FuelRCA offers the following services to Royal College of Art students and members of AlumniRCA. You will need your RCA User ID and password to access them - please contact the AlumniRCA office if you need help with this.
FuelRCA at the Library
FuelRCA has created a dedicated business and careers collection of over 300 books in the Royal College of Art Library (Kensington), on the top floor in the computer room. The books have been chosen with an art & design audience in mind, and the FuelRCA webite is available to browse at a nearby hot desk.
The Fuel Helpline
The Fuel Helpline provides up to two hours of confidential assistance to RCA students and recent graduates on a wide range of business and professional development topics. The Fuel-Line is staffed by a team of professional mentors.
The Royal Designers for Industry RCA Mentoring Programme (AlumniRCA only)
Would you like Betty Jackson’s feedback on your final collection? Or perhaps Derek Birdsall’s opinion about what professional direction to take your graphic design studio ? In this unique opportunity at the RCA, these are just two of many eminent Royal Designers offering to mentor RCA alumni on their creative ventures and careers.
The RCA-PwC Mentoring Programme (AlumniRCA only)
FuelRCA offers an exciting mentoring programme for recent RCA graduates, in partnership with the global business consultancy firm PwC. The mentors are all professionals at PwC who provide their time and considerable experience to help RCA graduates grow creative ideas into successful businesses or social enterprises.
We regret that unless you are a former Imperial College student, access to the Imperial Careers Advisory Service is no longer available to RCA students or alumni. Please check Getting a Job on this site for careers articles, podcasts and videos. RCA students and alumni can also get 1:1 careers advice via the Fuel Helpline
Other RCA professional development services
In addition to FuelRCA's services, InnovationRCA offers in-depth help for potential design and technology-led businesses through Fellowships and commercialisation support, the Launchpad Summer School and the RCA Incubator.
Job opportunities via AlumniRCA (AlumniRCA only)
Alumnnet is a social networking site exclusively for RCA alumni, offering up-to-date news, events and College activities. You can manage your own page, start forum discussions, organise and promote your own events and see the latest job opportunities from around the world.
ReachOutRCA’s workshops share the wide-ranging benefits of creative thinking and making with young people, teachers, families and community groups across London. For RCA students, sharing their practice with young people can spark new ideas and lead to a range of teaching and professional opportunities after graduation.
If you are a current RCA student or recent graduate, please also talk to your School or Programme tutors for discipline-specific help with professional development.