Royal College of Science Union (RCSU)

We are the Royal College of Science Union - the Constituent Union for all undergraduate students studying a science at Imperial College London.

If you’re a scientist at Imperial College then the Royal College of Science Union (or RCSU for short) is your Constituent Union. It exists to entertain and represent you: to give you a wider Imperial experience than just studying and to help you when things go wrong. From the huge Freshers’s Ball to Club Nights, the RCSU will give you an opportunity to let your hair down and forget about equations

Operating as usual

01/12/2023

🍻 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.

Drink tokens available for the first 50 people to turn up!

01/12/2023

Calling all writers, photographers, or any student who just wants some free pizza and to find out more about Broadsheet - the RCSU magazine!

Not only will there be free food, but contributing will be a great addition to your CV and a fun experience.

WED 6th DEC, 12 - 1 at the Union. See you there!

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Meet our Wellbeing & Welfare committee!

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Meet the Education committee!

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Meet your dep socs!

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Meet your Education committee!

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Meet the Wellbeing & Welfare committee!

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Meet the Operations committee!

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Meet the Activities committee!

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Meet your RCSU executive committee!

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The bands for the 2023 autumn ball is out! Did you manage to guess some of them?

Don't forget to go get the ticket if you love the sound of these bands.

24/02/2023

Sign up now for RCSU Esports!!!

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Announcement! Welfare Week event line up!!

Monday - Yoga
Tuesday - Wel-Fair and Board Games
Wednesday - Origami
Thursday - Gardening
Friday - Dog Therapy

Sign-ups for events will open today at 5pm with a link in our bio.

21/02/2023

RCSU Welfare Week is next week!

What is it?
RCSU Welfare Week is a week-long festival events centred around the theme of welfare and wellbeing.

When?
Every day from 27th Feb – 3rd March.
Sign-ups for events will open today at 5pm.

Where?
Events based at South Kensington campus.

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Do you have what it takes to be part of next year’s RCSU committee? Nominate yourself for a role using the link in our link tree !! 👑👑👑

09/01/2023

Announcing our January and February Events Calendar!! Let us know what you’re most excited for and make sure you keep an eye on our socials and your emails for more details and ticket / sign up links 🥰✨❤️

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Our RCSU Awards ceremony was a few weeks ago, but here are the winners—sorry for the delay!

Swipe to see the names of the people who have contributed much to the RCSU student life!

04/06/2022

RCSU Bar Night and Awards Ceremony!

Held in Metric on 14th June from 18:00 onwards, come to celebrate our RCSU Awards winners with a night of drinks and music in Metric! First 150 people to join us at Metric at 18:00 will get a free drink token! There will also be free snacks during the ceremony.

🎉 🍺🍻🎊

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Summer Elections 2022

There are still a few more RCSU Committee positions available!

Broadsheet Editor
Publicity Officer
RAG Officer
Science Challenge Chair
Sponsorship Officer
Wellbeing Activities Officer

Scroll through to read about the positions!

Nominate yourself at vote.union.ic.ac.uk before 2pm on Monday 13 June!

14/05/2022

Reminder that the deadline to nominate someone for the RCSU Colours award is tomorrow Sunday at noon!!

Link to nominate: https://forms.office.com/r/BDYnHKqSeQ

Nominations for RCSU Colours Awards have officially opened! ✨

RCSU Full and Half Colour Awards aim to recognise Scientists that have gone above and beyond their roles repeatedly throughout the year and whose contributions have had a positive impact on students in the RCSU. These could be year reps, committee members or union officers.

Winners will be announced on the official RCSU page. They will also receive a personalised certificate and a corresponding awards tie/pin! 👑

Nominations are open now until May 15th 2022. If you think your friends/colleagues deserved to be recognised, get nominating!

Nominate here (link also in bio): https://forms.office.com/r/BDYnHKqSeQ

(Please note you cannot nominate RCSU general committee members)

30/04/2022

Nominations for RCSU Colours Awards have officially opened! ✨

RCSU Full and Half Colour Awards aim to recognise Scientists that have gone above and beyond their roles repeatedly throughout the year and whose contributions have had a positive impact on students in the RCSU. These could be year reps, committee members or union officers.

Winners will be announced on the official RCSU page. They will also receive a personalised certificate and a corresponding awards tie/pin! 👑

Nominations are open now until May 15th 2022. If you think your friends/colleagues deserved to be recognised, get nominating!

