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Students enjoy the RCAfe terrace

The SU is a hub of activity. We organise events that offer an opportunity for students to get to know each other and to argue, agree, debate, dance, imagine and relax with those from different courses. 

The ArtBar and RCAfé are vibrant, experimental, enticing places where students can meet for a conversation, a group collaboration or simply to party. We invite, encourage and expect contributions and ideas from students to foster a sense of belonging. 

We aim to be welcoming, generous, innovative and free-speaking. We work to ensure that you get the best out of your time at the College.

The Role of the Students' Union

The SU plays a vital role in providing an essential link between staff and students. The Union consists of 3 sabbatical officers and 5 members of staff.

Sabbatical Officers are elected from the student body in the spring term and take up their posts the following academic year. They create the bridge between students and governing committees, such as Senate, Council, Academic Standards and Planning & Resources (to name but a few) and meet regularly with the Vice Chancellor and the Senior Management Team.

The ruling body of the SU is Students' Union Rep Assemblies, usually a minimum of two representatives elected from each course. Student Union Assemblies are a decision-making arena where students bring concerns to the attention of the Sabbatical Officers and staff members. The SU set up 3 Student Union Assemblies every term; School, Campus & College-Wide

Alongside student representation, the SU provide the infrastructure for a number of existing clubs and societies, as well as the opportunity to start new ones.

The Student Union office is located in our Kensington campus (1/F Frayling Building) and will be open from 27 September 2021. We are open 9.30am to 5.30pm (Mondays and Tuesdays), and we look forward to meeting you. You can email us at [email protected]

For more information visit the RCA Students' Union website

Contact us

Get in touch if you have any questions, or would like to get involved.

Email us at
[email protected]
RCA SU Events