- About us
- News & Events
- Access our electronic resources
- Our resources
- Join the Library
- Our services
- Access the Library catalogue
- Keeping up with your PDP and CPD
- Frequently asked questions
- Pay an invoice
- Quality Improvement
- Historical Collection
- Highlights of the collections
- Genealogical research
- The history of the RCVS
- History of the veterinary profession
- Historical Collections blog
- Your donations create a lasting legacy
- Useful links
- Grants & Awards
- Support us
What the project was about
Do you remember your first job in practice? Have you ever wondered what today’s new graduates find when they enter practice? Well that’s what we tried to find out.
In association with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Royal Veterinary College, Society of Practicing Veterinary Surgeons, University of Bristol, University of Edinburgh, and the Veterinary Benevolent Fund we contacted new and recent graduates to find out what issues they experienced during their first few months in practice and searched for OER to help them meet these concerns.
We then produced a report which analysed these issues and concerns, recommended relevant 'Open Educational Resources' (OER) and suggested they should be made available on a dedicated website.
What is an Open Educational Resource (OER)?
An OER is online material which is free to use, re-use and re-purpose. It can be anything from course content and journals to music and video clips. We wanted to find OER which were suitable for a new veterinary graduate and which were in accessible, easy to use formats. You can read more about OER.
We still need your help
If you have any OER or something which you think you’d like to make into an OER then you can email Clare Boulton, Project Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would still love to hear from you.