Welcome to Extended Induction - a  six-week programme of events to welcome you to the RVC community

University life can be challenging and exciting. To help you make the most of this next step at RVC, we invite you to take part in our Extended Induction - Live Well, Study Well, Be Well!

A programme of six themed weeks full of exciting activities and events will get you ready for your year ahead, and provide you with opportunities to meet students, make friends and get to know College tutors.

Week 1 (30 September - 4 October) - My RVC

Come and make new friends, get to know your tutors, pick up top study tips and meet the careers team.

DateTimeActivityDescriptionLocation
Monday
30 Sep
10:00 - 14:00

Global Village Café - Breaking the Ice

[Socials & Mixers]

The Global Village Cafe will host a range of fun and relaxing events for RVC students. We value the international perspective of our RVC community and the cafe provides a forum to celebrate all our students and to enhance the opportunities for communication and new friendships among our unique and vibrant student body. Come along for some snacks and ice breakers! Camden:
Café
Monday
30 Sep
12:00 - 14:00

We’re at your (Careers) service!  - Meet the Careers Team

[Job Skills]

Come and find out how the Careers Service can help you throughout your time at University and beyond.  Whether it’s working out what you want to do, perfecting your job applications, honing your interview skills or getting more information about all things careers related, find out how we can help! Camden:
Pop up
Monday
30 Sep
12:00 - 13:00

Top tips for time management

[Study Skills]

We will be popping up in the cafes at both Camden and Hawkshead with some handy tips on time management.  Come and meet the team and have a chat about how you can manage your time more effectively.  Camden:
Pop up
Monday
30 Sep
12:00 - 13:00

Top tips for time management

[Study Skills]

We will be popping up in the cafes at both Camden and Hawkshead with some handy tips on time management.  Come and meet the team and have a chat about how you can manage your time more effectively.  Hawkshead:
Pop up
Tuesday
1 Oct
10:00 - 15:00

SpLD Day

[Study Skills]

Make sure you’re getting the support you need! If you have a diagnosed SpLD (Specific Learning Difference like Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD), drop by to make sure you’re accessing all the support available. Take the time at the start of the year to organise Special Exam Arrangements, Disabled Students Allowance and set yourself up for the rest of your time at RVC! Hawkshead:
Drop in
Tuesday
1 Oct
12:00 - 14:00

We’re at your (Careers) service!  - Meet the Careers Team

[Job Skills]

Come and find out how the Careers Service can help you throughout your time at University and beyond.  Whether it’s working out what you want to do, perfecting your job applications, honing your interview skills or getting more information about all things careers related, find out how we can help! Hawkshead:
Pop up
Tuesday
1 Oct
12:00 - 13:00

Get a KickStart to your studies

[Study Skills]

Settling into a new study routine is really important. Come and have a chat with us about your study techniques and get some tips.  Camden:
Pop up
Tuesday
1 Oct
12:00 - 13:00

Get a KickStart to your studies

[Study Skills]

Settling into a new study routine is really important. Come and have a chat with us about your study techniques and get some tips.  Hawkshead:
Pop up
Wednesday
2 Oct
10:00 - 15:00

SpLD Day

[Study Skills]

Make sure you’re getting the support you need! If you have a diagnosed SpLD (Specific Learning Difference like Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD), drop by to make sure you’re accessing all the support available. Take the time at the start of the year to organise Special Exam Arrangements, Disabled Students Allowance and set yourself up for the rest of your time at RVC! Camden:
Drop in
Wednesday
2 Oct
15:30 - 18:00

Visit to St Pauls Cathedral

[Socials & Mixers]

A visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral, to observe sung Evensong by the St. Paul’s choir. Offsite:
Visit
Wednesday
2 Oct
12:00 - 13:00

Top tips for time management

[Study Skills]

Come along to this workshop to put some time management tips into action and make a plan for the year ahead.  Camden:
Workshop
Wednesday
2 Oct
12:00 - 13:00

Top tips for time management

[Study Skills]

Come along to this workshop to put some time management tips into action and make a plan for the year ahead.  Hawkshead:
Workshop
Thursday
3 Oct
12:00 - 13:00

