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Join us at the RSA to hear from us and our industry sponsors about the 2017/18 RSA briefs (available on our website from mid-August), new developments to the programme, and the support we offer tutors and students.

Register to attend 

Tutor briefing event


Any tutor currently using the RSA briefs can request for us to come and give a (free!) talk to students at your college or university. These sessions provide an overview of the RSA ethos, briefs and competition process, plus some examples of past winning work. We usually speak to an entire cohort for an hour, including time for questions. We can deliver sessions for students outside of the UK either via Skype, video conference, or in person where our travel expenses are covered.

Based in the UK? Request a university visit

Based outside the UK? Request a remote support session or a visit 


VOUCHER CODES - pay for your students' competition entries

We have a simple voucher code system for Universities that would like to pay for students’ entries. Complete our simple web form and we’ll send you a code to distribute to your students – they then enter it at the payment point when completing the online competition submission form, and we’ll send you a single invoice to collect the payment for all voucher code entries in one go.

Request a voucher code



The RSA Student Design Awards team can be booked to deliver bespoke sessions at your university conference or event. We regularly deliver talks and workshops on a range of topics including design education, design thinking, and design for social impact.

Please email enquiries to Janet Hawken and we'll get in touch to discuss your requirements.


August 2017 - Briefs launch online + registration opens

Mon 15 Jan 2018 - Competition opens for submissions 

Wed 14 Feb 2018 - Deadline for ‘early bird’ submission by 4 pm GMT

Wed 14 March 2018 - Final deadline for submissions by 4 pm GMT

Wed 21 March 2018 -
2-stage judging begins 

Tuesday 22 May 2018 - Winners announced

June 2018 - Awards Ceremony at the RSA