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RCSI ANNUAL REPORT 2013-2014
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Participants of this year's REACH RCSI
Programme benefited from initiatives such
as:
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Free one to one tuition at Junior and
Leaving Certificate grinds Clubs
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Bursary for College
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Kiran Pathak Scholarship in Pharmacy
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guidance and support for Cv
preparation and college and grant
applications
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"See it, Do it" Biology Practical
Programme
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Career Talks and Mock Interviews
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Foundation Year Electives with
Primary School children from the Local
Community
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"Debating Science Issues" Competition
National Final hosted by RCSI
February 2013
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"Man versus Machine" Primary Science
workshop in partnership with Aungier
Street YMCA
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Transition Year Access Programme
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Ballroom of Romance 2013
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Annual Sports Day at RCSI Sports
grounds
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Senior Citizen's Christmas Lunch 2013
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Summer Course for Primary School
Teachers 2013
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Free Health Checks provided annually
by the staff at Mercer's Medical Centre.
Highlights of the year include the
ongoing success of the REACH RCSI
grinds Club and the new "See it, Do it"
Biology Practical Programme held in RCSI
throughout November 2013.
REACH RCSI Grinds Club
The REACH RCSI grinds Club is an
initiative which aims to provide free
academic support to participants from the
local community of Dublin's South East
Inner City, who would otherwise be unable
to access such support. An underpinning
goal of the club is to provide a supportive,
non-judgemental environment in which
students can foster a positive view of
education, become familiar with a third
level setting and raise their educational
aspirations.
The club takes place twice weekly in the
Stephen's green campus with RCSI staff
and students volunteering their time to
work one to one with a learner. Support
is offered on a broad range of subjects
at either Junior or Leaving Certificate
level with additional support provided
including career guidance, study skills,
exam techniques, support with college
and grant applications, mock interviews
and oral work.
"See it, Do it" Biology Practical
Programme
The "See it, Do it" Biology Series is a
new initiative which aims to support the
teaching of Leaving Certificate Biology in
link schools by providing students with an
COMMUNITy
INITIATIVES IN IRELAND
REACH RCSI
rEach (recreation Education
and community health) rcsi, the
community outreach and access
programme of rcsi, was established
in 2007 and continues to promote
and support the participation of those
from lower socio-economic groups
in education and to promote lifelong
health in the local community of south
East inner city dublin.
the rEach rcsi programme works
closely with the following link dEis
(delivering Equality of opportunity in
schools) schools located in the dublin 2
& 8 areas: presentation primary school,
warrenmount; st Enda's national
school, whitefriar street; sancta maria
primary school; presentation secondary
school, warrenmount; cbs, synge
street; and cbs westland row. close
links have also been established with
several youth, community and sports
groups in the local community.
"i felt the one to one
teaching was great,
making it much easier
to understand and
learn rather than in a
large class."
Leaving Certificate grinds
Club Student
`See it, Do it' Biology Practical Programme
Taylor Freeman taking part in the `Man vs.
Machine' summer science workshop