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Alumni Benefits

The alumni relations programme is here to help you expand your professional network, reconnect you with your fellow graduates and ensure you remain a part of your extended College community.

All RCA alumni have access to the following range of exclusive benefits.  

Alumni ID Card

Your key to the RCA

Get your Alumni ID Card to gain reference access to the RCA Library; access to the College Shop and Artbar; receive a discounted rate on RapidformRCA; and receive special rates on Imperial College Evening Classes.

Apply for your card online now!

Alumni cards are produced on a monthly basis and will be delivered to your registered postal address within two months from your application date.

If you require use of the College Library before receiving your card, please email library@rca.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)20 7590 4224 to arrange an appointment.

Online Communities

Social Media 

Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and join our LinkedIn group to keep up-to-date on the latest alumni news, trends, professional developments and business opportunities.

Online Network

Join the exclusive Online Network for RCA alumni and reconnect with fellow graduates, start forum discussions, share your news, organise and promote your own events, search, chat and much more.
Email us to request to join.

Events

Annual Events Programme

The annual Alumni Events Programme offers a variety of social, academic and professional development events, both in the UK and overseas. Invitations are sent by email, at least one month prior to the event date. 

If you haven't received an event invite from us in the past six months it may be because we hold out-of-date contact information for you. Please update your contact details here to ensure you're not missed from future mailings.

Publications

Bimonthly e-Newsletter

Our bimonthly eBulletin ensures you're kept in the know by delivering the latest RCA related news, event opportunities and special features to you, every other month.

NEW Annual Magazine

Launching in 2015! Update your contact details, to ensure you receive a copy.

Share Your News

Alumni Updates

Whether you're holding an upcoming exhibition, launching a new business start-up, or releasing a new product to the marketplace, sharing your news with the Alumni community is easy!

Tweet it @AlumniRCA to have it shared on our Twitter page 
Post it on our Facebook Page, or tag Royal College of Art Alumni in your Facebook post
Post it on the Alumni Online Network 
Or
Share it via the Alumni LinkedIn group 

Senior Common Room

SCR Membership

Become a member of the Senior Common Room (SCR) and host a lunchtime meeting, or hold your own private function at what's described as 'one of the best kept secrets in London'. 

Annual membership is offered to all alumni at the discounted rate of £30 per year and at £15 per year for alumni who have graduated within the last two years. 

To become a member of the Senior Common Room, please sign-up online, or alternatively contact the Pro-Rector's PA on +44 (0)20 7590 4106 to sign-up by telephone.

Professional Development

FuelRCA

FuelRCA is the Royal College of Art's professional development service, offering support to RCA alumni as they set up their own practices or businesses and gain employment in the creative industries. Services include the Fuel Helpline, for confidential business and career advice, as well as Royal Designer and PWC Mentoring programmes.

For more information, please visit www.fuel.rca.ac.uk
Alternatively you can email fuelrca@rca.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)20 7590 4580

InnovationRCA

InnovationRCA is the Royal College of Art’s centre for incubation and business support, helping graduates transform compelling ideas into successful businesses.

For more information, please visit www.rca.ac.uk/innovation
Alternatively you can email innovation@rca.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)20 7590 4580

Learning & IT

Drawing Classes

The RCA Drawing Studio hosts a week-long, comprehensive Alumni Drawing Programme during the Summer vacation.  Classes usually take place during September and full details are advertised by email during June/July.

Alumni are also welcome to attend the termly Extramural Drawing classes, which take place every Friday during term from 10am - 5pm. Please contact the Drawing Studio (drawing-studio@rca.ac.uk, +44 (0)20 7590 4562) if you would like to attend or request more information.

Evening Classes at Imperial College

Alumni are welcome to attend a variety of evening class courses at Imperial College. Courses are available at the internal Imperial College rate and run every year from mid-October to mid-March. For more information and course details, please see here.

Free Online Services

The College offers alumni access to a variety of free online services, all are available for life:

Online IT Training – Learn any piece of mainstream software for Mac or Windows at your own pace through the College's VTC (Virtual Training Company).

File Transfer Service – FTS is a self-service, web-based tool, which can be used on any system and from any browser to transfer files of up to 500MB to anyone.
 Any number of files can be collected any number of times from any location. Files are uploaded to a secure storage area and can be held for up to two weeks.

Space – College Intranet and portal to other intranet sites

Folio – Personal e-Learning web platform

Alumni who have RCA Accounts can automatically access any of the online services listed above, by using their existing user login details. If you do not have an account, then please register here.

CONTACT

Alumni Relations and Development Office

+44 (0)20 7590 4115

alumni@rca.ac.uk