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RVC's HR Excellence in Research Award renewed
The award shows the College's commitment to supporting the careers of researchers.

College retains Award for eighth year running

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has announced that it's HR Excellence in Research Award has once again been renewed following it's eight-year external review.

This award shows the College's commitment to supporting the careers of researchers. It has also successfully implemented the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers – an agreement which aims to improve the employment and support for researchers and research careers in UK higher education.

The RVC submitted a report to Vitae – the awarding body – providing an internal gap analysis of how it's existing policies and practices reflect those outlined in the Concordat. The College also presented it's action plan outlining it's plans or the future.

Vice principal of Research and Innovation at the RVC Professor Jonathan Elliott credited the College's success to it's close collaboration with the Research Association when developing it's long-term strategies and objectives.

He said: “Researchers form a fundamental part of the RVC and I am gratified that our hard work and commitment to their career development has again been recognised by Vitae with the HR Excellence in Research Award.

“We pride ourselves as being an internationally competitive research-led institution and I am confident that the successful integration of the Concordat’s principles will help us to continue to attract and retain some of the most innovative and talented researchers in veterinary and biological science.”

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Born Free video highlights how humans are to blame for COVID-19

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 Wildlife charity Born Free has released a video emphasising the importance of changing the ways in which humans treat wildlife in order to prevent pandemics from occurring in the future.

The video, narrated by founder patron Joanna Lumley OBE, says: "To deal with the very immediate threat of another global catastrophe, we have to focus on ending the destruction and conversion of natural habitats and the devastating impact of the wildlife trade.

"The vast majority of these viruses originated in wild animals before infecting us. Destroying and exploiting nature puts us in closer contact with wildlife than ever before."

Born Free has compiled an online resource with information on how to take action and improve protections for wildlife here.

To view the video, please click here.

Images (c) Jan Schmidt-Burbach. 

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RVC opens 2021 Summer Schools applications

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has opened applications for its 2021 Summer Schools, with students in Years 10, 11 and 12 invited to apply.

Taking place between July and August 2021, the event gives budding vets from all backgrounds first-hand insight into what it's like to study at the Campus.

Much of this year's content is likely to be delivered virtually, including online lectures and practical demonstrations, but the RVC hopes to welcome each of the participants to campus for at least one day to gain some hands-on experience.

For more information about the Schools and to apply, visit: rvc.uk.com/SummerSchools Applications close on the 2 March 2021.