Agreement with City and Islington College to get more students from London to progress to veterinary degrees “marks a commitment to young people”.

The RVC has signed an agreement with a college to get more students from London on extended BTEC diploma and A-level courses to progress to veterinary degrees.

The RVC believes the progression agreement marks the college's Stuart Reid, principal of the college, met with the principal of City and Islington College (CIC) at the RVC’s Camden campus last week (March 14, 2013) to sign the paperwork – known as the “progression agreement“.

Under the agreement, CIC staff will advise their students about degrees offered by the RVC and encourage them to apply. In turn, RVC staff will provide activities, including teaching sessions and open days, to support CiC students with their education and ambitions. It is hoped that the agreement between the two institutions will lead to more CIC students taking places on RVC degree programmes, including veterinary medicine, bioveterinary science and veterinary nursing.
 
Prof Reid said: “Throughout our history we have done our level best to associate ourselves with organisations that stand out as leaders in their sectors. Today it gives me great pleasure to be coming closer to an organisation that is just that. CIC leads its field.

“This agreement marks our commitment to young people, wherever they start in life, to progression, life-long learning and articulation – and to offering people from a diversity of backgrounds opportunities at every level of education.”

CIC principal Frank McLoughlin said: “We hope this is a long-term relationship. It’s fantastic for our students and all of our staff to feel associated with one of the most prestigious veterinary colleges in the world. That helps the circle to turn because the expectations of students get higher and we can assist them more.”

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