Welcome to Royal School of Mines Association
Camborne in townThe annual sports fixtures against Camborne will be held this Saturday (21st February) including the fiercely contested Bottle Match, between the respective rugby sides. Alumni are encouraged to attend the events and support the students in their endeavours. The sporting contests are a huge event in the student's year and attendance by alumni will be very welcome.
One word of caution. Unfortunately there have been a couple of recent incidents involving college (not RSM) and medics sports teams, fuelled by alcohol, which resulted in teams being suspended from playing for a few months. This resulted in adverse media coverage and it is therefore possible that, apart from security measures put in place by the college, there is the possibility of media attention at Harlington. Alumni should be aware of this but hopefully it will not detract from a significant day in the RSM calendar.
The main focus should be on the sports and hopefully RSM successes!
The Royal School of Mines Association began life as the RSM Old Students' Dining Club and the first Annual Dinner was held in 1873 - 22 years after the founding of the Royal School of Mines. This makes the RSMA the oldest of the College's four Constituent College Associations.
The Association was formally inaugurated in 1913. Because RSM graduates moved on to various parts of the globe, branches were established in mining centres such as Australia, Canada, South Africa and Malaysia. Correspondents were also appointed for the countries where graduates were more dispersed so as to keep in touch with London and act as local contacts.
The Association continues to maintain links with the Royal School of Mines Union. The Union also has representatives on the RSMA Committee.
It is important to the Association Membership that there is continued sponsorship of the RSM student events as the Final year Dinner which is held jointly with the RSMU at the need of the summer term each year. This event is a wonderful opportunity to say goodbye to the year's graduates and wish them well before they go their ways. Many members also sponsor a student to attend the Association Annual Dinner.
We have also recently established the RSM Trust, incorporating the Overseas Travel Fund. The Trust is specifically designed to assist RSM students and provide students with loans for travel to vacation jobs abroad.
If you would like to join the electronic revolution for the RSMA, then we have both and groups, so feel free to join them!
25th February 2014Thank you to those Alumni who have kindly donated to the RSMA, your donations are most appreciated and thank you all for your generosity, we have raised nearly £1000.
However, we are still looking for more donations to support the RSMA in the years to come, so please do visit our Endowment or RSMA trust pages to learn more about donating and our plans for the future. Thank you.