RAG, or Raising and Giving, is the fundraising arm of the Union and we're responsible for raising money for good causes around the world - in the last two years we've raised over £100,000!This year we will be running a Jailbreak, if you fancy your chance of hitchhiking and beating the record of New Zealand, a Bungee Jump if you fancy a plunge off a crane on the Queens' Tower, and also a range of other events ranging from pizza evenings to a Club night at Ministry of Sound and a Masquerade ball. Don't forget to sign up to our mailing list!

Cynfelyn Nancarrow-Lei

Imperial College RAG Chair 2016-2017


RAG organizations exist at most universities across the UK, Imperial has a long tradition and is one of the oldest parts of the Union. Every student at Imperial is a member of RAG and can get involved in all our activities. Every year we run a RAG week which is a week dedicated just to fundraising, this year it is 9-15th February.


Every year we make thousands of pounds for local, national and international charities

Our mission is to generate the maximum amount of money we can for our selected charities all why organizing fun events for the students of Imperial. Every year we choose 6 charities, three for RAG Week, and three for the rest of the year.


We have a large team, the executive committee consist of the key positions in RAG, followed by a larger committee. Consisting of all other positions, of which there are over 30. Some committee elections will take place at the end of October.


 Become a Volunteer

Do you want to volunteer your time for a great cause? Do you want to be part of a fun, engaging and challenging society?. Yes. Here, you are welcome to our team and you can work as a volunteer, or stand for any vacant elected positon.

Please contact rag@imperial.ac.uk for more information. Or talk to any committee member.

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RAG Takeover – Embargo Republica

November 2, 2016 at 9:00 pm to 2:00 am
Place: Embargo Republica 533 Kings Road, SW10 0TZ

The BIG Jailbreak 2016 – Information Evening

November 3, 2016 at 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Place: TBC

The Poppy Appeal 2016

November 7, 2016 at 11:00 pm to 10:59 pm
Place: South Kensington & Gloucester Road

Bike Auction with IC BUG

October 25, 2016 at 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Place: Queen's Lawn

Everest Base Camp Challenge Info Meeting

October 24, 2016 at 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Place: SAF Room 119

Stand Up To Cancer – Mega Raid

October 21, 2016 at 7:00 am to 7:15 pm
Place: London Victoria Station

RAG Commemoration Day VIP Party!

October 17, 2016 at 9:00 pm to 2:00 am
Place: Ministry of Sound 103 Gaunt Street London SE1 6DP

Barcelona Marathon Info Meeting

October 16, 2016 at 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Place: SAF Room 121

Volunteering Fair

October 10, 2016 at 10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Place: Great Hall, Sherfield Building

RAG Fresher’s Fair

October 3, 2016 at 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Place: Queen's Lawn
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Our Charities

We will choose four charities at the start of this academic year, giving students of Imperial the chance to vote on them. We also organise selected events for other charities, such as Action Against Hunger, Hope for Children, British Legion and many more. We work with charities of varying sizes which support a variety of causes. Our application process is currently closed for 2016/17 academic year. To help us choose RAG charities of the year go here.

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VITAL’s mission is to provide a meaningful childhood to disadvantaged children by improving the quality of life through equal education,

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Legs4Africa collect unwanted prosthetic legs in the UK and find Africa partners that can readapt them to fit the regions

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ActionAid is a leading international development charity working in over 45 countries across the world. They put women and girls

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British Heart Foundation

Our Mission at the British Heart Foundation is to win the fight against Cardiovascular disease and our vision is a

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React  mission is to improve the quality of life for terminally ill children cared for by financially disadvantaged families by

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Ditch The Label

Our mission is to reduce the harmful impacts that bullying has upon physical health, mental health, self-esteem, performance and future

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Leonard Cheshire Disability

We work for a society in which every person is equally valued. We believe that people with disabilities should have

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Cancer Research UK

We’re the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research. Our vision is to bring forward the day

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FoodCycle builds communities by serving nutritious, three-course meals to vulnerable people – all made from food that would otherwise go

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Football Beyond Borders

Football Beyond Borders uses football as an engagement tool to tackle challenging behaviour, social exclusion and raise the level of


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Contact Info

We respond better to emails, however we do have a physical address!

  • ICU RAG, Student Activities Centre, Imperial College Union, Beit Quad, Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2BB
  • (+44) 7907262728
  • rag.chair@imperial.ac.uk