RCA SU Clubs & Societies


RCASU Clubs and Societies are student-led and student-run groups that pursue a diverse range of activities, which both elaborate on and take place outside of the academic programmes.

Societies are social groups formed around certain aims or subjects of interest, usually organising workshops, lectures, seminars, outings, or simply social events. Clubs are groups that undertake sporting, exercise, and other physical activities.

Both Clubs and societies give the RCA community a place to mix, play & experiment, as well as work.

We are proud to announce that for the academic year 2018-2019, we have:

CHRISTIAN UNION 
A place for students to get a better understanding of the christian faith and meet christians, chat and discuss any questions with them.

CLIMBING SOCIETY
Whether you’re into rope climbing or bouldering, a beginner or a monkey, this friendly society is looking to link up scramblers from across the college.

FEMINIST SOCIETY
The aim of this society is to provide a platform for discussion about modern day feminism with debates on subjects including equality, inclusivity, diversity and women in creative roles.

FILM RCA
These lot present screenings on all campuses as well as hosting discussions on all things film. 

FOOTBALL CLUB
Get involved in a friendly game of football every week in Battersea Park. All abilities are welcome, just bring your trainers!

MERZIETY
Inspired by the MERZ theory of Kurt Schwitters. We want to connect the RCA students with a nature and inspire a rural studio environment via visiting rural sites and with events local to London. The Merziety discussions and shared interests surround entropy, anthropocene and urban vs agriculture

QUEER SOCIETY
The Queer Society returns this year, with energy, solidarity, diversity and love. This community of LGBT+ artists and designers meet for discussions on body, gender, sexuality, identity and everything in between.

RCA|CC
This club is open to all those who love riding their bikes or would like to try cycling in London. Cycling trips and workshops are organised on campus. Always wear a helmet.

RED PLATE
Set up with the Embassy of China this society is a platform for fostering discussions related to China through talks, screenings, food nights and exhibitions.

ROYAL AMATEUR EXPEDITION SOCIETY
The RAES aim to go on regular trips – short and long, some for weeks and some for hours. They like to walk, they like to climb, there will be mountains.

SUSTAINLAB
These people are looking to the future and recognising the need to embed a sustainability mindset in the next generation of artists and designers. Make sure you attend one of their talks or workshops.

THE WALKATIVE SOCIETY
Walkative explores how walking can trigger processes of making, thinking and researching. Take part in engaging walks that respond to  textual, visual and verbal prompts.

WINE TASTING SOCIETY
Led by an expert sommelier this society presents affordable wines available in London and abroad to RCA students through tastings taking place once a month across all campuses.

Not found what you’re looking for?

If you’d like to form a club or society download and fill out the New Club or Society Setup Form. Clubs and Societies get £250 plus support from the SU officers and promotional help from our events co-ordinator.

Send it to students-union@rca.ac.uk so will set up a meeting with you to discuss budget allocation and planned activities throughout the year.

Over the years, lots of societies have come and gone. Head over to the Societies Archive for a bit of history and perhaps inspiration.