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OSA Attend Veterinary School Opening and Meet Prince Charles

Aberystwyth Old Students’ Association were delighted to be represented by President Lauren Marks at the official opening of the Veterinary School on Friday 10th December.


The Vet School was opened by HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, who is a former student, returning for his first visit back to the university in over 50 years. He was invited to sign the visitors book that he first signed when he joined the university as a student in 1969.


The Vet school is Wales’ first and only School of Veterinary Science, and was purpose built with new facilities including anatomy, animal handling and study spaces.


The endeavour was made possible from generous alumni donations totalling £500,000 alongside university funding. This exciting new development for the university again shows the value and contribution of alumni, including members of the OSA, in the future of the university and the experience of current and future students.


It was a pleasure for the OSA to be represented at such a prestigious event and an honour for our President, Lauren, to have the opportunity to meet HRH Prince Charles and share her appreciation of the alumni community as well as the well wishes of the OSA for the launch of the Vet School.


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Photo credit: Aberystwyth University 2021. L-R Dr Iain Chalmers (Aberystwyth University), Kate O’Sullivan (Ystwyth Vets), Lauren Marks (OSA President), HRH Prince Charles

Photo credit: Aberystwyth University 2021. L-R Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd (Chancellor), HRH Prince Charles

Photo credit: Aberystwyth University 2021.

L-R Dame Ellen Cross Stephens (Pro Chancellor), Prof. Darrell Abernathy (Head of School of Veterinary Science), Lauren Marks (OSA President), Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd (Chancellor), Louise Jagger (Director of DARO)