Matthew Upright


What made you choose your course?
I have wanted to study veterinary for 4 years as I have always worked on farms and with livestock. I also did some work experience which confirmed that’s what I wanted to do. So, Biology and Chemistry were the courses I needed for veterinary and I chose Classics because I enjoy it.

What did you most enjoy about studying at Petroc?
The teachers are supportive and really push you to fulfil your potential – they encourage you to go on to higher education. I joined the VetMed academy and that was absolutely brilliant, it helped with ucas applications and personal statements and the VetMed interview prep was really helpful. I made some really good friends who I am also going to university with. I also really like the lovely campus.

Do you have any future plans?
I’m going to Bristol Vet School (I still cant believe it!) which is a 5 year course. The plan at the moment is to become a livestock veterinarian.

Any advice for someone choosing the same course as you?
Have faith! There’s lots of support at Petroc for you and the staff are really invested in your success.


A Level Biology, Chemistry, Classics

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The teachers are supportive and really push you to fulfil your potential.