Students at the University of Nottingham and the Association of Veterinary Students will be holding a welfare day next Wednesday to raise awareness of the support network in place to help vet students.
Students at the University of Nottingham and the Association of Veterinary Students (AVS) will be holding a welfare day next Wednesday (October 24, 2012).
Working alongside a range of charities, veterinary organisations and school staff, the Nottingham AVS Welfare Day has been organised to raise awareness of the support network in place to help vet students during their five-year courses.
Junior AVP representative for Nottingham William Bayton said: “Veterinary medicine can be a very stressful profession. The long hours, busy schedule and difficult decisions can all build up to really impact on the individual, which is why stress and depression is so common among vets.
“The same can be said for vet students. Sometimes it feels like your whole life is a combination of exams and lectures, which is why it is crucial the students here are aware of the huge support network in place to get them through any issues.
“Veterinary medicine is a fantastic course; we get some amazing practicals and learn really interesting skills so it would be a great shame if this was impacted by feelings of stress or isolation. Hopefully, this is where AVS can help.”
Students will get the chance to speak to the Samaritans, the Student Union and Financial Support as well as trying their hand at yoga before hearing a talk from AVS president Chris Ogden.
For more information, contact student support officer Jane Ackling at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Harry Waddle on 0115 8232353.