Accessibility @ RVC

[Study Skills]

An introduction to accessibility templates and how to use them for your benefit. Camden:
Workshop
Thursday
3 Oct
12:00 - 13:00

Accessibility @ RVC

[Study Skills]

An introduction to accessibility templates and how to use them for your benefit. Hawkshead:
Workshop
Thursday
3 Oct
13:00 - 14:00

Get a KickStart to your studies

[Study Skills]

In this workshop we will discuss a range of useful study techniques and think about how you can integrate this into your every day
learning . 
Camden:
Workshop
Thursday
3 Oct
13:00 - 14:00

Get a KickStart to your studies

[Study Skills]

In this workshop we will discuss a range of useful study techniques and think about how you can integrate this into your every day
learning . 
Hawkshead:
Workshop

Week 2 (7 October - 11 October) - iLearn

Events include, how to study at university and manage your wellbeing and more.

DateTimeActivityDescriptionLocation
Monday
7 Oct
12:00 - 13:00

Tools for effective learning

[Study Skills]

There are many apps, websites and computer packages which can help you study more effectively. Come and have a chat with us to find out more.  Camden:
Pop up
Tuesday
8 Oct
12:00 - 14:00

Shopping Basket Challenge

[Life Skills]

Is the price right?! Have a guess at the price difference between our budget and premium baskets and the closest guess will win the baskets. Take the opportunity at the same time to have all your money questions answered!  Camden:
Pop up
Tuesday
8 Oct
12:00 - 13:00

Using Echo360 in your studies

[Digital Skills]

Using our lecture capture software Echo360 is a great way to review content from lectures. In this session we will introduce you to the software and how you can make the most of it.  Camden:
Workshop
Tuesday
8 Oct
12:00 - 13:00

Using Echo360 in your studies

[Digital Skills]

Using our lecture capture software Echo360 is a great way to review content from lectures. In this session we will introduce you to the software and how you can make the most of it.  Hawkshead:
Workshop
Tuesday
8 Oct
13:00 - 14:00

Social media and Wellbeing

[Life Skills]

Learn how to manage you social media usage in order to minimise distractions and maintain wellbeing during your time at the RVC.  Camden:
Workshop
Tuesday
8 Oct
13:00 - 14:00

Social media and Wellbeing

[Life Skills]

Learn how to manage you social media usage in order to minimise distractions and maintain wellbeing during your time at the RVC.  Hawkshead:
Workshop
Wednesday
9 Oct
16:30 - 18:00

Mindfulness Course (CT1)

[Mindfulness and Relaxation ]

A course offering practical teaching and practice to develop mindfulness skills. Camden:
Workshop
Wednesday
9 Oct
13:15 - 13:45

Guided Relaxation (1)

[Mindfulness and Relaxation ]

An opportunity for staff and students to learn techniques that will help them manage stress. Hawkshead:
Workshop
Wednesday
9 Oct
12:00 - 13:00

Tools for effective learning

[Study Skills]

In this workshop we will try out some of the apps available which can help you with your studies.  Come and have a go and see what works for you.  Camden:
Workshop
Wednesday
9 Oct
12:00 - 13:00

Tools for effective learning

[Study Skills]

In this workshop we will try out some of the apps available which can help you with your studies.  Come and have a go and see what works for you.  Hawkshead:
Workshop
Thursday
10 Oct
12:00 - 14:00

Shopping Basket Challenge

[Life Skills]

Is the price right?! Have a guess at the price difference between our budget and premium baskets and the closest guess will win the baskets. Take the opportunity at the same time to have all your money questions answered! Hawkshead:
Pop up
Friday
11 Oct
13:15 - 13:45

Guided Relaxation (1)

[Mindfulness and Relaxation ]

An opportunity for staff and students to learn techniques that will help them manage stress. Camden:
Workshop
Friday
11 Oct
12:00 - 13:00

Mindful social media use

[Life Skills]

Being mindful about social media is really important and we are here to help so come and have a chat. Camden:
Workshop
Friday
11 Oct
12:00 - 13:00

Mindful social media use

[Life Skills]

Being mindful about social media is really important and we are here to help so come and have a chat. Hawkshead:
Workshop

Week 3 (14 October - 19 October) - RVC Explore

Activities will include mindfulness, study skills and photography.

