Supporting Students (quite literally!)

Did you know that for about a decade those lovely Jez mechanics of the RCS Motor Club have been repairing bar stools from the Union Bar that have become broken in the line of duty ? It’s true! Those stools might look a bit run-of-the-mill and utilitarian, but far from it! Sourcing stools that can withstand the rigours of the Union Bar is not a trivial matter. They need to be exceedingly hard-wearing and are hugely more expensive than you might expect. So when they break, do you suppose they get thrown away? Not on your Nellie! They get whisked […] Read More

Wednesday’s Barnight and Presidential Greeting

Wednesday 13th December (tomorrow at the time of writing) see’s our Christmas student/alumni mixer event in the form of our joint RCSU-RCSA bar night. Pop along to the Union Bar any time from 7:00pm, though for the early-birds, you can take advantage of the drink tokens which are available for the first 50 people to turn up! Our president, Mike Munroe, repeats this invitation in his Presidential Season’s Greeting. We repeat it here, though it has already been emailed directly to all members. If you haven’t received your own personal copy then to update your contact details, please click here…. or […] Read More

RCSA / RCSU Bar Night

Wednesday 13th December at the Union Bar. Come and celebrate the end of the year with students and alumni at the Joint RCSU-RCSA bar night. Mix with old colleagues, meet a few students, reminisce in your favourite bar. Whatever the attraction, we have one more to tempt you with …. drink tokens available for the first 50 people to turn up! Look forward to seeing you there from 7:00pm!

Exploration Board Report Back Evening

The Exploration Board ‘Report Back Evening’ is a wonderful opportunity for our student expedition members to showcase their achievements and share their experiences with us from expeditions that took place during 2022 and 2023. Many of those students will, of course, have benefitted from your generosity via the RCSA Trust who financially support these expeditions. There will be tales to tell alongside some wonderful images, so we would be delighted if you were to join us on: Wednesday 6 December, 18.00-19.30Royal School of Mines, Room 1.47, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 5HF The presentations will be followed by an informal reception […] Read More

FoNS 2024 Make-A-Difference Launch

The curtain was brought down on the 2023 FoNS Make-A-Difference competition, at a star-studded final which took place on the 1st of November 2023. But 2024 will be a bit special. It brings us, not only another MAD competition, but also its 10th anniversary. Yes! It is ten years already, since the competition was begun in 2014. And so we start another round of the contest with the launch of the 2024 competition taking place in just a few day’s time on 22nd November 2023. To remind you, the FoNS-MAD competition is open to undergraduates of FoNS (or to undergraduates […] Read More

One for the Diary

We have settled on a date for our first post-covid Annual General Meeting: February 6th 2024, a Tuesday. Keep tuned for further details, but for now just pop the date in your diary and keep the evening free for a trip into South Kensington.

The RCSA Prize

Try as we may, we just couldn’t separate the two wonderfully talented RCS women that were our top nominations for the prestigious 2023 ‘RCSA Prize‘. So, as has happened on three previous occasions, BOTH candidates were awarded the prize. At a brief ceremony in front of Queen Victoria’s statue on Commemoration Day, Professor Richard Craster, Dean of RCS (or Dean of FoNS if you want to be terribly modern), and Mike Munroe, President of the RCSA, shared the officiating duties and presented Bilgesu Aydin from Physics, and Vanessa Madu from Mathematics with their their framed certificates and with cheques for […] Read More

Celebrate with the youngsters

You are very welcome to celebrate with the youngsters (though perhaps you still ARE a youngster!) The RCSU are delighted to extend an ‘invitation to party’ to all RCSA members and their friends. The youngsters are celebrating with anyone and everyone who is graduating that Commemoration Day and you are most welcome to join them. The party takes place at Infernos, Clapham from 9pm on Wednesday the 18th October. Tickets are just £6.00. You can click here for tickets and further details…..  (you can create an account here…. or click on the head and shoulder avatar at top right. There are a few […] Read More

‘Ordinary Punters’ Win the SKADL League

The Summer 2023 SKADL Darts League has been won by the Ordinary Punters having seen off their opposition in twelve of their sixteen fixtures. They become the second winners of the “RCSA Purse”: £100 of prize money. Our very own ORCS, the “Old Royal College of Science” darts team, were victorious in nine of their fixtures and came in at third place. Meanwhile, at the other end of the table, our RCSA Double Elevens team ended up in a very creditable 9th position – an impressive achievement for their very first season. To remind you, the various teams in SKADL […] Read More

Contribute to the success of the Imperial Brand Project

As alumni of Imperial College, you should have already been approached about the Imperial Brand Project. You will have received a pdf copy of the report, “Imperial College London Brand identity Discovery: A summary August 2023“, and given access to a 20 minute password-protected video. The password is to be found in your email from Zoe Paxton, Imperial’s Director of Communications but if you have problems finding it, get in touch and we will help. Finally, and most important, is the feedback form. The deadline for responding through this feedback form is Friday 13 October – a date that will […] Read More