Welcome to Royal School of Mines Association
A message from the RSMA Committee25th October 2013
Many alumni will be aware that the RSMA has been trying to instigate a drive for new members together with an appeal for donations to bolster the funds of the RSMA to allow it to provide enhanced support for deserving students at the RSM. The administration involved in preparing the appeal has taken a lot longer than anticipated due to the necessity to resolve certain logistical matters with Imperial College who manage the alumni database and whose co-operation was therefore essential.
We are happy to report that all matters are now resolved and that five letters are being issued, as follows:
Over 5000 letters will go out to the various categories, with approximately 60% to potential new members. It is inevitable with such a mailing exercise that there will be errors and apologies in advance to anyone who is incorrectly categorised or does not want to participate. However it is a worthwhile exercise and hopefully will lead to a financially stronger RSMA for the future. An appeal has also gone to key players in the industry to solicit funding for the RSMA Trust.
Please find out more at our Membership or Endowment pages.
Welcome to the RSMAThe 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!