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RCSI MATTERS
H
ighlights during the year included the
launch of the new RCSI student newspaper
DIVERCSITY, the International Conference
for Healthcare and Medical Students
(ICHAMS), and International Night. There
is also a busy schedule of activities organised by
societies and clubs, including a range of events that
celebrate the international diversity at RCSI.
RCSI students have been highly active in volunteering
and charitable initiatives. In the past academic year, RCSI
students raised more than 33,000 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 more than 60 student-led clubs and societies
offering students valuable opportunities to meet people with
similar interests. Sport is an integral part of student life at
RCSI, and there are more than 30 active sports clubs, giving
students the opportunity to balance academic study with a
wide range of sporting activities.
Broadcaster and journalist Tom McGurk was guest speaker
at the 81st Biological Society Inaugural Meeting which took
place in the Albert Lecture Theatre in RCSI on Friday, January
31, 2014. The Biological Society is the oldest student society
in RCSI and the event was organised by the Biological
Society Committee with assistance from the Student Services
team.
In March, the Exam Hall was transformed into an Epicurean
paradise for the Gourmet Society's annual International Food
Night, a major event in this year's Cultural Diversity Month.
NEW RCSI STUDENT NEWSPAPER LAUNCHED
In September 2014, the first issue of the new RCSI student
newspaper, DIVERCSITY, was launched. The paper is being
led by Nikita Rane (second year Medicine) and her Co-Director
and Co-Editor-in-Chief, Caitrin O'Leary (fourth year Medicine).
The team hopes that the student paper will inspire support,
interest and involvement from everyone in the college for
many years to come, as well as acting as a collaborative focal
point for the staff and student community. DIVERCSITY can
also be viewed online at www.divercsity.com.
INTERNATIONAL NIGHT
In March 2014, International Night, one of the most highly
anticipated events in the College's calendar, took place
at the Mansion House, Dublin. The event showcases the
impressive cultural diversity and wide-ranging talents of
the RCSI student body. The winner of International Night
A student experience celebrating diversity
RCSI students are involved in a wealth of extra-curricular activities which
shape the rich and colourful tapestry that makes up student life
Naila Edwards from Trinidad and Tobago preparing
for International Night.
The 2014 Boston Marathon Team.
International Conference for Healthcare and Medical Students (ICHAMS)
organising committee and delegates at the conference gala dinner.