Our Strategy and Policies

Our vision is to be a sustainable, socially responsible and pioneering institution on a local, national and global scale.

We celebrate equality and diversity, cherish culture, embrace difference and individuality and promote wellbeing. We continue to create a rich, dynamic, and inspirational College based on world-leading research, teaching and enterprising education.

Learn more about the RVC Mission and Strategy and our plans for the coming years.

Environmental Sustainability

The RVC has been making great strides towards reducing the environmental impact of campus operations and activities. From incorporating sustainability into procurement to supporting staff and student-led projects, our sustainable practices and policies are building up across the RVC.

We work with the Hertfordshire & Middlesex Wildlife Trust to identify and improve existing habitats across our Hawkshead Campus and enhance the habitats.

Learn more about our Environmental Sustainability Strategy

The RVC and its Charitable Statuses

The Royal Veterinary College is an exempt charity. It is subject to the legal rules applicable to charities under English Law and to the general provisions of the Charities Acts.

Its principle regulatory body is the Office for Students, who ensure all obligations are fulfilled under charity law.

Learn more about how we are governed: RVC Governance, Policy and Legal

The RVC also has an independent registered Charity – The Royal Veterinary College Animal Care Trust that is registered under the Charities Commission. (Reg no 281571).

Its objects support The Royal Veterinary College's wide range of clinical, research and educational activities aimed at improving animal health and care for the public benefit.

See how the ACT works in the local community, get involved and see how you can make a difference – RVC Animal Care Tust.

The RVC’s Students’ Union is a charitable incorporated institution.

The objects of the RVC SU are the advancement of education of students at The Royal Veterinary College for the public benefit – they promote welfare, represent students and encourage personal development.

Learn more about the RVC Students’ Union

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