Undergraduate Open Day
Welcome to our Virtual Open Day for prospective undergraduate students. Thank you for your interest in studying at RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences in 2023.
You can watch back below the talks and live sessions that took place on Saturday, 22 October 2022.
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Welcome and overview of the day
Join Mariam Sharfi, Year 5 Medicine student at RCSI, as she introduces you to the day’s schedule.10:00-10:05
RCSI – your university
Learn about our campus, our people and our city through our faculty. Meet Prof. Cathal Kelly, Vice Chancellor and Registrar; Prof. Hannah McGee, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences; Prof. Fergal O'Brien, Deputy-Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation; Ms Judith Gilroy, Associate Director for Academic Affairs; and Ms Aine Gibbons, Director of Development.10:05-10:15
RCSI – your programme
Select your preferred programme.
Join Prof. Gerry McElvaney, Head of RCSI School of Medicine, as he introduces you to our Undergraduate Medicine programme.
Join Dr Frank Moriarty, Senior Lecturer at the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, as he outlines our Undergraduate Pharmacy programme.
Join Prof. Suzanne McDonough, Head of RCSI School of Physiotherapy, as she offers an overview of our Undergraduate Physiotherapy programme.
Join Dr Ben Ryan, Programme Director, and Prof. Judith Harmey, Deputy Programme Director, as they introduce you to our new Undergraduate Advanced Therapeutic Technologies (ATT) programme.
Advanced Therapeutic Technologies10:15-10:30
Your admissions essentials
Select one depending on whether you are an EU or Non-EU student. If you are unsure, you can consult our policy.
RCSI’s EU Admissions Officer, Céleste Golden, guides you in detail through the application process for CAO students and provides advice to help you complete your application.
RCSI’s Non-EU Admissions Officer, Catherine Moloney, provides you an overview of the application process for all Non-EU students applying to RCSI.10:30-10:50
Live information sessions
Watch back the live sessions below.
CAO students were invited to a live HPAT information session that featured a live presentation and Q&A presented by EU Admissions Officer, Céleste Golden.
Non-EU students were invited to a live presentation and Q&A that discussed personal statements and interviews with Dr Kenny Winser, Academic Director of Admissions.10:50-11:20
A short break
Take 10 minutes to grab a snack and enjoy one of RCSI’s virtual tours.
Your faculty and fellow students
An opportunity to meet with RCSI students and faculty.
Meet Elizabeth Healy, Head of Student Recruitment, and Medicine students Brian Cleary, Mais Jassim and Sai Kham Hloi.
Meet Claire O’Connor, Student Recruitment Specialist, and Pharmacy students Sarah Larney, Paddy Frost and Timeyin Boyo.
Meet Kate Lewis, Student Recruitment Coordinator and Physiotherapy students Niamh Earley and Ghazi AlQasem.
Meet Philip Curtis, Director of Student Recruitment, Admissions and Student Services, joined by Advanced Therapeutic Technologies Programme Directors Dr Ben Ryan and Prof. Judith Harmey.
Advanced Therapeutic Technologies11:30-12:00
Your student supports
Noel O’Callaghan, Head of Student Development and Wellbeing, Jacinta Burke, Academic Development, and Sinead O'Kelly, Student Welfare Officer, give you an overview of our range of student supports including welfare, wellbeing, counselling and disability supports.12:00-12:10
Your accommodation options
Join RCSI’s Accommodation Manager, Ivan Carty, as he outlines the accommodation facilities available to you as an Undergraduate student.12:10-12:20
Your clubs, societies and events
Sadhbh Smyth and Jackie Knowles, Clubs and Societies Officers, provide an overview of the wide range of options available to RCSI students.12:20-12:30
Your health and fitness
Our Gym Manager, David Harris, will guide you through our campus facilities and will tell you all about our two gyms, fitness studio, sports hall and our team of personal trainers and gym staff.12:30-12:40
Your career supports
Prof. Arnie Hill, Professor and Chair of Surgery, Ciara Tallon and Niamh Mullen, Career Development Advisors, and Caoimhe Ní Néill, Alumni Relations Manager, give you an overview of our careers-focused education, tailored career supports, international career opportunities and RCSI's global alumni network.12:40-12:50
Live Q&A booths
Watch back below the information sessions that took place on the day about each one of the topics.
Céleste Golden,EU Admissions answers questions about entry requirements, fees and application.
Noel O'Callaghan, Head of Student Wellbeing and Development, and Michelle Whelan, Student Welfare Officer, answer questions about about student wellbeing, disability and career supports
Elizabeth Healy, Head of Student Recruitment, answers queries that relate to an area other than Admissions or Student Supports.
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Hear from our students
Find out about the educational experience and social life at RCSI as we ask students from each programme 73 questions while they take you around our iconic campus.
Life as a Medicine Student
Life as a Pharmacy Student
Life as a Physiotherapy Student
Life as a ATT student
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White Coat Ceremony
Teddy Bear Hospital
Life as an RCSI student
RCSI students have a unique and immersive educational experience, and also enjoy many opportunities to get involved in clubs and societies, participate in sports and fitness activities, create memories, and make friendships to last a lifetime.