Freshers 2018


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


Freshers' orders collection and fitting - BSc, Gateway/G&T Accelerated/BVetMed students

Boiler suit and wellies fitting will be on 26th September 2018 at HAWKSHEAD HOUSE BETWEEN 12:00-16:00. It's the white house by the entrance gate. 

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

If you pre-ordered, the rest of your order will be ready for collection the Hawskhead House on 26th Sep 2018.

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.


Freshers' orders collection and fitting - Nursing Students

Embroidered nursing tunics and trousers fitting will be on 26th September 2018.

There will be two groups:

Surname A-K: 10:00-11:00

Surname L-Z: 11:00-12:00

Embroidered clothing will be delivered by December before you're leaving for your placements.

The rest of your order will be ready for collection at the Sports Centre between on 26th Sep.




Lab coats

Students on all courses will require at least one howie-style lab coat. You will need a howie-style lab coat in your first week or two. Failure to order before the 1st September may mean we cannot get a lab coat to you in time for your practicals.



Nursing Students

Please visit the Nursing page and pre-order your tunics and trousers here:

The tunics will be embroidered with the RVC logo and your names. Please come to the Freshers Fair to try them on and chose your size before embrodiery. Orders must be completed before the 1st September otherwise we cannot guarantee that you can pick up your order by December. The tunics are custom order and therefore cannot be returned.



BVetMed, Graduate (Accelerated) BVetMed, and Gateway students


Please choose items from the bottom of the page

You require protective clothing and appropriate footwear for Animal Stewardship sessions (grooming the cows and ponies in the morning before lectures). In the course of the year everybody has a week where they are required to do this - some students will do this before Christmas, and so require this protective gear soon – ideally boiler suits (but clean lab coats will do if your boiler suit has not yet arrived), and wellies.


- Lab coats: You are advised to have two lab coats, one for messy dissections and another for Teaching Laboratory practicals, tutorials around the live animals in the Demonstration Theatre, and practical exams.

- Embroidered boiler suit: You will need at least one (ideally two) boiler suit embroidered with the RVC logo and your name. As these are custom order and therefore cannot be returned. You will be able to try them on for size at the Fresher's Fair but in order to allow you to order before the start of term and take advantage of our Freshers deals, we have created a pre-order boiler suit item which you can purchase now. You must then visit us at the Freshers Fair to be fitted so we send your order to our supplier with the correct sizing. I realise January seems a long time away but you must order at least one boiler suit this term or we cannot guarantee you will have one for your practical classes. In previous years, students that have not had the correct equipment have not been able to take part in practicals.

- Waterproofs: You will also require waterproofs for these animal handling classes as well as for your Easter lambing placements. These can be ordered online now to be collected at Freshers Fair if you wish.

- Steel toe wellies: We also stock steel toe wellies, which are recommended for some placements and practicals. In previous years they have not been compulsory for animal handling practicals but some students choose to use them. These can also be ordered online now, Use the pre-order and try them on at the Freshers Fair.



Should you have any Shop queries, please contact or 01707666310.



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