‘Animal Aspirations’ began in January 2019 with the help of the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) Widening Participation team and is made up of a diverse group of vet students from various backgrounds.
The aim of the initiative is to engage students from diverse backgrounds through interactive animal and science-focused workshops. We also aim to promote diverse role models and break the stereotypes of the veterinary and other animal-related professions by having a positive online and social media presence. Our achievements have so far allowed us to reach out to children from various backgrounds, exposing them to the versatility, ingenuity and value of veterinary and animal-related professions.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Year 10 Student
“Everyone was so welcoming and friendly. I love the activities. I had a lot of fun and learned a lot of interesting things”
Year 5 Teacher
"I had an amazing time at this session which was both informative and inspirational for our young black pupils. It would be great to see this expanded to other boroughs to help our younger generation realise their potential and empower them with knowledge to further themselves. Thank you"
"It’s also great to see students now start to push the fight for diversity and inclusivity in animal related fields such as [Animal Aspirations] at the [Royal Veterinary College]. This is a really great group."
Due to the current COVID-19 situation we will not be doing events or workshops for the foreseeable future. Please visit our website regularly or contact us for more information about when we plan to begin working with school students again.
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