Training and education

The RCSI EDI unit offers a number of training and education programmes for both staff and students. Including:

  • Bystander intervention: An online RCSI Bystander Intervention Programme is available online for staff and students. This was developed from the UCC Bystander Intervention Programme, with additional material added to address medical scenarios and to make the content more intersectional.
  • Consent: As part of their induction at RCSI, all students attend consent training. Active*Consent online training is also available for staff and students on Moodle. 
  • Cultural competency: This online training is available to staff and students to promote a shared understanding of what we mean by cultural competence and why we want to champion and foster culture and diversity in the University.
  • Irish sign language (ISL): In 2018, RCSI established an 'Introduction to Sign Language' course for staff through the Irish Deaf Society.
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion in Higher Education e-learning tool: In 2021, RCSI joined seven universities across Ireland to offer a dedicated online EDI training programme.
  • Neurodiversity training: We offer autism awareness training to all staff and students in partnership with AsIAm.
  • Race equality: In 2021, RCSI launched an online race equality training programme. We also offer immersive instructor-led training annually to students and staff.
  • Staff induction: All staff receive an EDI briefing as part of the monthly staff induction process.
  • Trans 101: RCSI provides Trans 101 training to staff and students in partnership with the Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI).
  • Disability awareness: We offer disability awareness and equality training to staff and students in partnership with Ability Focus.