Time: Flexible, full session should last 45mins (approx.)
Location: Your School
Year group: Secondary, most appropriate for Years 9 - 13
Booking: For more information or to make a booking, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Eligibility: To receive the resources to host this session, your school must be a state school and meet a number of additional Widening Participation criteria, please refer to our WP eligibility here.
Description: Discover Careers with Animals is a session we have designed for you to deliver to your pupils with the option to include a live video Q&A afterward with RVC staff and student ambassadors.
The session is designed to:
- Introduce your pupils to careers in animal science
- Introduce your pupils to the RVC and our courses
- Provide a taste of university-style learning through a taster lecture
- Help you to meet Gatsby Benchmark 7
The resources have been created so that you do not have to complete all the activities and can use them either as part of a lesson or as a full lesson dedicated to learning about careers with animals. We will provide a PDF lesson plan and PowerPoint presentation including links to videos - such as ‘Campus tours’ hosted by current students, ‘A day in the life" of three different vets and a wildlife biologist, and a taster lecture on Veterinary Emergencies recorded by one of our RVC experts. There is also a quiz for the pupils to complete alongside the session.
Once you have delivered the session we can join the whole class on a video call for a Q&A about the RVC and University life. Alternatively, If you identify students interested in applying to animal science, veterinary or veterinary nursing in the future, we can arrange a video call with that group to offer bespoke support.