Alumni Events Listing

The alumni events programme offers graduates the opportunity to attend annual social, academic and professional networking events, both in the UK and internationally. Details are advertised below and invitations sent by email. Click here to keep us up-to-date with your preferred email address – if you haven't received any recent e-communications from us, it's likely we have an old email contact for you.

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Upcoming Events

Collective Design Fair Crit
4 May 2017, 5pm
Skylight Clarkson Sq, 550 Washington St., NYC

Join Jonathan Edelman, Head of Global Innovation Design, for our Collective Design Fair Crit on 4 May. From 5pm we’ll be leading a discussion of the exhibits and exchanging ideas.
Register online 

Alumni Drinks

4 May 2017, 6.30pm
Arlo Liquor Bar, 231 Hudson St., NYC

Following the Crit, all alumni are invited to informal drinks from 6.30pm. Even if you can’t make it to the Fair please do join us for drinks after – it will be a great opportunity to catch up with friends and meet new contacts from the RCA community-based in NYC.
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Past Events

Becoming: Alumni Guided Tours 
27 February 2017
RCA Battersea

Alumni joined staff and fellow graduates for guided tours of Becoming, an exhibition showcasing new work by selected artists from the RCA Schools of Fine Art and Communication.  

Work in Progress 2017; Private View, Battersea
Friday 20 January 2017, 6–8pm
RCA Battersea

All recent graduates from class years 2012–16 are warmly invited to attend the 2017 Work in Progress private view.

Work in Progress 2017: Private View, Kensington
Thursday 19
 January 2017, 6–8pm
RCA Kensington

All recent graduates from class years 2012–16 are warmly invited to attend the 2017 Work in Progress private view.

NEW OLD: Designing for our Future Selves Exclusive Private View for Alumni
Tuesday 17 January 2017, 6–8pm
The Design Museum, Kensington

In celebration of the RCA's 180th anniversary, we hope you will join us, fellow alumni and distinguished guests in this special event involving the exhibition curator and Helen Hamlyn Professor of Design, Jeremy Myerson (MA Degree by Thesis, 1993) 

Alumni Reception, NYC
Thursday 17 November, 6.30–8.30pm 

Held at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, the evening will include a talk from the Dr Paul Thompson (Rector), Zowie Broach (Head of Fashion, RCA & Founder, Boudicca) and Nina Cohen-Bohn (Director of Development & Alumni Relations). Artist Edward Burtinsky will also be exhibiting work at the gallery. We look forward to seeing all our NYC alumni at this year's annual event!

Alumni Reception, Shanghai
Thursday 17 November, 6.30–8.30pm 

Join Dean of the School of Fine Art, Professor Juan Cruz, and fellow alumni in the area for the second alumni reunion in Shanghai for an opportunity to catch-up with classmates and hear about the most recent developments from the College.

Alumni Reception, San Francisco
Thursday 10 November, 6.30pm–8.30pm

Kindly hosted by alumni global design company, IDEO, the evening will include a presentation by the Co-Founders and alumni behind Matternet Inc, Andreas Raptopoulos and Ido Baruchin, as well as an address by Dr Paul Thompson (Rector), Professor Neville Brody (Dean, School of Communication) and Nina Cohen-Bohn (Director of Development & Alumni Relations).

Alumni Reception, Hong Kong
Wednesday 26 October, 6.30pm–8.30pm

All alumni in Hong Kong are warmly invited to join us at Puerta Roja for this year's alumni reception, Hong Kong. Director of Development & Alumni Relations, Nina Cohen-Bohn, looks forward to meeting with you to give an update on the RCA's latest developments, as well as an intro to the alumni Hong Kong community.

Special presentation of the Helen Hamlyn Research Associates Symposium 2016
Tuesday 20 September, 6.30–8.30pm

The Symposium, featuring snap-shot presentations of all the Centre’s current projects, will be followed by a private view of the accompanying exhibition #liveinclusivean expanded collection of the Centre’s design-research work highlighting 17 projects that address some of society’s most challenging problems.

Private View: Communicating the Intangible
Monday 19 September, 6.30–8.30pm

The School of Communication is delighted to present its first group research work-in-progress show featuring MPhil/PhD Research Degree students from across the fields of Visual Communication, Information Experience Design and Animation. 

Funding your start-ups' Growth w/ Barclays & InnovationRCA
Monday 12 September, 2.15–4.30 pm

A panel discussion and information event focusing on initial and growth funding for early stage start-ups.

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Photos from previous alumni events can be viewed on our Flickr page.