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Wage packet

A fair wage for fair hours?

Reading up on the legislation regarding working hours and the national minimum wage (NMW) I discovered that, if you work extra hours unpaid …

Ladies toilet sign

Corporate feminisation

In a previous blog, I alluded to the feminisation of the profession. Here, I speak very carefully to avoid confusion of this …

Airplane

Crash prevention

Following the devastating news of the Germanwings crash last week, the co-pilot’s torn-up sick note and the early implication of mental health …

Illustration of various types of animal.

Big decisions

At the end of this month (March), my year group has to submit their choices for final year selectives. Over the coming …

AVS committee at annual ball

Represent, support, engage!

The AVS (Association of Veterinary Students) Congress marks one year since my involvement with the association began. Last year, in Nottingham, I …

Jordan and her peers, not even halfway through their course, feel they are fighting to keep their heads above water – Image: ©iStockphoto/Anton_Sokolov

Hitting the third-year wall

Everyone had heard rumours third year at veterinary school was the worst. On coming back to university after a long summer of …

Dick day cup

D-day

It’s that time of year again, when vet students become more competitive than ever and inter-school rivalry (friendly and, for the most …

Jordan (far left) and the Glasgow Gnomes, preparing for the AVS sports weekend.

Vet School’s Got Talent

When you apply to vet school, there are certain boxes you have to tick: achieve the right A-Levels (or Advanced Highers), complete …