus. RVC can offer a large number of places within on-campus student halls and off-campus accommodation, of varying sizes and facilities to suit different requirements.
  • The self-contained Hawkshead campus is near Potters Bar, within easy reach of central London by train. The on-campus student halls are supported by 24/7 security and an on-site maintenance team.
  • Most students choose to stay in student halls for the first year of study, and typically stay in private accommodation after the first year, once they have had time to make new friends and get a feel for their new surroundings.

Student Life

  • London is one of the best cities in the world to be a student, with world-renowned museums and galleries, beautiful green parks, and good transport links to the rest of the UK and Europe.
  • Hertfordshire is a green and peaceful region, with a range of towns and villages embedded in the countryside – and yet it isn't far from the bustling city life of London. The 575-acre self-contained campus is situated near Potters Bar; it boasts a restaurant, student bar, playing fields and a new Sports and Wellbeing Centre that includes a gym.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Camden is one of the most creative and stimulating areas in London. Famous for its markets, vibrant culture and music venues, Camden is an exciting place to experience student life. It is also home to a beautiful canal and lock, Regent’s Park, ZSL London Zoo and the iconic Roundhouse music venue.
  • Beyond the college doors, students can find lively nightlife, inspiring cityscapes, natural habitats, a diverse food culture, theatre, film and concerts – or visit some of the world’s most famous museums and galleries, and events such as the Notting Hill Carnival, Chinese New Year and the annual Pride parade. 
  • There are options for those on a low budget: student discounts are widely available and many museums and events are free.
  • London is also one of the greenest capital cities in the world, with eight Royal Parks open to the public, five within central London; these originally served as hunting grounds.

Travel

  • Getting in and around London is made simple by a range of public transport. The Camden campus is on London Underground’s Northern Line, and is also connected by London Overground trains. It is a short walk from King’s Cross St. Pancras, the transport hub of London, with links to just about anywhere in the city – and to mainland Europe, via the Eurostar. A number of bus routes connect Camden to the rest of Central and North London, and public bicycles are available outside the campus.
  • Potters Bar is served by nearby bus and train stations. The train station is on the main Great Northern railway line, with frequent trains to London King’s Cross, Cambridge and Peterborough. The RVC runs a free and frequent shuttle bus throughout the year from Potters Bar train and bus stations to the Hawkshead campus. Taxis are also available at the station. There are some of the country’s best cycle and footpaths in Hertfordshire, providing easy access to neighbouring towns and villages, or to explore the countryside.