life at rcsi during the 20/21 academic year

as an rcsi student you are studying to become a healthcare professional at an unprecedented time – a time of great challenge, but also great opportunity.

message from the chief executive of rcsi

the 2020/21 academic session is a time like no other in our university’s 236-year history.

we recognise that this is a challenging time and we are here to support you. we have worked hard to put robust safety measures in place in order to protect your health and well-being, while ensuring that the quality of your educational experience is not impacted. our priority is to support you through this year, and get you one step closer to graduation and realising your ambitions to become practising healthcare professionals.

professor cathal kelly, chief executive/registrar, rcsi

message from the students' union

DuPreez Smith

to all new students, i hope you’ve settled in nicely. no matter how different the start of this academic year may be, it doesn’t change your incredible achievement – you are now an rcsi student and even more importantly, a member of the healthcare community. we need you now more than ever before. wear your white coats with pride and confidence, this is what you were meant to do.

for returning students, i hope your semester is off to a good start. when the time comes, we can’t wait to see you all again.

hopefully, if we come together, and follow the carefully designed protocols, we can get back to a sense of normality in a shorter time.

i look forward to seeing you, meeting you, working with you, or simply having a chat (albeit at two metres apart!). if you need anything at all, please reach out and let me know, that’s what the su team is here for.

dupreez smith, ug students’ union president