You can bring your pupils to visit us, or we can visit you!
To book a session please contact Grace Sim.
"The trip was fantastic, all of the children were enthralled by both of the museums. They were interested to know about how the trainee Vets study the artefacts to help them cure sick animals. It also sparked insightful conversation about the workplace and what it is like to work with animals."--Lorna, primary school teacher
Assemblies are offered for all age groups. We recently held 'Furry Friday' in association with the Animal Care Trust; pupils wore animal onesies to raise money to help provide veterinary care. Find out more...
A Day in the Life of a Vet
A Day in the Life of a Vet is our two hour outreach session. Your pupils will meet Student Ambassadors and learn how to bandage, identify animal bones, use a stethoscope and wear a surgical gown.
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Wednesday afternoons at the RVC see the current students head out for the afternoon and potential science students of the future come in.
During a two hour stay they get hands on with the specimens in our extensive Anatomy Museum, learning about how animals and people are put together. After this it’s time to don the white coats and become vets for an hour. Students get to meet and examine our animals in residence: a cow, a pony and a dog.
Suitable for all age groups, this event is a great introduction to Higher Education and the science behind the veterinary profession.
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HE Experience Days
Several schools and colleges come to us for an HE taster day each year, from as far away as Wolverhampton. These days can be tailored to your needs. The focus can be on sixth form students making a successful application to university, incorporating mock interviews, or a series of fun hands-on workshops to give younger ages groups a taste of Higher Education.
These workshops can include Clinical Skills, for budding healthcare professionals, 'Disease Detectives' for prospective scientists and dissection sessions for those with an interest in how bodies are put together.
Feedback from previous days includes:
“Was a very useful day, lots of good information. Mock interviews were very helpful!”
“Overall was a really helpful and enjoyable day. Everyone at the RVC was really enthusiastic and helpful.”
Taster days can also be shortened to half-days or even just an hour or two.
RVC are piloting a new method of schools evaluation using Ipads to document the impact on pupils' learning when they meet RVC staff and try activities.
Please contact us if you wish to find out more.
The Royal Veterinary College runs a number of Teacher CPD events throughout the year, working with Institutions such as The Institute of Education and the Primary Science Network.
If you would like to arrange a Teacher CPD event then please contact us using the email address above.