RCS ranked 3rd in QS World Rankings

RCS ranked 3rd in QS World Rankings

August 29, 2019 1 By Stanley Isaacs


This is a huge testament to our community
of staff and students and supporters who all work tirelessly for the benefit of the performing
arts here in Scotland. It’s a testament to our innovative curriculum that combines disciplinary
excellence across all of our disciplines and combinations that produce innovative work
that’s fit for purpose in the 21st Century. We have a uniquely creative city and a uniquely
creative country and we’re really proud to share this with all of you today.
I’m really honoured to be here, to become a student in the Royal Conservatoire.
It’s fantastic news for us and we’re very very proud of the work of students and staff
which has contributed so much towards this acknowledgement and achievement.
There’s a lot of exciting things happening here and hopefully more people in the world
will know about it now. We’re leading the sector in so many different
ways and I think being a national institution in a small but dynamic country like Scotland
with a fully formed professional landscape and the kind of connections we have really
reinforce that status. It just shows how amazing work we’re doing
on so many levels. I’m really focused on diversity here. Being a 2nd year student and seeing
the amount of work that’s happening on diversity is great and I think this shows the work and
how it’s going to progress and progress. I’m hugely excited about the potential that
this gives both students and graduates and staff, so I’m excited about trying to make
something of it. Even though it’s constantly gathering momentum
and recognition, being a leading arts conservatoire, it still feels like a really warm, friendly
and non-intimidating place to study. All the work I have done for the conservatoire
is a part of this achievement and I’m very proud to be here.
We have this amazing student community here at RCS which is full of really politicised,
interesting people. I think they’re great, I think they’re amazing, how passionate they
are and I’m so glad that’s been heard outside the building.
It’s an incredible boost to the morale, it makes you feel, you’re working towards something
that has recognition beyond the recognition of our students and our staff and the people
here locally in Glasgow. This is world news for us.
To be honest I’m not very surprised by the result because RCS is one of those places
that is just a great place to study and I’m not just saying this. I did my undergraduate
studies here, I was the Students’ Union president and now I’m back as a research student, so
I’m not really surprised and one of the best things about RCS is that it’s here in Scotland
and you can’t really beat that.