DateTimeActivityDescriptionLocation
Monday
14 Oct
12:00 - 13:00

Creating a professional image online

[Life Skills]

In this workshop we will discuss how you can create a professional online image. Camden:
Workshop
Tuesday
15 Oct
12:00 - 13:00

Creating a professional image online

[Life Skills]

In this workshop we will discuss how you can create a professional online image. Hawkshead:
Workshop
Tuesday
15 Oct
13:00 - 14:00

Photo me RVC

[Digital Skills]

Gain an understanding of photography and image manipulation,  to support yout studies at the RVC. Camden:
Workshop
Wednesday
16 Oct
16:30 - 18:00

Mindfulness Course (CT2)

[Mindfulness and Relaxation ]

A course offering practical teaching and practice to develop mindfulness skills. Camden:
Workshop
Wednesday
16 Oct
18:00 - 20:00

Harry Potter Walking Tour

[Socials and Mixers]

Stretch your legs and get to know you locality on this fun and exciting walking tour. London: Visit
Wednesday
16 Oct
13:15 - 14:00

Mindfulness Photography

[Mindfulness and Relaxation]

A simple introduction to mindfulness through digital photography, using just the mobile phones in our pockets. Hawkshead:
Workshop
Thursday
17 Oct
12:00 - 13:00

Spaces to study

[Study Skills]

Get to know the quiet spaces in RVC. Camden:
Pop up
Thursday
17 Oct
12:00 - 13:00

Spaces to study

[Study Skills]

Get to know the quiet spaces in RVC. Hawkshead:
Pop up
Friday
18 Oct
13:15 - 14:00

Mindfulness Photography

[Mindfulness and Relaxation ]

A simple introduction to mindfulness through digital photography, using just the mobile phones in our pockets. Camden:
Workshop
Saturday
19 Oct
10:00 - 13:00

Mindfulness Course (HH1)

[Mindfulness and Relaxation]

A course offering practical teaching and practice to develop mindfulness skills. Hawkshead:
Workshop
Saturday
19 Oct
10:30 - 12:30

Old Camden Walking Tour

[Socials and Mixers]

Stretch your legs and get to know you locality on this fun and exciting walking tour. London: Visit

Week 4 (21 October - 26 October) - RVC Living

Learn how to work effectively in groups and improve your employability through a variety of fun events.

DateTimeActivityDescriptionLocation
Monday
21 Oct
12:00 - 15:00

Cuppa and Cake at the Zoo

[Socials and Mixers]

Zoo based student? Come along to the Wellcome Seminar Room for a cuppa, cake and chance to chat! We’ll be there to answer any questions you might have about support at RVC or anything related.  Zoo:
Pop up
Monday
21 Oct
14:00 - 16:00

Finding a part time job doesn’t have to be hard work

[Job Skills]

This interactive session will help you to value your part time work and recognise how it can improve your future employability.  Camden:
Drop in
Monday
21 Oct
12:00 - 13:00

Effective notemaking using OneNote

[Digital Skills]

Many students at the RVC use OneNote in lectures.  Come along to this interactive workshop to find out how it works and how to get the best out of it.  Camden:
Workshop
Monday
21 Oct
12:00 - 13:00

Effective notemaking using OneNote

[Digital Skills]

Many students at the RVC use OneNote in lectures.  Come along to this interactive workshop to find out how it works and how to get the best out of it.  Hawkshead:
Workshop
Tuesday
22 Oct
14:00 - 16:00

Finding a part time job doesn’t have to be hard work

[Job Skills]

This interactive session will help you to value your part time work and recognise how it can improve your future employability.  Hawkshead:
Drop in
Tuesday
22 Oct
17:30 - 19:30

Film Night

[Socials and Mixers]

Showing of a film which ties in with Black History Month. Hawkshead:
Film Night
Tuesday
22 Oct
12:00 - 12:30

Basics of Budgeting

[Life Skills]

An introduction to budgeting for new students Camden:

Tuesday
22 Oct
13:00 - 13:30

Basics of Budgeting

[Life Skills]

