About StEP

Co-developed by RCSI Bahrain students and staff, the StEP programme aims to promote and implement a culture of partnership and inclusivity, where the expertise and perspectives of both staff and students are equally valued. Included in the RCSI StEP framework are the guiding principles that RCSI considers to be best 'PRACTICE' for the student engagement and partnership programme:

  • Professional: A partnership built on mutual respect, individual responsibility and appropriate accountability.
  • Reciprocal: Both students and staff work with each other and benefit from each other’s expertise and perspectives.
  • Authentic: Equal recognition of the value and expertise that students and staff bring.
  • Community: A sense of belonging between partners and the wider RCSI community.
  • Trust: Open and honest dialogue with all discussions treated with fairness and respect.
  • Inclusive: All perspectives, talents and experiences are welcomed and embraced.
  • Collaborative: Students and staff benefit and grow from one another's experience.
  • Empowering: Partnerships in which power is shared appropriately to effect positive change.

The StEP programme is scaffolded around a framework of four domains:

  • StEP in Institutional Management
  • StEP in the Academic Research Community
  • StEP in the Local Community and the Social Environment
  • StEP in Teaching and Assessment

  • Publications

    The StEP programme is underpinned by the RCSI Strategic Plan, which outlines RCSI’s ongoing commitment to student engagement and highlights priority partnership areas.

StEP Projects AY 22 23

Institutional Management

  • Embedding Mindfulness within organisational culture*
  • 6-week Professionalism Campaign
  • Developing a S2S Mentorship Programme
  • Collegiate Networking Platform (CNP) App
  • Market Insight Survey*
  • Digital Hub for all Student Services
  • Interprofessionalism: RCSI Identity*
  • Establishment of a Student Leadership programme*

Academic Research Community

  • Research directory
  • mmunity & Social Environment
  • Research site (Moodle VLE)
  • Research Summer School Completion Symposium
  • Joint academic and undergraduate research lunchtime seminars*
  • Student led/Co-led Research training*
  • Journal club*

Teaching and Assessment

  • Creation of Learning Community identities
  • Interactive Appeals Advice for Students*
  • Evaluation of Elev8 App*
  • TEL project: Metacognition/memory*
  • Simulation to promote professionalism

Local Community & Social Environment

  • Movement Campaign*
  • Using technology to enhance mens’ health awareness of common cancers*
  • Student Brand Ambassadors
  • Diabetes Mobile unit campaign*
  • Student Administrators for Headspace App
  • Digital Hub for all Student Services
  • Influenza Immunisation Campaign

Please note the projects that are marked with * are ongoing projects