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Outreach

Michelle Leech, Associate Professor and Mary Coffey, Adjunct Associate Professor have recently been invited to join the Union of International Cancer Control's Global Task Force on Radiotherapy for Cancer Control.  The remit of the task force is to ascertain what investment is required to bring global radiotherapy services to an acceptable standard.

Further details on this project are available at:  http://www.uicc.org/what-we-do/advocacy/advocacy-agenda#accitem20357

Transition Year Programme

The Discipline of Radiation Therapy runs two separate work-experience weeks for transition year students each year, taking 16 students for each session, as part of a college wide programme. Students are selected from a range of schools around the country to maximise school participation. The students spend some time in the molecular medicine laboratory and the remaining time is devoted to providing an overview of the course and clinical aspects of radiation therapy.

Secondary School Students

The Discipline is actively involved in the Trinity College Open Day for secondary school students.  Second-level students, mature students, guidance counsellors, teachers and parents/guardians are invited to attend. Academic staff and current students are present at this event to provide detailed course information and to discuss your course options at the many course specific stands.

Further information is available from Studying at Trinity website

Other information sessions are organised throughout the year, on demand, with tours of clinical departments to give secondary students an insight into what a career in radiation therapy entails.

Prospective Student Hospital Information Sessions

The Discipline provides information sessions for prospective students in clinical radiation therapy departments. These sessions are designed to provide students with a better understanding of radiation therapy and the role of the radiation therapist. These are organised throughout the academic year based on demand.

These sessions include a visit to a clinical department where prospective students are guided though a patient’s radiation therapy journey and insights are offered into the role of the radiation therapist. Information is also provided on the degree programme and career opportunities for radiation therapists.
If you are interested in attending a hospital visit please contact Ms. Magdalene Dougall, Executive Officer on dougallm@tcd.ie

Trinity Access Programme

The Discipline of Radiation Therapy is a proud supporter of this initiative.  Many of our students have come through this route to third level education, and we actively encourage other students to follow suit.

Established in 1993, the Trinity Access Programme is part of Trinity's contribution to tackling social exclusion, through a range of innovative, targeted initiatives for individuals who, for socio-economic reasons, have not yet realised their full educational potential. Each school has a TAP contact person (Ms. Anita O’Donovan for the Discipline of Radiation Therapy), who is a member of the teaching staff with the special responsibility of raising awareness about TAP within the school.

The TAP Summer School is held for one week each June and is attended by approximately 70 5th year pupils.  Summer School aims to introduce students to the physical, cultural and academic environment in Trinity College through a range of interactive and multi-disciplinary activities which take place over five days. The week culminates in an awards ceremony, where students present their project work from the week and receive a certificate of achievement from the College.