INSPIRE Activities

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We would like to make you aware of the range of activities planned and funding for which you may apply for.
  1. The third annual INSPIRE Research Forum, incorporating the Governors & Mitchell of Cranstonhill Prize will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 20 February 2019 from 2:00pm in the Mary Stewart Seminar Room, School of Veterinary Medicine, Garscube Campus.  Students who have undertaken a vacation scholarship/intercalated degree will present and share their research work and participate in the Governors & Mitchell of Cranstonhill Prize competition.  This event will also provide an opportunity to find out more about available vacation scholarships for summer 2019 as well as other research opportunities within the School and across the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences.  ALL summer project posters will be displayed and thanks to the INSPIRE funding, there will once again be an additional prize for the best poster.

    The event will conclude with an informal reception in the Mary Stewart Building.  Staff, postgraduates, residents, interns and students are all warmly invited.

    Please register to attend via Eventbrite.

  2. Course and Module leaders can apply for funds to contribute towards the expenses of invited speakers who can engage the BVMS students with research activities/lectures.

  3. Supervisors of BVMS students undertaking a research selective in final year can apply for funds towards research projects in their group. Furthermore, BVMS students who wish to attend research conferences/or visit research groups outside the University of Glasgow can also apply for funds to contribute towards accommodation and travel expenses.

  4. We have identified several Research Ambassadors who have kindly agreed to spend some time with BVMS or Veterinary Bioscience Students who are interested in research. This may include opportunities for the students to spend a day in their laboratory/group, attend research group meetings/journal clubs and in general provide research-career specific mentorship.

  5. A group of students who are interested in research have established a student network called VetGEMS (Veterinary Glasgow Evidence-based Medicine Society) under the auspices of GUVMA. These students will: i) organise research/social events including research workshops/journal clubs and talks by inspiring researchers, ii) create a website that will inform students about the student network and their research-related activities, (ii) work with the research student network based in the School of Medicine to organise mutually beneficial activities and iv) interact with external organisations such as AVTRW, BVA and VetEd to explore research-related educational opportunities.  

Ultimately, we will endeavour to maintain a continual increase in the numbers of BVMS students engaged with research to ensure the future success, competiveness and vibrancy of research performed by veterinary professionals.

For further information or funding applications please contact Caroline Hutchinson or a member of the INSPIRE Programme Team: