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We're making waves in the industry, for the quality of our student's work, the commitment of our teaching staff and the innovative projects we are producing. Here are a few ways we're getting noticed

November 2020

Creative Review coverage for The Book of Homelessness

Creative Review

Experiences with homelessness retold in graphic novel form

London-based charity Accumulate supports young homeless people through creative education and workshops covering fields such as photography, sculpture and graphic design.

The charity previously launched Sound Judgement, the UK’s first radio station written, produced and run by people who have been affected by homelessness, and has helped people gain a formal education at London’s Ravensbourne University through scholarships. So far, 20 Accumulate students have received scholarships, and eight have gone on to study degree courses.

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It's Nice That November coverage for The Book of Homelessness

It's Nice That, November 2020

The Book of Homelessness is the first graphic novel made by homeless creatives

The Accumulate Art School for the Homeless was founded five years ago by Marice Cumber, and does incredible work to help young homeless people move forward positively in their lives through creative projects. It runs courses in graphic design, illustration, fashion, photography, sculpture and more, building skills to enter education, employment or training, and even has a scholarship through which 20 of the course’s participants have gone on to study at Ravensbourne University.

Now it has published what it states is the world’s first graphic novel made by homeless people, The Book of Homelessness: an anthology of drawings and written work that gives its creators a platform to relay their life stories and experiences from their perspective.

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Coverage for Louise Gray appointment in Fashion United

Fashion United, October 2020

Louise Gray appointment in The Industry.Fashion

The Industry.Fashion, October 2020


Design Week, September 2020

Design Week, September 2020

Could dissolvable packaging be the key to ending our reliance on plastic?

Innovative designers are working to create packaging materials that simply disappear in water — here, Ravensbourne BA (Hons) Product Design student Holly Grounds talks methods, potential and uses.

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Coverage in Vogue Business

Vogue Business, September 2020

Inside Twitch’s play for fashion

Ravensbourne programme director Lee Lapthorne discusses whether Twitch could be the new platform for luxury brands.

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August 2020

Coverage in Research Professional News

Research Professional News

Ravensbourne gives acting vice-chancellor top job

Ravensbourne University London was pleased to announce that after a rigorous recruitment and selection process it has successfully appointed the new Vice-Chancellor, Andy Cook. 

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July 2020

Ravensbourne coverage in Drapers

Drapers, July 2020

Digital approach for Ravensbourne students’ final collections

Final-year fashion design students at Ravensbourne University London have collaborated with fellow students of gaming studies to design their final collections on digital avatars.

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Ravensbourne coverage in Forbes

Forbes, July 2020

Visionary fashion school creates interactive online game to showcase graduates’ collections

For most fashion education institutions, the closure of campuses due to Covid-19 spelled disaster for delivering curriculums centered on physical cutting and construction of garments and accessories.

But Ravensbourne University took a completely different approach, entering into the world of online gaming to provide graduating fashion students an opportunity to build their own fashion world and develop 3D digital design skills fit for a rapidly changing global industry. 

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Ravensbourne coverage in Vogue Italia

Vogue Italia, July 2020

Ravensbourne University: Rave Digital Première

For the first time, Ravensbourne University in London collaborated with the Twitch live streaming platform for the launch of Rave Digital , a downloadable video game designed by the students of the London Institute. 

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Ravensbourne coverage in 10 Magazine

10 Magazine, July 2020

Meet the Ravensbourne class of 2020

Although Ravensbourne University London was unable to provide a physical degree showcase for its students, the South London institution has come up with the next best thing. Teaming up with live-streaming platform Twitch.

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Dezeen, 2020

Holly Grounds develops dissolvable ramen packaging that turns into sauce

Ravensbourne Product design student Holly Grounds has replaced the many plastic sachets that accompany a pack of instant noodles with an edible, spice-infused wrapper that breaks down when cooked to season the broth.

