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, Hertfordshire, 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 boasts a restaurant, student bar, playing fields and a new Sports and Well-being Centre that includes a gym.

Nightlife and Culture

  • 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 has a great public transport network – and a bike-hire scheme, with public bicycles available from outside the Camden campus. The campus is on London Underground's Northern Line; it is also served by London Overground trains, and a number of bus routes connect it to Central and North London. From the campus it's a short walk to King's Cross St. Pancras, the transport hub of London, which links to just about anywhere in the city, and to mainland Europe via the Eurostar.
  • Potters Bar is served by nearby bus and train stations. The train station is on the main Great Northern railway line, with regular services 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.