Events, Opportunities and More

Events, Opportunities and More

Feminist Society: Oh So White

Like so many privileged spaces, the RCA is predominantly white. How can we use our privileged position and our feminist mindset to promote diversity and fight institutional racism? Join us for a discussion about race & feminism starting from our experiences at the RCA and beyond. We especially encourage everyone who has experienced racism, who Continue reading Feminist Society: Oh So White

RCA SU Statement: UCU Strike Action (25 – 26 May 2016)

  As you may know, the University and College Union (UCU)[1] has voted to hold a nation wide strike that will potentially affect teaching and examinations here at the Royal College of Art (RCA) this week on Wednesday the 25th of May 2016 and on Thursday the 26th of May 2016. We would like to Continue reading RCA SU Statement: UCU Strike Action (25 – 26 May 2016)

Design the RCA SU Sustainable Mug for 2016-2017

May 18-June 3 is Diaspore: RCA SU Green Festival 2016, a series of performances, workshops, parties, meals, and events dedicated to promoting and improving sustainability within the college. The programme will be announced very soon — but a part of it is a competition for a design to be printed on a sustainable mug and then sold at the SU cafe. You may Continue reading Design the RCA SU Sustainable Mug for 2016-2017

SU Proposal for Improving Student Experience

What has the SU done to improve student experience? You will all know that the RCA has obtained funding to secure a new £120 million campus in Battersea, and that the strategic plan to expand the RCA by 10 programmes and 1,500 additional students has been passed for 2016-2021. We ultimately voted against the Strategic Continue reading SU Proposal for Improving Student Experience

RCafe, Cafe Royale, and Bar Survey Results 2015/2016

SU Facilities Survey Results 2015/2016 On December 31, the SU issued a survey asking for feedback about its facilities – the RCafe, Café Royale, and ArtBar. The Survey gathered 225 responses – that is about 15% of the student population. As we have promised, we will respond formally to this feedback. After presenting and discussing this Continue reading RCafe, Cafe Royale, and Bar Survey Results 2015/2016

Open Call: ArtBar Seat-Making Workshop

4 day workshop exploring materiality and gesture in seating 16-19 February 2016   Approach This workshop explores the process of furniture making, thinking about how seating can be created by examining behaviour scenarios and spatial environments. Questioning the interaction between object and user, we will focus on the idea of how objects evoke physicality. Leaving Continue reading Open Call: ArtBar Seat-Making Workshop

Your glossary of RCA Committees & Meetings

We’ve put together, for your convenience, a guide to the meetings that the elected sabbatical officers attend on behalf of the RCA students for your reference while reading the RCA Newsheet. Please click here for a chart of the hierarchy of these committees. COUNCIL About: The Council is the governing body of the College. It Continue reading Your glossary of RCA Committees & Meetings

RCA Statement on the Continuation Fund allocation

Statement from the RCA Student Support Office   We’re really pleased with how the process has gone and the outcomes are now being communicated to students. We asked for applications from students, which included several questions regarding their financial situation, and crucially also detailed evidence. The evidence we asked for included bank statements (with annotations Continue reading RCA Statement on the Continuation Fund allocation

The Essential Guide to Starting at the RCA

So you’ve just moved to London to start an MA? Or of course, maybe you’ve lived here for a while now before deciding to pursue another degree. Whatever it is, we would like to welcome you to our tight knit post-graduate school of artists and designers. Be prepared for the best and most intense time Continue reading The Essential Guide to Starting at the RCA