Nominate here (link also in bio): https://forms.office.com/r/BDYnHKqSeQ

(Please note you cannot nominate RCSU general committee members)

21/03/2022

RCSU Science Challenge Finale Livestream

17/03/2022

Tri-Union Event Ticket Details!

We will have our one and only ticket release on Friday (18th March) at 1pm. The link to purchase the ticket will be sent out VIA EMAIL in the morning on Friday at 8am and will only be active at the time of ticket release. 

Each ticket will cost £25 and will include the following:
- 3 drinks 
- Free popcorn 
- Access to ball pit 
- Photo booth 
- Face painting 
- and... Circus performers!

We have sold out tickets to our events this year in record time (usually under a few minutes), so please make sure to be alert at the time of ticket release if you are interested in purchasing one.

11/03/2022

Come to our tri-union night event where the CGCU, RCSU and RSMU will bring you a night you won’t ever forget!🥳

Think mystery… Think crazy… Think an eye-opening experience that will leave you in awe…😈

The happenings of this one-of-a-kind night will only be known to the people that manage to secure a ticket, so keep your eyes PEELED 👀 for more details!!

05/03/2022

This coming week is Welfare Week! Check out our welfare events including dodgeball, yoga, and more! There are giveaways after every event including yoga mats, RCSU water bottles, branded stress balls, and RCSU towels! If you attend all the events you will have the chance to win a RCSU hoodie!

Signup link is here: https://forms.office.com/r/a30rSqAyhZ, and in bio!

*Events*

Monday 7th March
Dodgeball 1-2pm @ Ethos Sports Hall

Tuesday 8th March
Yoga 6:30-7:30pm @ SAF121/122 (capped*)
Pottery Mug Making 8-10pm @ Room 1, Union Building (capped*)

Wednesday 9th March
Dog Therapy 12-1:30pm @ RCSU Union Room (Sherfield Walkway) 

Thursday 10th March
Dance 6:30-7:30pm @ Huxley 341 (capped*)

To attend events that are capped* please expect a confirmation email from us about whether you have secured a place.

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There are two ticket packages being released for RCSU members:
🟪 For £20 you will get entry, canapes and 3x drink tokens 🍺
🟪 For £25 you will get entry, canapés, 3x drink tokens + 2x cocktail 🍸 tokens on top of this!

‼️As the cocktails contain alcohol, we recommend only those that drink alcohol get the £25 tickets but the other option is suitable for everyone as it includes a large range of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks!‼️

The tickets will be released on eventbrite in two batches:
🟪 First on 23/02 at 1pm ⏰
🟪 Second on 25/02 at 1pm ⏰

The link will be released shortly so keep an eye out for this! Tickets for our events this year have been selling out in record time so make sure you access the links promptly at 1pm! 💻 🏃‍♀️ 🏃‍♂️ 💨

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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Terms and Conditons: 📝

- Attendees must present a proof of negative Lateral Flow or PCR Test, within 48 hours before the event commences. More details at docsoc.co.uk/covid19
- Government issued ID must be brought to the venue or entry will be refused. Name must match your Eventbrite Ticket
- You could purchase up to 2 tickets at a time (member ticket and +1 ticket)
- RCSU tickets are only valid for RCSU Members.
- You may purchase a +1 ticket for anyone for any Imperial or non-Imperial student (except RCSU members must buy RCSU tickets and DoCSoc members must buy DoCSoc tickets), but tickets are limited to two per member across all sales!
- A maximum of two drinks are allowed to be ordered at the bar at any time.
- Last entry is at 10pm, therefore you must notify us if you intend to come later than this time to be allowed into the venue

11/02/2022

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! Got a special someone you want to express your feelings to? Fill out the form in bio (and here: https://forms.office.com/r/uFxjriiY3p) before SUNDAY 13th and our RCSU cupids will deliver your message via anonymous email! ❤️

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Videos (show all)

RCSU Science Challenge Finale Livestream
Science Challenge 2019 Launch (Full video) - RCSU #RCSU_SciChalXII
Lord Robert Winston's Task - Science Challenge 2019 (4/4) #SciChalXII
Lord Christopher Fox's Question - Science Challenge 2019 (1/4) #RCSU_SciChalXII
Giskin Day talks about Science Communication
Jess Wade talks about science communication
Meriame Berboucha on science communication
RCSU v ICSMSU

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