About RCSI

Founded as the national training body for surgery in Ireland, RCSI has been at the forefront of healthcare education since its establishment in 1784. Today, we are an innovative, world-leading international health sciences education and research institution offering education and training at Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Professional level.

Survey Dates

Survey Live: 24 February - 15 March 2020

Each participating institution selects a specific three-week period during February and March to open the survey for their students. This allows the national survey to take account of local events and other demands on students’ time in order to increase the benefit of the survey at local level – “national survey, local impact“.

Meet the Survey Team

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Joanna Zawadzka

Quality Assurance/ Quality Improvement Analyst

Joanna Zawadzka is the Quality Assurance/ Quality Improvement Analyst for RCSI and is available to answer any questions you may have in relation to the survey.

Contact Email: joannazawadzka@rcsi.ie 

Contact Phone: 01 402 2236  


of surveyed students in 2019 agreed that RCSI emphasizes contact among students from different backgrounds (social, racial/ethnic, religious, etc.).  


of surveyed students in 2019 said they often or very often blended academic learning with workplace experience.


thought that their experience at RCSI will help them in acquiring work−related knowledge and skills


thought that their experience at RCSI will help them in solving complex real−world problems


of students have done or plan to do work with academic staff on a research project. RCSI offers an opportunity to test research skills.


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Most impactful uses of the survey data for RCSI

Results from the Irish Survey of Student Engagement along with our internal module feedback surveys are presented at the Academic Council and various other meetings and working groups. A dedicated report is generated for a number of departments such as Student Services and CoMPPAS (Personal, Professional and Academic Success) that support their planning activities. Survey data also feed into college–wide projects, for example provide evidence for planning a major curriculum reform of the Medicine programme and it will support decision-making related to teaching, learning and assessments within the new curriculum. 

RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) Campus
RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) Campus

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