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MESA society wins International Night trophy on night where global diversity of RCSI student body is celebrated

01 April 2016
The culmination of a month-long celebration of cultural diversity took place on Friday 1st April at the Round Room in Dublin's Mansion House with the 2016 RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) International Night. This annual event, one of the most highly anticipated in the College calendar, showcases the culture, traditions, food, music and dance from our students' home countries, of which there are more than 60 represented in the RCSI student body.
 

 
The winners of this year's International Night was the Middle-Eastern Student Association (MESA) society for their fantastic performance on the night, beating stiff competition from other societies such as PIBS (Pakistan-India-Bangladesh-Sri Lanka), CAS (Carribean-African Society), CIMSA (Canadian-Irish Medical Students Association), PMCSA (Penang Medical College Students Association) and the Irish society to win the Parnell Keeling trophy. Each act performed dances and musical pieces that highlighted their various talents from all around the globe, all while dressed in the traditional clothing of their respective countries.
  
Speaking on the event, Philip Curtis, Associate Director of Student Services and Admissions said, "Diversity is something we, at RCSI, prides ourselves on and International Night was such a fitting way to wrap up the month of March, which we mark as Cultural Diversity month. The fact that this event sells out weeks in advance every year is a testament to the high quality of entertainment on show and dedication of our students with the support of the Student Services Office. I really enjoyed this year's show and congratulations to MESA".
 
RCSI is ranked 46th in the world for ‘International Outlook' and #251 - 300 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2015-2016). It is an international not-for-profit health sciences institution, with its headquarters in Dublin, focused on education and research to drive improvements in human health worldwide.