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Tips for parents and guardians of university students – future and current

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Your child's dream job starts here.

We know how much your child’s education means to you. It’s a major milestone in their life – one capable of unlocking the potential you’ve seen in them all along.

This hub provides parents and guardians of future and current students with information on how Ravensbourne University London can make your offspring’s next chapter fulfilling and valuable. We will help you help them make the right choice.

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Why your child should choose Ravensbourne

  • Personal and specialist: your child is a face and a story – not a number
  • Boost their employability with great industry links with mega brands
  • Excellent post-graduation employment rate
  • A vibrant, creative hub in the heart of London – next to the O2 Arena
  • Cutting-edge technologies help foster great creatives for tomorrow
  • A great place to visit them: excellent transport links, culture and activities
  • Alumni include some of Britain’s finest creative talent 
  • They will mix with creatives from over 50 countries in a diverse city
  • Best creative graduate salary rate among specialist universities in the UK

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Making your child industry-ready

We pride ourselves on embracing emerging technologies and finding new disruptive ways of working. Your child will gain access to exceptional facilities and equipment, and work in a building that also plays host to more than 100 creative technology businesses. 

Ravensbourne students can take advantage of our excellent industry links, including illustrious brands like GivenchyAmazonFordRoyal Shakespeare Company and British Fashion Council. We will provide your child with the specialist, practical skills and opportunities they need to thrive in the Creative Industries. 

This isn't about earning a certificate. This is about truly preparing your child for their post-grad life within the Creative Industries. 

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Why choose the Creative Industries?

  1. Almost 1 in 8 UK businesses are creative businesses
  2. The Creative Industries are growing at more that 4x the rate of UK economy
  3. Creative Industries export £36bn in services worldwide, accounting for almost 12% of UK services exports
  4. Over 2 million UK citizens are employed by the Creative Industries, with an additional 1 million projected by 2030
  5. In the last decade, the UK's Creative Industries have grown at three times the UK average 

* Source: Creative Industries Foundation

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10 ways to get the ball rolling

You need more information to help your child make the right call. Choosing a university is a difficult decision – one that takes a lot of research and headspace. So, while you’ll find an array of tailored content in this section, here’s ten ways to get started.

  1. Come and meet us: Don't be shy. Sign-up to an upcoming open day and speak to course leaders and students. 
  2. Order a prospectus: We can either pop one in the post or send direct to your inbox. We just need a few details
  3. Speak to us: Whether it’s you or your child who would like to get in touch, there are students, academics and professional services on-hand to answer any queries. Contact us today
  4. Browse our courses: There are many things to ponder when considering the best university for your child, but finding the right course tops the list 
  5. Register your interest: Has your child found the right course? You can register your interest in our undergraduate courses and further education courses
  6. Ready to apply? Even better. Read our admissions, applications and UCAS advice, including important information on portfolios and showreels
  7. Get your questions answered ASAP: your queries or concerns have probably been raised before. These FAQs for parents and guardians should help
  8. Guidance for parents of international students: If you’re not a UK citizen and need more info on visas, immigration and the like, please visit our international student section
  9. Get your head around the financial stuff: You’re sure to have a lot of questions on the money side of things. Our understanding finance page can be a guiding light 
  10. Ensuring your child’s wellbeing: Lastly, but of course the most crucial. Find out how we will support your child’s wellbeing and development throughout their stay