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New Graduates

Welcome to your RCA alumni community – your international network of over 20,000 former students of the College.

Your relationship with the RCA is lifelong so, after graduation, you automatically become a member of the alumni network and all you have to do is keep us up-to-date with your contact details to receive the latest news, events and opportunities. Update your details online.

We all know that getting ahead professionally is not only about talent and skill. In today’s competitive market, who you know can often be the key to opening avenues you wouldn’t ordinarily have access to, and the RCA alumni community is here to help you. Your new community will give you access to an international network of practising artists, designers and communications professionals and expertise.

AlumniRCA is here to provide you with continued support and to help you remain in touch with the college and one another. Browse the alumni webpages for full details of your alumni benefits, we’ve listed a few highlights below.

We look forward to hearing from you soon! 

Convocation 2017

Class of 2017 – we’ve got your photography covered!

Enter the alumni convocation prize draw to get your graduation photography free.

Simply share your favourite RCA memory on social media using the hashtag #memoriesRCA – text, photo or both we don’t mind, we just want to hear from you.

Winners will be drawn at random on the 19 June and you’ll be contacted via social media to let you know – you’ll need to get back to us within three days otherwise we’ll allocate the prize to a fellow classmate.

Share with us: Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

AlumniRCA will be at Convocation on Friday 30 June, near where you’ll be collecting your certificates. Come and meet the team and collect your free goody bag!

Upcoming events

We’re reviewing the current alumni programme but have the following alumni events planned for 2017:

  • Stewarts Law RCA Secret Alumni Party - 12 September 2017 - Book online

We’ll be in the United States and East Asia in the Autumn term so get in touch if you’d like to know more.

As alumni you automatically receive exclusive invitations to Show Private Views, which are sent via email, but to ensure you receive these, it’s important to keep us up-to-date with your contact details through our online update form

Campus access

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. More information (including opening times).

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.

Email for Life

Continue to use your @network.rca.ac.uk email for personal or professional purposes. We'll also be using this address to send you important communications from the RCA, but do update your contact preferences via our online update form if you'd prefer to receive them at an alternative address.

FuelRCA and InnovationRCA

FuelRCA offers Royal Designer Mentoring and PwC Mentoring programmes for recent graduates, as well as, professional development and business support through the Fuel Helpline and Imperial College Careers services. 

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

"When you graduate from Royal College of Art you become part of an international network of creative individuals who have shaped, and who continue to shape, the culture surrounding all of us: from the work we experience in galleries to the cars we drive; from the landscape of our cities to the furniture and appliances in our homes; and from the clothes we wear to the films we watch at the cinema." Paul Thompson

Rector

Vice-Chancellor, Dr Paul Thompson
Vice-Chancellor, Dr Paul Thompson