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Problems with students: mediation and procedures

If you have problems with students, such as difficulties in supervisory arrangements, prolonged absence, breakdown of the supervisory relationship, please take early action: avoid this problem becoming chronic, or escalating in any way. If you have difficulty in resolving this yourself, it is important to recognise this fact: remember that all students now have an adviser, who may play a part in problem solving (below); and that the Director of Graduate Studies is also available for consultation and mediation. Only if this should fail whould you or the student consider moving to a formal complaint. Please see DRS if you wish to do so.

Ali's retirement

Alison Schwabe

After 43 years in the Department, during which time she has taught and
nurtured generations of vet students, Ali is retiring at the end of
September. This was marked by a fabulous party in brilliant sunshine,
attended by numerous colleagues past and present, and all the Department's

We wish Ali all the very best in her retirement and hope that she will call
to visit often!


Mike Herrtage and Julie Sales completed their 250-mile cycle ride from London to Paris raising money for CAMVET. They have raised more than £6500 so far, which will gotowards equipping the new Clinical Skills Lab. The hardest part was the 17% ascent of Bexley Hill, the best part was cycling down the Champs Elysees despite Julie doing this with her fifth puncture!

Research into the control of CTVT

Dr Elizabeth Murchison and Andrea Strakova publishes their latest research into the control of CTVT.

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