An introduction to budgeting for new students Camden:

Tuesday
22 Oct
12:00 - 13:00

Getting the most out of group work

[Study Skills]

We will be popping up in the Cafe's to offer some tips on how to get the most out of groupwork.  Camden:
Pop up
Tuesday
22 Oct
12:00 - 13:00

Getting the most out of group work

[Study Skills]

We will be popping up in the Cafe's to offer some tips on how to get the most out of groupwork.  Hawkshead:
Pop up
Wednesday
23 Oct
16:40 - 18:00

Mindfulness Course (CT3)

[Mindfulness and Relaxation]

A course offering practical teaching and practice to develop mindfulness skills. Camden:
Workshop
Thursday
24 Oct
13:00 - 14:00

Getting the most out of group work

[Study Skills]

Working in groups is an important part of your teaching and learing activities at the RVC. Whether you are working through a scenario, creating a group presentation or studying together, finding a way to work effectively is really important.  Come along to this workshop to get some tips on how to get the most out of groupwork.  Camden:
Workshop
Saturday
26 Oct
10:00 - 13:00

Mindfulness Course (HH2)

[Mindfulness and Relaxation]

A course offering practical teaching and practice to develop mindfulness skills. Hawkshead:
Workshop

Week 5 (28 October - 3 November) - RVC Confidence

The range of activities on offer will give guidance on how to make the most of your assessments and become a confident student.

DateTimeActivityDescriptionLocation
Monday
28 Oct
12:00 - 13:00

Postgraduate Financial Capabilities

[Life Skills]

Specifically aimed at Postgraduate students, this workshop will explore how you can manage your money. Camden:
Workshop
Monday
28 Oct
12:00 - 14:00

Global Village Café - Soft Drink Social

[Socials and Mixers]

The Soft Drink Social is an event that introduces a range of soft drinks and snacks from around the world for our students to explore and enjoy! Whether it’s a sip of Calpis from Japan, the taste of girders in an IrnBru from Scotland or maybe the crunch of a Przysnacki bacon snack from Poland, you can be sure that you will find something to share with others and talk about at this event! Camden:
Café
Monday
28 Oct
14:00 - 16:00

Ace your applications!  How to make your CV stand out from the crowd

[Job Skills]

Ever wondered how some people’s CV’s always seem to get results? Do you want yours to be as good as it can be? Want to know how to tailor your CV to maximise results? Come and talk to the experts! Camden:
Drop in
Monday
28 Oct
12:00 - 13:00

Creating interactive images with Thinglink

[Digital Skills]

Using images from the ‘photo me RVC’ workshop, discover how to use video and 360° media to produce interactive resources for study, revision or submission.  Camden:
Workshop
Tuesday
29 Oct
11:00 - 14:00

Find a GP

[Life Skills]

Missed the GP sign up in Welcome Week? It’s not too late! Come along for a quick and easy sign up session and make sure you are registered with a GP before you need to book an appointment.  Camden:
Pop up
Tuesday
29 Oct
11:00 - 14:00

Find a GP

[Life Skills]

Missed the GP sign up in Welcome Week? It’s not too late! Come along for a quick and easy sign up session and make sure you are registered with a GP before you need to book an appointment.  Hawkshead:
Pop up
Tuesday
29 Oct
14:00 - 16:00

Ace your applications!  How to make your CV stand out from the crowd

[Job Skills]

Ever wondered how some people’s CV’s always seem to get results? Do you want yours to be as good as it can be? Want to know how to tailor your CV to maximise results? Come and talk to the experts! Hawkshead:
Drop in
Tuesday
29 Oct
12:00 - 13:00

Becoming confident with assessments

[Study Skills]

Getting to grips with assessments is vital to success at university.  Come a have a chat with the study skills team and get some advice about the different wasys in which we assess at the RVC.  Camden:
Pop up
Tuesday
29 Oct
12:00 - 13:45

Becoming confident with assessments

[Study Skills]

Getting to grips with assessments is vital to success at university.  Come a have a chat with the study skills team and get some advice about the different wasys in which we assess at the RVC.  Hawkshead:
Pop up
Wednesday
30 Oct
16:30 - 13:45

