College welcomes new Director of Education

28 September 2018

At the RCVS Council meeting on Thursday 27 September members and staff said farewell to our outgoing Director of Education and officially welcomed her successor to the role.

Christine Warman with Sue DawsonChristine Warman (pictured right with Susan Dawson, Chair of Education Committee), who joined the College as Head of Education in 2013 and became Director of the Education Department in March 2015, retires on October 12 this year.

In her tenure as Director of Education Christine has been involved in a huge range of projects, including the launch of the revamped Fellowship, a shift towards an outcomes-focussed concept of continuing professional development and the Graduate Outcomes project, a consultation for which will be publicly launched later this year.

Christine said: “I’ve had a wonderful five years at the RCVS – it’s been a real privilege to have the chance to work with so many talented people and to contribute to a number of exciting and challenging projects. I’ve been proud to lead the Education Department and I'm delighted to be handing over to Linda and wish her, and everyone at the College, every success in the future.”

Dr Linda Prescott-Clements joined the RCVS as Christine Warman’s successor as Director of Education in August 2018, having previously worked in senior roles related to the education of health professionals within both the NHS and Higher Education sector. These roles encompassed developing competency and quality assurance frameworks as well as assessment programmes in undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education.

Speaking of her appointment to the RCVS Linda said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be joining RCVS at such an exciting time, when proposals for meaningful and positive educational initiatives are being discussed in consultation with the profession, to address the challenges around ensuring new graduates feel confident and well prepared for their career as a veterinary surgeon and moving towards a supportive, learning culture. I look forward to working with an exceptional team to support our Education Committee and Council in ensuring the best possible education for the profession.”

Lizzie Lockett, RCVS CEO, added: “Chris has been a huge asset to the RCVS and will be much missed by all those who have worked with her. She has directed a range of innovative projects that have contributed to the UK being known for some of the highest veterinary educational standards in the world.

“As we welcome Linda to the team, excited about all the skills she will contribute to our work going forward, we are sad to lose Chris, and wish her every happiness in her retirement.”

More information about the Education Department and its priorities can be found on the website.

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