Student Support Office

We’re here to offer information, advice and practical guidance to all students and prospective students of the RCA.

We can help with

Disability Support 

Guidance with identifying resources aimed at enabling full participation including the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA). We work with students to identify support needs and work with other departments within the College to set up Inclusion Plans for students with disabilities and health conditions. The Student Adviser: Disability and Wellbeing is responsible for coordinating and enhancing support for disabled students. We are also here to help you in a crisis, if you are worried about your health and wellbeing, or are struggling with emotions; we will always try to help. 

For more information visit our Disability Support section, as well as our Dyslexia Support section.

Financial Support 

We can advise on sources of funding, money management and debt advice, help with any postgraduate loan applications, advice about council tax, cost of living, charitable funding and other finance issues. 

For more information visit our Financial Help section.

International Student Support 

Visa and immigration advice, assistance with extending student visas, information on staying in the UK after studies as well as accessing healthcare and other aspects of life in the UK as an international student.

For more information visit our International Student Support section.

Housing Support 

Via our links to the University of London Housing Service we can provide assistance finding accommodation, dealing with landlords or agencies, advice on tenancy agreements and contractual problems and mediation in disputes with landlords.

For more information visit our Living in London section.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Supporting students in communicating in an academic art and design context. 

For more information visit our English for Academic Purposes section

Health and Wellbeing Support

Chaplains & Religious Representatives

Counselling Service 


How to contact us

Drop-in sessions: 

Basement, Stevens Building (Kensington)
Monday–Friday, 1–4pm (term time)
+44 (0)20 7590 4140

Bookable appointments are available outside of the drop-in time by contacting us in advance, and we also respond to emails and telephone calls between 10–5pm Monday to Friday. 

College Values

The RCA is committed to creating an environment of mutual respect, where differences are valued and respected and where innovation, creativity and diversity can flourish. Positive working relationships – whether between staff and staff, staff and students or students and students – are central to this. Mutual respect is facilitated by the promotion of values of dignity, courtesy and respect, alongside a culture of zero tolerance of bullying and harassment.


+44 (0)20 7590 4140

Student Support 

Stevens Building
Jay Mews
London, SW7 2EU


Drop-in sessions: 1–4pm (term time)

Telephone: 10am-5pm, Monday to Friday

Bookable appointments are available outside of drop-in hours by contacting us in advance.