Mindfulness Course (CT4)

[Mindfulness and Relaxation]

A course offering practical teaching and practice to develop mindfulness skills. Camden:
Workshop
Thursday
31 Oct
12:00 - 13:00

Using digital tools for success

[Digital Skills]

Build your confidence in using a range of digital tools to run online groups, project meetings, and improve communications with family and friends.  Camden:
Workshop
Thursday
31 Oct
12:00 - 13:00

Using digital tools for success

[Digital Skills]

Build your confidence in using a range of digital tools to run online groups, project meetings, and improve communications with family and friends.  Hawkshead:
Workshop
Thursday
31 Oct
12:00 - 13:00

Becoming confident with assessments

[Study Skills]

In this workshop we will take a look at the different types of assessments used at the RVC and how they are marked using the college grading schemes.  Camden:
Workshop
Sunday
3 Nov
11:30 - 13:00

Art for the Soul (1)

[Mindfulness and Relaxation]

Finding the time to look after yourself in the midst of study and balancing life can be difficult.  However it is an essential ingredient for making the most of your time at RVC.  This is a fun and relaxed workshop will be using art materials to explore the theme.  Whether you’ve just started, are about to finish or anywhere in between, this is for you!   Please note, it is not an art lesson and absolutely no artistic ability is necessary. Materials will be provided - just book and come along! Camden:
Workshop

Week 6 (4 November - 8 November) - I ♡ RVC

Reflect on your journey so far through creative expression.

DateTimeActivityDescriptionLocation
Monday
4 Nov
12:00 - 13:00

I ♡ RVC tree

[Mindfulness and Relaxation ]

Join us for a fun and creative way to share your thoughts and reflections on your RVC journey so far. Camden:
Pop up
Tuesday
5 Nov
12:00 - 13:00

Networking for success - Making the most of the careers fair

[Job Skills]

The careers fair is a great opportunity to get information and advice from potential employers. Not only will you be able to find out what they look for in applicants, but you can get advice about how to apply, top tips to ensure the application is good enough and make some great connections. Employers come to the RVC careers fair to meet potential employees, so make the most of it and see if you meet a future employer! Hawkshead:
Workshop
Wednesday
6 Nov
11:30 - 13:00

Art for the Soul (2)

[Mindfulness and Relaxation]

An event run by an external trainer, using different materials to explore feelings. Hawkshead:
Workshop
Wednesday
6 Nov
15:00 - 20:00

Hindu Temple Visit

[Socials and Mixers]

A visit to the Hindu Temple at Neasden, to witness and participate in Diwali celebrations. Offsite:
Visit
Wednesday
6 Nov
13:15 - 13:45

Guided Relaxation (2)

[Mindfulness and Relaxation]

An opportunity for staff and students to learn techniques that will help them manage stress Hawkshead:
Workshop
Wednesday
6 Nov
12:30 - 13:00

Multimedia post-its and Padlet

[Digital Skills]

Building confidence in the use of Padlet to enhance success and resource sharing at the RVC   Camden:
Workshop
Wednesday
6 Nov
12:00 - 13:00

I ♡ RVC tree

[Mindfulness and Relaxation]

Join us for a fun and creative way to share your thoughts and reflections on your RVC journey so far. Hawkshead:
Pop up
Thursday
7 Nov
09:00 - 10:00

Rock painting

[Mindfulness and Relaxation]

Join us in this session to get creative and release the artist in you! Camden:
Workshop
Thursday
7 Nov
12:00 - 13:00

Introduction to Money Advice for VN students

[Life Skills]

Specifically aimed at veterinary nursing students. Learn how to create a budget, access student money advice and win prizes!. Hawkshead:
Workshop
Thursday
7 Nov
12:00 - 13:00

Rock painting

[Mindfulness and Relaxation]

Join us in this session to get creative and release the artist in you! Hawkshead:
Workshop
Friday
8 Nov
13:15 - 13:45

Guided Relaxation (2)

[Mindfulness and Relaxation]

An opportunity for staff and students to learn techniques that will help them manage stress Camden:
Workshop

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