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Alumni Benefits

Welcome to the RCSI community of over 17,000 alumni worldwide.

Graduation marks the end of your College experience and the beginning of a new chapter in your life and your relationship with RCSI. The Alumni Relations Team helps you to stay in touch with RCSI and with your classmates and peers through ongoing communication and events.

This page will give you some quick links to useful services but take a look around to get a sense of all the Alumni Relations Team have on offer.

And please keep in touch – call, email, connect with us on LinkedIn, like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram or simply drop in. Our offices are located on the ‘Green’ at 111 St Stephen’s Green.

There is always a ‘welcome’ on the mat.


RCSI Alumni Access Card

Alumni who wish to regularly use 26 York Street must apply for an Alumni Access Card via Alumni Office.

How to Apply

Please email with the following information:

  1. State how your full name should appear on your card
  2. Send a headshot photo of you - similar to a passport-style photo
  3. Confirm your preferred postal address so that we can post you your card

Please note: Cards can take up to one week to be distributed. Collection can also be arranged from the Reception Desk in 26 York Street.

Benefits of the Alumni Card

The card will grant you access to 26 York Street, and use of the following facilities:

  • Coffee Shop, called the Dispensary, on the Ground Floor
  • Onsite Library Facilities, including study spaces - find out more below
  • Subject to a charge, access to the RCSI Gym - find out more here

RCSI Email Access

All RCSI Alumni are able to retain their email account post-graduation. This service is provided through a partnership with Google Apps.

What does this mean?

After graduation, RCSI’s IT Department will transfer your RCSI email account and its contents to an RCSI Gmail account. This migration will take place in post-graduation; you will be notified of the exact switchover date and your new password in advance. Your email address will remain the same.

Please note the following:

  • From the date of the move onwards you will access your email via the following link:
  • All of your mail, including archived mail, calendar and contacts will be transferred to your new account on the switchover date.
  • During the switchover, there may be a period of several hours where you will not have access to your existing emails.

NOTE: If you plan to continue your studies at RCSI, please contact the RCSI Helpdesk at to submit a request to prevent your RCSI email from being migrated to Gmail. This is important because as soon as your account is migrated, your emails will no longer be available on the RCSI domain.

If you have any queries about this process please contact the IT Helpdesk:


Tel: +353 1 402 2273

RCSI Library Access

All RCSI Alumni are most welcome to continue to access the RCSI Library post-graduation. Alumni Library access includes the use of study spaces as well as books, journals and online resources in RCSI’s two onsite locations, Mercer Library and Beaumont Hospital Library.

To activate your Alumni access, please apply to the Alumni Office for an Alumni Access Card. Find out more here

Further information about RCSI Libraries, including opening hours and contact information, is available online here.

Discounts on postgraduate courses

Enrol on a postgraduate programme with the RCSI Institute of Leadership and get 10% discount on tuition fees.

Courses available include:

  • MSc in Leadership
  • MSc in Healthcare Management
  • MSc in Quality & Safety in Healthcare Management
  • Professional Diploma in Clinical Leadership

RCSI Institute of Leadership also offers 10% discount on Professional Development programmes.

And runs a series of Leadership Lectures each year which are free to attend and open to all.

RCSI Institute of Leadership has campuses in Dublin, Bahrain & Dubai. Find out more at or on their Facebook page here.

RCSI Gym Membership

Gym Membership in No. 26 York Street will be made available to alumni in 2018. Should you be interested in joining the gym, please email and we will contact you in spring 2018.

Seanad Éireann Elections, NUI

"every person who is a citizen of Ireland and has received a degree (other than an honorary degree) in the National University of Ireland, and has attained the age of 18 years, shall be entitled to be registered as an elector in the register of electors for the National University constituency" (Seanad Electoral (University Members) Act, 1937 s.7(1)).

To be eligible to vote in the Seanad Election (NUI Constituency), a graduate's name must be on the NUI Seanad Éireann Register of Electors. Registration Claim Forms can be online here.

NUI Graduates (who are otherwise eligible) who return completed Registration Claim Forms to the NUI Office by 26th February in any given year will be listed in the NUI Seanad Éireann Register to be published on 1st June of that year.

For further information, please contact NUI:

49 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 Tel: +353 1 439 2424 Email: Web:

Contact RCSI Development & Alumni Relations