AWSELVA is fully committed to supporting students and offers student membership FREE of charge as well as heavily discounted conference registration. Several UK universities have an AWSELVA representative on their staff, to help students with an interest in animal welfare and AWSELVA's activities (see below).
We can offer students practical assistance in many ways; for example, providing speakers for animal welfare, ethics and/or law-themed Clinical Club Evenings, Symposia or Congresses, or helping find an academic supervisor for a research project.
If students wish to form their own AWSEL (Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law) association at their university or college, AWSELVA will happily provide assistance and support for this.
AWSELVA is aware of the following sources of funding for students wishing to pursue animal welfare-related projects and activities. The list is checked regularly, but please let us know about any others or if you find a broken link.
Open to vet student members of BEVA to enable them to travel in order to expand their studies relating to the science and welfare of horses.
Student travel grants are awarded by the BVA to allow vet students to contribute to veterinary work in developing countries.
Awards grants to vet students seeing practice or undertaking research at an institution specialising in zoo medicine.
LAVA run a scheme to support veterinary students wishing to undertake EMS with veterinary surgeons working in laboratory animal science.
Assist veterinary undergraduates planning to undertake a research project during a vacation.
Aims to encourage students to develop their interests in animal welfare and their abilities for animal welfare research.
Provide research experience in the summer vacation for students considering a career in research.
AWSELVA University Representatives
AWSELVA University Representatives are a point of contact between AWSELVA and several academic institutions. Amongst their activities, they represent AWSELVA to staff and students, support and assist students who are interested in animal welfare science, ethics and law, and facilitate the hosting of AWSELVA conferences at the University. These are our University Representatives:
Anglia Ruskin University - Dr Jenna Kiddie
Royal Veterinary College - Dr Steven McCulloch
University of Bristol - Dr Siobhan Mullan
University of Cambridge - Dr Gareth Pearce
University of Edinburgh - Professor Natalie Waran
University of Glasgow - Dr Dorothy McKeegan
University of Liverpool - Dr Jennifer Duncan
University of Nottingham - Vanessa Ashall