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The RCVS Student Community Award

This is a new award to be bestowed for the first time in 2021, and will recognise a veterinary or veterinary nursing student who has made a real effort to support their fellow students and the wider veterinary/veterinary nursing school community. It may also reward someone who has contributed to the wider local community within which the academic environment is based.

A wide range of different types of activity could be recognised by the award, for example, a specific initiative that the student has developed; personal support they have given over a sustained period (please do not include personal information about recipients of support that may be confidential); a demonstrable civic awareness in the way they have conducted themselves in student politics; an outreach programme to the local community; contribution to the governance of the student body etc.

It is open to any student who is enrolled on an RCVS-approved veterinary or veterinary nursing course, or studying for a relevant postgraduate veterinary/veterinary nursing qualification.

Nominations can be made by anyone – they do not need to be an MRCVS or RVN – excluding current RCVS Council and VN Council members.

Up to two RCVS Student Community Awards may be made in any year. The combination of vet/VN students who win the awards is entirely based on the validity of applications received in any one year.

The deadline for making a nomination for the 2021 RCVS Student Community Award has been extended to Friday 15 January 2021

You can make a nomination by completing and emailing the PDF form (available to download on this page) plus your supporting statements to Luke Bishop, RCVS Senior Communications Officer, on 

Alternatively, you can submit your nomination by completing the webform for the RCVS Student Community Award