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Alumni Benefits

AlumniRCA is here to help you expand your professional network, connect you with your fellow graduates and ensure you remain a part of your lifelong alumni community.

All RCA alumni have access to the following range of exclusive benefits. We'll be updating these through 2017 so if you have any suggestions please do get in touch with us at alumni@rca.ac.uk.

Events

Annual Events Programme

The annual events programme offers alumni the opportunity to attend exclusive social, academic and professional networking events, both in the UK and overseas. For upcoming events see our Alumni Event Listing

If you haven't received an event invite from us in the past six months, it may be because we have out-of-date contact information for you.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

Publications

Termly e-Newsletter

Our termly eBulletin ensures you're kept in the know by delivering the latest RCA related news, event opportunities and special features to you, in Spring, Summer and Autumn Term.

If you would like to receive our newsletters please subscribe by sending your name and graduation details to alumni-newsletter@rca.ac.uk – this is a no-reply email address, but your request will be processed. Please note this is exclusive to RCA graduates only – all details are checked against our records.

'A' Magazine

'A' is the magazine for alumni of the Royal College of Art. All content is created by and about current RCA students, alumni or staff members, and produced exclusively for graduates as part of the alumni relations programme. 'A' is available in electronic and hard copy formats. Update your postal address or communication preferences to ensure you receive your free copy.

Find out more about 'A'.

Share Your News

Alumni Updates

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

Tweet it @AlumniRCA to have it shared on our Twitter page
Post it on our Facebook group
Or 
Share it via the Alumni LinkedIn group

Special Rates and College Access

RCA Library Access

Alumni are welcome to use the Library for reference-use of print resources. Access is by appointment and needs to be prearranged by emailing library@rca.ac.uk or telephoning +44 (0)20 7590 4224.  A visitor card will also be issued for you on the day of your arrival at the Jay Mews reception.

Please note that as of 1 November 2015 RCA Alumni Cards can no longer be used to gain access to the Library facilities.

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Senior Common Room Membership

Looking for somewhere to meet on campus? The Senior Common Room is an exclusive members’ club, overlooking the Royal Albert Hall, and membership is free of charge to all RCA alumni. Simply email rectorate@rca.ac.uk or telephone 020 7590 4106 to obtain your SCR Membership card. Opening times and terms of use can be found online.

Drawing Classes

The RCA Drawing Studio hosts three week-long drawing courses during the summer vacation. Classes take place during the first two weeks of July and one week in September. Alumni receive a substantial discount on the fees. 

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 if you would like to attend or request more information (E: drawing-studio@rca.ac.uk, T: +44 (0)20 7590 4562), or visit Short Courses.

RapidFormRCA

RapidFormRCA has an exceptionally wide range of high-end additive layer technology used by RCA students for rapid prototyping, 3D scanning and software processes. 

Alumni are eligible to receive a discounted rate on the RapidFormRCA services (subject to availability). Email RapidForm stating your request and graduation details for a quote and availability.

Cass Art Rewards

With a Cass Art Rewards card you'll be closer to your next Reward every time you shop in-store. With a £10 Reward every time you spend £100, 10% off your next shop when you register your card and offers tailored to you, being an artist is even more rewarding. Don’t have a Rewards Card yet? Simply sign up in-store and register your card at www.cassart.co.uk/rewards.

LSW Discount

London Sculpture Workshop are pleased to offer alumni a 10% discount on short courses, as well as £10 off annual membership fees. Alumni can quote 'RCA10' when booking to receive reduced rates. 

LSW is London's first open access sculpture workshop with exceptional facilities for artists/makers and those interested in making work in 3D. For more information and details of upcoming courses visit londonsculptureworkshop.org

Professional Development

The RCA delivers a series of expert-led masterclasses, mentoring programmes, coaching sessions and inspirational events to assist Royal College of Art students and graduates find fulfilling and successful professional careers.

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 

Degree Letters & Graduation Hoods

If you need to request an official letter confirming your degree, or source a graduation hood, please contact Admissions who will be able to assist you. Please note that the College does not offer copies of certificates or transcripts.

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