Can Ravensbourne train future Tech City talent?


Last week’s announcement by Prime Minister David Cameron to contribute a further £50 million in funding to East London’s Tech City initiative is great news for Ravensbourne students looking for jobs in the digital sector.

In recognition of the special role Ravensbourne might play in producing students trained in the digital and design skills necessary to staff the fast-growing innovation community, ITV Tonight visited our campus to interview students.

Web Media student  Michael Ivens, head of the Student Enterprise Society at Ravensbourne, was interviewed. “This is now at the point where it’s become something to aspire to, whereas it wasn’t before” he said.

“It’s the place to be right now, East London, for digital people and creatives” continued Tracey Murray, a BA (Hons) Content Development and Production student.

Both Tracey and Michael have worked on an ongoing project with Barclays Bank this year, also announced last week as an example of the growing technology and education partnerships taking place in and around Tech City.

“We are delighted to be able to announce this partnership with Barclays, which represents a serious commitment to Ravensbourne’s future as supplier of digital skills, creative entrepreneurs and design innovation. “ said Professor Robin Baker OBE, Director and Chief Executive of Ravensbourne.

“A joint programme of student internships and business design challenges will offer outstanding opportunities for our students, contribute to the economic growth of the creative industries, and place us firmly at the heart of Tech City and the rapid technological growth in East London,” he continued.