The AGM will be held in Meeting Room 3, Beit Quad at 6pm on Wednesday 13 June

Read the 2018/19 candidate manifestos.

Raising and Giving (RAG) is the loudest, craziest and most fun part of Imperial!

RAG is the charity fundraising society of Imperial College Union and is here to fundraise mountains of cash for charities using some of the most creative and innovative ideas around. So prepare yourself for an excessively exciting year wreaking havoc, raiding London, hitchhiking across the world, selling off College staff, pieing the Rector, skydiving, bungee jumping, and dancing like drugged up chickens – all in name of those in need.

In 2016/17 RAG raised over £100,000 for charity!

So why wait, visit the RAG website to find out more information and sign up to the RAG mailing list.

RAG is also here to help YOU with any causes or projects you want to fundraise for or get involved with, so feel free to get in touch by e-mail: rag@imperial.ac.uk


    Elections 2018

    Want to get involved with RAG next year? Why not nominate yourself for a position on the committee!

    Benefits include:

    • Learning new skills
    • Experience of organising large & risky (aka exciting!) events e.g. Jailbreak
    • Meeting new people and becoming part of the UK-wide RAG Communuty
    • Subsidised entry & travel to the National Student Fundraising Conference 2018 where you will meet RAGs from around the UK
    • Training half-day led by Union staff to equip you in your role
    • Ongoing dedicated staff support 

    Positions on offer

    The roles on offer for this year's election are:

    • RAG Chair

    Manages and coordinates RAG as a whole. Responsible for finances, Health & Safety and all activities of RAG, making sure things are all running smoothly. Manages partnerships with College, external charities and the Union. This is a demanding role which should not be treated lightly and if you do get it, this should be your priority for the year.

    • Treasurer

    Responsible to the Chair for the efficient administration of the finances of the committee, including submitting an annual budget, whilst assisting clubs in preparing IC Trust & Harlington Trust grant applications. It is the reasonability of the Treasurer to handle collections and depositing donations.

    • Secretary

    Responsible for the efficient administration of the committee by booking rooms and venues, recording and preparing minutes for meetings and the executive committee. Also responsible for the coordination and communication to RAG volunteers and general committee members, and will draw up volunteer rotas and schedules where needed.

    • Vice Treasurer 

    Responsible for assisting the Treasurer in submitting budgets and depositing money.

    • Vice Chair (Activities)

    Work alongside the Vice Chair (Operations) and is responsible for overseeing the planning and coordination of RAG Week and other flagship RAG events. Looking for creative thinking individuals who also have a good idea of the feasibility of events and knowledge of College and Union systems.

    • Vice Chair (Operations)

    Works alongside the Vice Chair (Activities) to make sure that RAG is functioning effectively in an operational sense (day-to-day running). More to do with handling the internal relations in the committee. Expected to be present at all meetings and be proactive.

    • Events Officer

    Supporting the Vice Chair (Activities) in the delivery of RAG events.

    • Publicity Officer

    Responsible for promoting RAG as a way to volunteer, and RAG events and campaigns around College. This may include making posters, upkeep of social media accounts etc. The role will also be responsible for recruiting subcommittee members such as first year Hall Representatives.

    • Sponsorship Officer

    Responsible for seeking and securing external income to support the running of RAG fundraising events. This will include building and managing relationships with sponsors.

    • Challenges Officer

    Responsible for representing ICU RAG in liaising with charities directly to secure challenge events. Responsible for coordinating suitable collection events for individual fundraisers throughout the year. This also requires being able to support individual fundraisers with their own fundraising events by holding support workshops for them. Previous challenges include climbing Kilimanjaro and Mount Everest base camp.

    • Collect Officer

    Responsible for organising one-off street collections with charities and liaising closely with a range of external stakeholders and organisations e.g. Westminster Council.

    If you have any questions about a role, please contact the current committee member listed below


    Annual General Meeting

    An Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Wednesday 13 June where hustings will be held and votes cast.

    The AGM will be in Meeting Room 3 (MR3) in the Union Building, Beit Quadrangle (South Kensington Campus).

    Please submit all nominations and manifestos to activities@imperial.ac.uk by the deadline.

    Manifesto's may include:

    • 250 words (max)
    • Photo (jpg)

    For more information on election rules please go to the Elections page.

    Election timeline

    • Elections announced: Friday 18 May
    • Nominations open: Noon, Wednesday 30 May
    • Nominations close: 23:59, Wednesday 06 June
    • Candidate manifesto deadline: Noon, Thursday 07 June
    • Candidates revealed and campaigning begins: 07:00, Friday 08 June
    • AGM: 18:00, Wednesday 13 June
    • Results announced: NoonThursday 14 June


    Committee 2017/18

    To read the 2018/19 candidate manifestos go to www.imperialcollegeunion.org/ragmanifestos