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RCSI ANNUAL REPORT 2014-2015
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STUDENT EXPERIENCE
RCSI students are involved in a wealth
of extra-curricular activities which shape
the rich and colourful tapestry that makes
up student life. Highlights during the
year included Cultural Diversity Month,
the launch of the new RCSI student
newspaper `DIVERCSITY' and the
International Conference for Healthcare
and Medical Students (ICHAMS).
RCSI students have been highly active
in volunteering and charitable initiatives.
In the past academic year RCSI students
raised more than
35,000 for a host of
worthy causes and charities, as well as
volunteering their time to assist in many
of the College's outreach programmes.
Student clubs and societies highlights
RCSI has 40 active student societies
offering students valuable opportunities
to meet people with similar interests.
Sport is an integral part of student life
at RCSI, and there 34 active sports
clubs, giving students the opportunity
to balance academic study with a wide
range of sporting activities.
Highlights of the year included the RCSI
Environment Society's Green Week
from 20 - 24 October, which brought
a wealth of 'green' activity on campus
providing a range of information about
ways to save the planet including a sale
of reusable EnviroSoc water bottles and a
food festival, to raise awareness of food
wastage.
One of the most anticipated events in the
RCSI social calendar, the Chocolate Ball,
took place on 7th November hosted by
the Caribbean-African Society (CAS). This
year, 12 contestants vied for the title of
'Mr & Miss RCSI' with each showcasing
their talents and answering a series of
questions to woo the audience and
judges in an effort to gain the much
coveted title.
BioSoc
The 50-year history of kidney
transplantation and future global
challenges in this field was the theme
of the 82nd Biological Society Inaugural
Meeting which took place in January
2015. The Biological Society is the
oldest student society in RCSI and the
event is organised by students from
the Biological Society Committee with
assistance from the Student Services
team. Professor Peter Conlon, Consultant
Nephrologist and Renal Transplant
Physician in Beaumont Hospital and
Associate Professor of Medicine at RCSI,
commenced his term as President of the
Society. A graduate of RCSI (class of 1986)
Professor Conlon has a long association
with the Society, having attended his first
BioSoc meeting as a student in 1980.
RCSI students raised
more than
35,000
for a host of worthy
causes and charities.
RCSI students practice their dance moves ahead of International Night, the finale event of RCSI Cultural
Diversity Month.
Pictured at the 82nd BioSoc Inaugural Meeting (l-r)
Professor Peter Conlon, President; Professor Frank
Murray, outgoing President; and student President,
Gerard Cotter.