Healthy Campus

RCSI is a signatory to the Higher Education Authority (HEA) Healthy Campus Charter.

The Healthy Campus initiative encourages a holistic understanding of health, takes a whole campus approach and aspires to create a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances the health and well-being of its community and enables people to achieve their full potential.

RCSI established the Healthy Campus Committee in 2022, which includes staff and student members. The committee developed a Healthy Campus Charter plan outlining the RCSI vision, objectives, action plan and key performance indicators for successful delivery and measurement of the initiative.

The plan builds on existing RCSI initiatives in support of health and well-being. From 2021 to date, RCSI has been recognised by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Exercise is Medicine (EIM) initiative for its efforts to create a culture of well-being on campus.

Other recent developments to support health and well-being included the introduction of lifestyle medicine through an optional Certificate in Lifestyle Medicine open to all medical, physiotherapy and pharmacy undergraduate students.

A number of Healthy Campus initiatives have already taken place under the RCSI Student Engagement and Partnership (StEP) programme including the 'student success' initiative to develop a definition of student success in the unique context of RCSI and build a framework to appropriately address students’ needs in this area.

RCSI has also introduced a new 'Positive RCSI' annual staff survey to measure RCSI as a positive organisation.