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Welcome Week Events 2019

16 September 2019 to 27 September 2019


Our Student Support team and the RCA Students' Union invites you to kick off the new term with a host of Welcome Week activities. For more information, please email [email protected]

Monday 16 September

Student Support Welcome
Student support will be hosting two identical morning and afternoon sessions (so you’ll only need to attend one) on the support they offer, living in London, culture shock, and visas and immigration. For more info and to register your space please choose one of the following sessions: 
Morning session (10am–1pm) or Afternoon session (1.30–4pm)
Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Dyson Building, Battersea 

Wednesday 18 September

4pm: Feminist Touchdown
The Feminist Society’s first meet & greet session of the year. An opportunity to share what feminism means to you and discuss plans and ideas for the upcoming year.
Kensington Cafe, 2nd floor Frayling Building. 

6pm: Q.U.E.E.R Society Meetup
The Queer Society returns this year, with energy, solidarity, diversity and love. A chance to say hi and get to know each other. 
Kensington ArtBar, 2nd floor Frayling Building. 

Thursday 19 September 

1pm: Kensington Tour with Aleks
A tour of the Kensington campus and local area. 
Meet at Jay Mews entrance

2–4pm: Red Plate Society Tea Tasting
You are welcome to join us for a Chinese tea tasting session. 
Kensington ArtBar, 2nd floor Frayling Building. 

5:30pm: Sustain Lab
Sustain Labs start of term social, a great way to meet before we get knee deep in all things sustainability this year. 
Kensington ArtBar, 2nd floor Frayling Building. 

Friday 20 September 

5pm: Battersea Tour with Gabi
A tour of the Battersea campus and local area.
Meet at Dyson Building entrance.

6pm: Drinks at the Draft House 
What better way to end the Battersea tour than with a cheap pint? We’ve booked the upstairs space of the pub who are heroically offering us £2 a pint and £4 spirit & mixers. Bring your RCA student ID along with you! 
The Draft House, 74-76 Battersea Bridge Rd, SW11 3AG.

Wednesday 25 September 

9:30am–2pm: Dr Bike in Battersea 
Free bike checks and servicing from professional mechanics. 
Woo Building Entrance

10am–2pm: Dr Bike in Kensington
Free bike checks and servicing from professional mechanics. 
Jay Mews Entrance  

Thursday 26 September

4pm: White City Tour with Lucy
A tour of the White City campus and local are
Meet at Garden House Entrance

5pm: Film Screening & Popcorn Eating 
Put your feet up (metaphorically as we don’t have sofas!) to watch Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. Two seemingly dumb teens set off on a quest to prepare the ultimate historical presentation with the help of a time machine.
White City, Red Room (GH229)

Friday 27 September 

10:30am: RAES welcome walk on Hampstead Heath
Join the RCA's Royal Amateur Expedition Society for their first walk of the term. 
Meet at Parliament Hill Cafe

8pm–2am: It’s A Party! 
Round off the week with a grand old knees up where DJs will be playing from our very own DJ society. 
Kensington ArtBar, 2nd floor Frayling Building