School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

Awards and achievements

We have a long tradition of winning awards. From student satisfaction, to excellence in teaching and learning, and staff awards.

Student experience

The National Student Survey (NSS)
We have ranked top of the National Student Survey (NSS) for overall student satisfaction since our first graduating cohort in 2011. In 2020, the NSS ranks us top for overall student satisfaction and also in nearly every other category in veterinary science. NSS - veterinary science 2020.

Association of Veterinary Students Survey
Ranked first for several topics. These included career progression preparation, extra mural studies structure and student welfare.

Our research

89% of our research is classed as ‘world-leading’ (4*) or ‘internationally excellent’ (3*) in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 rankings, which is an increase on our position from REF2014.

Our Staff

RCVS Impact Award
Professor Sarah Freeman has won a prestigious Impact Award from the RCVS. The award recognises vet professionals who go above and beyond in the cause of animal science, health and welfare.

Robert Fraser Gordon Medal
Professor Paul Barrow was awarded the prestigious Robert Fraser Gordon Medal for services to poultry science at a ceremony at the World’s Poultry Science Association (WPSA) UK 2019 Spring Meeting in Edinburgh on 10 April.

2019 Staff Oscars
Julia Kydd, Assistant Professor in Applied Immunology won the 'Teaching: Most Innovative' award for her hard work and constant innovation. Find out more.

Our school

In 2016, we were awarded an ASPIRE award. We are the only veterinary school to hold this award worldwide. The award recognises excellence in student engagement. In particular, the way we work with students, engaging them fully in the academic community, extracurricular activities and community work.


Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Accreditation
Our undergraduate courses are all RCVS accredited.

EAEVE Accreditation
Recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE). We are one of only two UK veterinary schools fully accredited by the EAEVE.

Get in touch




School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Leicestershire, LE12 5RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 6116
fax: +44 (0)115 951 6415