Virtual Open Day 2021

Welcome to RCSI’s first ever Virtual Open Day for prospective Undergraduate students interested in studying at the RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences in Dublin in 2021.

Follow our timeline of events below, speak to current RCSI students and staff, and explore our campus from 10am on Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Introduction to the day

Join RCSI’s Head of Student Recruitment, Elizabeth Healy, as she gives an overview of the day's proceedings. 

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10:00-10:05

Welcome to RCSI

CEO/Registrar of RCSI, Professor Cathal Kelly formally opens today's event.  

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10:05-10:10

Meet your Student Union president

DuPreez Smith, the President of RCSI’s Undergraduate Student Union gives a sense of his experience as a student at RCSI. 

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10:10-10:15

Introduction to Medicine, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy

Please select your preferred programme.

Join the Head of RCSI’s School of Medicine, Professor Arnie Hill, as he introduces you to our Undergraduate Medicine programme.

Medicine

Join the Deputy Head of RCSI’s School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Professor Judith Strawbridge, as she outlines Undergraduate Pharmacy at RCSI.

Pharmacy

Join the Head of RCSI’s School of Physiotherapy, Professor Suzanne McDonough, as she offers an overview of the Undergraduate Physiotherapy programme.

Physiotherapy

10:15-10:30

Admissions essentials

Please select one depending on your nationality.

RCSI’s EU Admissions Officer, Céleste Golden, outlines the application process in detail for CAO students and provides advice to ensure that your application goes as smoothly as possible.

CAO students only

RCSI’s Non-EU Admissions Officer, Catherine Moloney, outlines the application process for Non-EU students applying to RCSI.

Non-EU students only

10:30-10:50

Take a tour of our world-class simulation facilities

Join our Simulation Manager, Michelle Scott, and her team to find out more about how RCSI integrates the use of high-fidelity simulation on all of our Undergraduate programmes.

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10:50-11:00

Health and fitness at RCSI

Meet RCSI’s Gym Manager, David Harris, who will give you a sense of our on-campus sports facilities including two gyms, a fitness studio, intervarsity-sized sports hall, and our team of personal trainers and gym staff.

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11:00-11:10

Join an RCSI club or society

Meet our Clubs and Societies Officers, Sadhbh Smyth and Jackie Knowles, as they discuss the wide variety of options to choose from at RCSI.

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11:10-11:25

Break

Take time for a quick coffee and explore our Dublin campus while you wait for the next session.

Explore our campus

11:25-11:45

Student and career support

Find out about the range of supports available to RCSI students across welfare and wellbeing, counselling, disability and career supports from Noel O’Callaghan, RCSI’s Head of Development and Wellbeing.

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11:45-11:55

Tour our historic Anatomy Room

Join Professor Clive Lee, RCSI’s Professor of Anatomy, to learn about our Anatomy Room, one of the most unique learning spaces in the world and the teaching of anatomy on our Undergraduate programmes.

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11:55-12:00

Student panel

Please select a panel to attend depending on your nationality.

Hear what some of our current Irish and EU students have to say about life as an RCSI student.

Irish and EU panel

Meet current RCSI students from Canada, Jordan and Sri Lanka, who will speak about their experiences at RCSI as part of this panel.

Non-EU panel

12:00-12:40

Q&A booths

Our staff and students answer a range of FAQs on:

Student Services: Our Student Services Team answer questions on accommodation, student life and student supports at RCSI.

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Student Ambassadors: Our team of RCSI Student Ambassadors answer a range of pre-submitted questions.

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12:40-13:30

Explore more

Thank you for attending our first Virtual Undergraduate Open Day. If you any additional enquires please feel free to contact us at admissions@rcsi.ie or +353 1 402 2228 or explore our post-event content – live from 1.30pm – below. 

Accommodation

Find out more about our on-campus accommodation facilities at RCSI, which are safe, comfortable and within close proximity to the University.

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Alumni discussion – Medicine

Hear from School of Medicine alumnus, Dr Sam Rai, about his experience as an RCSI student and how it has shaped his career in healthcare. 

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Alumni discussion – Pharmacy

Hear from School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences alumna, Louise Fitzsimmons, about her career after RCSI.

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Alumni discussion – Physiotherapy

Meet Aisling Brennan, a graduate of RCSI's School of Physiotherapy, who tells us about her time at RCSI.

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