Over 2020 a selection of resources were developed, which are currently at the design and production stage.
A word cloud poster and graphic
A colourful graphic that highlights the many features of the veterinary nurse’s role and is intended as a stimulant for discussion and exploration of the role.
10 great reasons (to become a veterinary nurse) poster/leaflet
Inspired by a similar poster for science and engineering, this offers the ten key positive factors in being a member of the veterinary nursing, and wider veterinary, profession.
Careers information Leaflets (for younger and older age-groups)
Containing an overview of veterinary nursing and the veterinary nurse’s role, and information on routes into veterinary nursing. The leaflets are designed to also be a source of information for parents, who are often a guiding influence in helping children to make career decisions.
Ambassadors’ crib sheet
A quick-reference document offering an overview of facts on routes into veterinary nursing, qualifications and work experience that may be required, and advice on gaining a job or work placement.
A list of FAQs is also to be constructed as talks are delivered and key question themes are uncovered.
Simple, practical and engaging tasks related to veterinary nursing, that can be completed with basic resources.
Documents have been created to assist the ambassadors with planning sessions and obtaining constructive feedback from schools.
Data including a list of all schools in the UK with contact details, and diversity demographics of the UK population was obtained.
Additional resources are planned, to include an introduction to an ambassadorial role, guidance on STEM registration and induction, guidance on creating and recording presentations and ideas for physical resources.