Past Outreach Activities
Radiation Therapy Policy Forum at the European Parliament
Michelle Leech, Associate Professor, Discipline of Radiation Therapy took part in a European policy forum at the European Parliament on January 31st 2019 on equity of access to radiation therapy services for European citizens. This meeting was hosted by Ms. Lieve Wernicke, MEP and followed on from the publication of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology’s white paper and 5 point action plan on improving access to radiotherapy (https://mariecurielegacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Radiotherapy_seizing_the_opportunity_in_cancer_care.pdf).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org