Vet Soc offers a huge range of events that are sure to suit all tastes. Vet Soc members benefit from discounted tickets plus exclusive members-only events. There are loads of ways to get involved and we are always looking for new events and traditions to promote integration between year groups
The annual Vet Ball is the highlight of the Vet Soc social calendar. The evening includes champagne reception, 3 course evening meal, live band and live DJ set! Discounts on tickets for Vet Soc members.
The theme for last year was The Greatest Showman and included many suprise guests!
Plans are well underway for Vet Ball 2020, please see the events section on the right hand side for more details!
Vet Soc runs a range of socials to allow our members to get together to unwind and have fun away from the Vet School.
Highlights of our social calendar include:
- Vet Soc Boat Party– The name explains it all - spend your evening on a 3 hour boat trip on the river Trent. This event was held for the first time in May 2012 and is a tradition in the making (8 years!)
- Ward Round
This is an event that we take part in every year, we compete against all the other medical courses in the university and THE VETS HAVE NEVER BEEN BEATEN.
The Vet Schools annual satire production put on by members of the 3rd year and supported by Vet Soc. An event NOT to be missed!
Halfway weekend is a Notts Vet School tradition to celebrate reaching the halfway point of your veterinary training. The format for the weekend is determined by the organising committee and in the past has included outdoor pursuits, formal dinners and karaoke! The weekend marks a real milestone and is certainly a weekend to remember. Discount tickets are available to Vet Soc members only!
Welcome Week is sure to be jam packed with events organised by the week one team.
In Welcome Week we host our BVLV hog-roast. More information on this can be found under the BVLV tab.
Freshers should pop down to the freshers fair to meet their committee for their first year and sign up to join VetSoc!
The BigVetLittleVet scheme for Nottingham VetSoc allows first year students to be paired with second year students. The second years provide advice and answers any questions the first year students have. We also organize a BVLV event, to encourage students to get to know eachother better and to spend some time with their BigVets.
We spend a lot of our time as a society raising money for charity. This year we raised money for the PDSA through tough farmer, our version of tough mudder! Students leaped over hay bales and slid down a slip and slide to complete the 3k fun run. We raised over £300 for the PDSA.
Annually we put together a team of students to run the Ikano Robin Hood half and full marathon. Here we raise proceeds Vets in the community, a charity based within the vet school which provides free vet care to the pets of the homeless community of Nottingham. Last year we raised over £2000 and this year we intend to make that number even bigger!
For the past two years with the help of other students Vet Soc have co-ordinated the Vet School's Naked Calender. Last year it was a great sucess with around £2000 raised for MIND, a mental health charity that we frequently support and this year we are hoping to raise even more!!
VetSoc aim to raise awareness for students and veterinary professionals who have mental health conditions. Our welfare rep hosts Welfare week which includes a 'Well-fair' and many different sessions e.g. free sports and yoga sessions and for the last two years we have collaberated with SBRFC to organise an intersocieties Touch Rubgy Tournament (the most competitive sporting event on SB).
We also run welfare events through out the year which include sports, craft sessions and mental healh first aid training.
LGBTQ+ rep was a new addition to the committee in 18/19. Since then we have hosted cake sales in aid of LGBTQ+ awareness month, Ru Pauls Drag Race viewing evening and we have plenty of future talks and events planned.