The Students’ Union plays a key role in Academy life. Whether you’d like to join a specific club, need advice from a friendly face or just want to make sure you don’t miss out on the best social events, we’re here for you.
Every enrolled student is automatically a member of the Students’ Union (SU). The academic year starts with Freshers’ Week, which is a great time to explore all the clubs on offer (but you’re welcome to sign up to any of our societies at any time). Other social highlights include the Christmas Party and Summer Ball.
We hold regular jazz jams, yoga classes & pub quizzes, and we often work alongside charities including Movember, Brake and Pets As Therapy. We have an ever-growing list of student-led clubs, including our LGBTQ+, Ethnic Diversity and Feminist Societies, as well as Football, Netball and Cricket teams. Check out the full list of clubs & societies below, and if you want to set up your own, we’re always happy to help.
From cricket to karaoke, cake sales to cocktail nights, there’s plenty to keep you busy wherever your interests lie.
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Clubs and Societies
- RAM CC (Cricket)
- RAM Christian Union
- RAM Debate Society
- RAM Ethnic Diversity Society
- RAM FC (Football)
- RAM Feminist Society
- RAM Hummus Society
- RAM LGBTQ+ Society
- RAM Netball Society
- RAMpage Newspaper
- RAM SU Choir
- RAM Yoga
Your Students' Union representatives
Working alongside the Students’ Union President are four student representatives – an Undergraduate Rep, a Postgraduate Rep, an International Rep and an Events and Societies Rep. This makes up the RAMSU Committee, who are also supported by a Sub-Team of four current students.
The forum for student views on any aspects of Academy life is the Student-Staff Liaison Committee. Discussions here include difficulties faced by the student body including matters to do with accommodation, student support, finance and everything in-between. This committee meets once per term and students can raise any concerns through their representatives or attend the meeting themselves.
Your SU Team works together to create the best possible environment for students and ensure that their voices are represented at all levels of the Academy.
RAMfam is a buddy system that assigns each new student a ‘family’ when they arrive at the Academy. Look out for details of your RAMfam Parent at the start of the year – ‘parents’ are students who have been here for at least a year, so they know how everything works and will be able to answer any questions you have.
If you feel you need support at any point during your first year, your RAMfam Parent is a great contact for you to have.
Isaac, a second-year PhD student, has found RAMfam a big help;
‘Unfortunately, I was away during orientation week and everything was completely new and foreign to me when I first stepped into the Royal Academy of Music, from navigating my way through the building to living in London,’ he says. ‘However, with the help of my RAMfam “parent”, I have been able to settle into my new environment with ease and feel at home immediately. Just knowing you’ve got someone who can answer your questions makes you feel a lot less alone, and we have catch-ups now and again when my buddy checks I’m doing okay.’
University of London Societies
As a member institution of the University of London (UoL), we also have access to hundreds more societies and clubs including Skydiving and Dancesport to name just a couple. On top of the wide range of activities on offer, some students find value in meeting like-minded people around London.
Need to talk?
The SU has created some great resources to help you work out where to go for support. Please see the Need to Talk poster below.
This document lists some of the issues you might need support with and details of the SU members and/or Academy staff to contact.
Students' Union Constitution
Read the latest version below: