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.

Join our webinars at 2pm on Sunday 20 and Sunday 27 September for the chance to hear from our President, Steven Payne, and to ask any questions. You can also check out our Students' Union pages on the main website for more details on how you are represented by the Union, our buddy system and more.

You can also follow our Facebook page for more information and updates.


Sunday 27 September

Academy Life (no registration required):

11am – Admissions and Financial Awards

This session will outline the admissions and audition process, including the adjustments we’re making for the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll also give you information about scholarships and bursaries. This is your opportunity to ask any questions you have about the admissions process, your audition and how scholarships and bursaries are awarded.

12 noon – Open Academy

Open Academy is the Royal Academy of Music’s Community and Participation department. Every year, we make music with around 6000 people beyond our enrolled students and staff, in a wide variety of settings. These settings include schools, hospitals, care settings, special schools and day centres. Academy students can get involved with this work, and gain skills, knowledge and confidence to prepare them for engagement in this field of work in the future as part of their musical careers. Our projects enable everyone involved to make connections with people from different walks of life, and to reflect upon the contribution musicians can make to society through their artistry, and some to explore some of the ways which that artistry can find its meaning and purpose in the world.

1pm – Artist Development

In this webinar, we talk you through how we make sure that you get the tools you need during your time at the Academy, so that by the time you leave, you are a versatile, career-savvy and empowered artist, ready to forge the career you want.

2pm – Students’ Union

Our session will give you the chance to meet our current Student Union Team with an insight to what we do, how we enhance the student experience and a peak at what you can look forward to if you choose to study at the Academy!

Get to know the societies that are on offer, take a look into our student support network, learn how you could make money at the Academy, as well as a brief look at our facilities, student discounts, events and a general Question & Answer session (perhaps questions that you wouldn't put to staff!). We look forward to seeing you there!Before starting the live session, we recommend that you read the sections below – they will, we hope, answer many of your questions.