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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 is Friday 8 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 l.bishop@rcvs.org.uk 

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