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Ravensbourne coverage in WWD Magazine

WWD Magazine, July 2020

Ravensbourne University takes Graduate Fashion Show to Twitch

Ravensbourne partners final-year fashion design students with gaming students to realize their graduate works on digital avatars.

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June 2020

Ravensbourne coverage in Design Week

Design Week, June 2020

Ravensbourne coverage in Show Studio

Show Studio, June 2020


In response to the cancellation of Graduate Fashion Week due to the coronavirus pandemic, SHOWstudio created an online showcase for 2020's UK fashion graduates.

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Ravensbourne coverage in Creative Review

Creative Review, July 2020

May 2020

Ravensbourne coverage in Jisc

Jisc, May

Towards happy and healthy students: digital wellbeing and COVID-19

Brad Miller, a student at Ravensbourne University London, has been both an FE and HE learner at the university, and explains how learners in both sectors are keen to know what effect the pandemic will have on their courses. 

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April 2020

Ravensbourne coverage in Dezeen

Dezeen, April 2020

Ravensbourne University showcases fashion accessory and textile design course

Ravensbourne University is spotlighting its BA (Hons) Fashion Accessory & Textile Futures programme as part of the VDF x Ventura Projects collaboration.

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March 2020

Ravensbourne coverage in The List

The List, March 2020

Foundations of Graphic Design

Through talks and practical tasks, Art Director, Ansel Neckles leads attendees through the foundations of graphic design.

Helping to shape the future creative industry, Ansel has been a Black & Yellow Pencil Judge at D&AD, is an associate lecturer at Ravensbourne University, and a regular guest lecturer at UAL.

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Ravensbourne coverage in Essential Retail

Essential Retail, March 2020

RetailEXPO Student Design Awards judging starts online

Judging for this year's Retail Expo Student Design Awards took place in March. The scheme sees students from six colleges tackle briefs from major retailers and brands. This year, Ravensbourne University were served a brief by Pizza Express.

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February 2020

Ravensbourne coverage in Creative Review

Creative Review, February 2020

Accumulate launches new radio show created by young homeless people

In 2017, charity Accumulate launched a three year-long scholarship programmes for people to work towards Ravensbourne’s Diploma in Design and Digital Media. This was aimed at those who might not have taken school qualifications to help get them to a level where they could apply for a full degree course.

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Ravensbourne coverage in The Telegraph

The Telegraph, February 2020

Multicoloured brilliance from a French artist who has transformed a corner of east London

Artist Emmanuelle Moureaux’s new installation brings colour and complexity to North Greenwich.

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Ravensbourne coverage in Campaign Magazine

Campaign Magazine, February 2020

Dwindling creative education must be our industry's next frontier - a view from Ollie Olanipekun

Ollie Olanipekun discusses why his creative agency, Superimpose, has partnered with institutions including Ravensbourne to provide inspiration and guidance for subjects that extend beyond the classroom.

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January 2020

RIBA - Ravensbourne building cuttings

RIBA Journal, January 2020

How public art can enrich the urban realm

The award-winning Ravensbourne University building is a shining example of how a new building can fit harmoniously into the surrounding area as a piece of art, says Riba Journal, inspiring the public and students alike.

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The Big Issue Ravensbourne coverage

The Big Issue, January 2020

UK’s first radio station run by homeless youngsters launches today

The UK’s first radio station run by homeless people has been launched to give homeless people a sustained voice on the airwaves.

Organisers Accumulate also partnered with tutors from Ravensbourne University London to share their digital expertise while students helped with branding and visualisation.

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Ravensbourne coverage in Broadcast

Broadcast Magazine, January 2020

Ravensbourne University unveils student-run TV channel

Ravensbourne University London has launched a pop-up TV channel called RaveTV with the tagline, ‘By students, for students’.

The channel is being run by BA (Hons) Digital Television Production and BSc (Hons) Digital Television Technology students and will broadcast online at RaveTV and on Freeview channel 792.

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