Students’ union

The Royal Academy of Dance is a member of the National Union of Students (NUS).

Usually, students on the onsite degree, BA (Hons) Ballet Education, elect an NUS representative on behalf of the student body. There are no students’ union facilities or offices at the RAD. Information from the NUS is circulated to students and posted in the student common area. For questions about the students’ union, please contact

Data collection

Please be aware that the Faculty of Education provides personal student data to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). Currently, data from students on the following programmes is returned to HESA:

  • BA (Hons) Ballet Education
  • BA (Hons) Dance Education, including the Certificate of Higher Education: Dance Education and the Diploma of Higher Education: Dance Education
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Education with Qualified Teacher Status (including School Direct)
  • Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching), including the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Dance Teaching) and the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Dance Teaching)

For further information, please read the data collection notices on the HESA website.