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RCSI
MATTERS
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In 2012, I represented my club in
the European Champion Clubs Cup
in Portugal. My best result to date
is third at the AAI National Track
and Field Championships in 2015.
Favourite place to study?
I'm most
productive studying at home in my
own space where I am not distracted.
However, for perfecting my practical
skills, my classmates and I meet in the
physiotherapy practical rooms to help
each other with the di erent clinical
skills.
Best places to hang out?
Between lectures we gather in the
Co ee Doc to socialise, support and
help each other with material learnt in
our lectures. O campus, RCSI is ideally
situated with St Stephen's Green right
outside our doorstep.
JESSICA MILLAR
(2ND YEAR, PHARMACY)
Downtime?
Hang out with friends,
read, watch movies, surf the web.
Best places to hang out?
On
campus most likely the Co ee Doc or
the couches ­ good for just sitting down
with friends and chilling out before the
hectic time known as exam season.
Best thing about being a student
in Dublin?
Being in the middle of
everything and having everything you
need on your doorstep.
MARY WANG
(2ND YEAR, MEDICINE)
A typical day?
I wake up between
7am and 9am, and go to classes. I use
the breaks between classes to go eat
carbs in AK Henry's. A er College, I
go home and eat supper and study for a
few hours. en in the evening I usually
go to a College activity like Gaelic
football.
Downtime?
I go to Christian Union,
GAA, socials and debates for fun. I also
spend a lot of evenings at College events
enjoying free pizza - pizza is one of the
biggest relationships in my life at the
moment!
Best thing about being a student
in RCSI?
e community at RCSI
Dublin is fantastic. I have never been
at another academic institution where
people were so involved at events. e
amount of events is also great...most
nights of the week there is something I
can attend at College. e free gym also
makes it really easy to stay t ­ or at
least o set, to some degree, the amount
of pizza I eat at college!
CANDICE FRASER
(2ND YEAR, MEDICINE)
Best piece of advice from an RCSI
lecturer?
Attend all your classes and
don't cram but try to understand the
work and be able to apply it.
Downtime?
I hang out in Accents
café, read novels, go to the cinema,
go for walks, sleep, sleep, sleep, go for
drinks at Sinnotts and hang out with
friends or at Church.
Favourite place to study?
Lecture
halls or Starbucks when the lecture halls
are occupied.
Best thing about being a student
in Dublin?
I feel safe here.
A DA
Y IN THE LIFE
THE Y
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AN ALUMNA
REMEMBERS...
Dr Deirdre Kinlen (Medicine,
Class of 1988) has two abiding
memories of her student
experience in RCSI: " e rst
is the ethos of welcome. Porters
and receptionists knew all of
our names within a few days of
arrival. Openness and welcome
were features of the academic
sta , who were very approachable
and interested in each student's
wellbeing.
" e second striking feature
of RCSI, was its celebration
of cultural diversity. During
lunchtime, while there was the
celebration of the Eucharist, one
could hear Islamic prayers being
chanted on the other side of the
cellar wall. I found it very moving."
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