Freshers

Freshers 2018

Hello,

Congratulations on obtaining your place at the RVC. We look forward to welcoming you very soon.

There is a lot of information here but please take time to read it carefully as it contains everything you need to know about placing your equipment order.

The Shop operates via the SU website with all orders being placed online and then collected from the Hawkshead/Camden campus.

 

Please remember to use your own name and email when ordering not your parents' or we won’t be able to get your order to you

 

Equipment List by Course

 

Information on costs per course are broad estimates to help you with budgeting.

 

 

BVetMed including Accelerated & Gateway students

 

We suggest you budget £150.00

 

Large Animals

 

  • Boiler suit

The college now requires all veterinary students to wear green, embroidered boiler suits. These are custom-order and therefore non-returnable, so you must visit us at the Freshers Fair to be fitted. A pre-order product is available in the Freshers section of the website so you can pay in advance.  Although most of you will not need these until January, you must order by the deadline to allow our supplier time to process and deliver the orders.  Late orders will mean you may not have the correct equipment for Spring Term classes. Having two of these is sensible – they will get messy.

 

  • Steel-toe cap wellies

Steel toe wellies are recommended for large animal practicals and your AHEMS farm placements. They are also required for some exams.

 

  • Waterproof parlour trousers and top

Parlour wear is required for practical classes and farm placements. The pro-dri breathable parlour tops and flexothane waterproofs have slightly different colours and made of different material.

 

Small Animals and Lab Classes

 

  • 2 Howie Lab coats

The university has recently brought in new health and safety regulations that require all new students to wear Howie lab coats rather than the traditional style.  You will need these for your practical classes in weeks one and two of your first term and will not be allowed to take part in these vital classes without one!  You will need two; one for messy dissections as it will get stained. You will need another for histology practicals and examinations.

 

  • Stethoscopes

Stethoscopes are required from the start of third year for all veterinary students. In your second year, you can try them during a drop-in session in Camden at the end of April. An email will be sent out closer to the time. The SU Shop have Harvey Elite stethoscopes in stock and you can find voucher codes on our website for the Littmann stethoscopes from Medisave. You can find further information at https://www.rvcsu.org.uk/shop/stethoscopes/

 

 

Order collection

 

Boiler suit and wellies fitting will be on 26th September 2018 at Hawkshead Campus.

Embroidered items will be ready for collection latest in December 2018 (an email will be sent out).

If you pre-ordered, the rest of your order will be ready for collection at the Freshers Fair. Please follow the SU Shop signs.

You have to place your embroidered boiler suit and wellies order by 1st September. All orders placed after this date will not be processed before the Freshers Fair and you might not be able to collect your gear in December when your placements start.

 

 

Biological/Bioveterinary Sciences students

 

We suggest you budget £15.00

 

  • 1 Howie Lab coat for lab classes

 

Order collection

 

Pre-ordered items will be ready for collection at the Freshers Fair, please follow the SU Shop signs.

 

 

Vet Nurses

 

You will need a uniform for placements as well as taster sessions in the university hospital during first term.  We also stock equipment you will need for practical classes and placements.  All tunics will come embroidered; as such are custom-order and therefore non-returnable.  A pre-order product will be available to purchase on our website and information regarding a date for fitting will be provided once you arrive.

 

We suggest you budget £150.00

 

  • Nursing tunic

These come embroidered with the RVC logo.  We suggest you have 3 to allow for spares and washing when you are wearing them every day on placements.

  • Bottle-green trousers
  • Thermometer
  • Fob watch
  • Artery forceps
  • Dog slip lead

 

 

Order collection

 

Embroidered tunics and trousers fitting will be on 26th September 2018 at the Freshers Fair, please follow the SU Shop signs.

Embroidered items will be ready for collection latest in December 2018 (an email will be sent out).

If you pre-ordered, the rest of your order will be ready for collection at the Freshers Fair at the time of the fitting.

You have to place your embroidered nursing tunic order by 1st September. All orders placed after this date will not be processed before the Freshers Fair and you might not be able to collect your gear in December when your placements start.

Pre-ordered items will be ready for collection at the Freshers Fair, please follow the SU Shop signs.

 

 

 

Hope to see you all at the Freshers’ Fair on 26th September 2018.

 

 

Barbara Boross

 

Students’ Union Finance and Shop Manager

bboross@rvc.ac.uk

01707 666310

 

 

 

 

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