Induction 2017

New starters information

Welcome to Ravensbourne!

We know that you can't wait to get to know your new peers, start studying, and seeing all Ravensbourne has to offer, so to help you find your way we have arranged a useful induction day packed full of activities and information.

We look forward to meeting you.

Induction dates

Further Education Students

Post Graduate Inductions

Essential information

1. Induction information on the Intranet

As a Ravensbourne student, you have access to our Intranet. In addition to the Ravensbourne website you will find the Intranet a useful source of specific information.

2. Student Welfare

If you're feeling overwhelmed as you start your course come and talk to Student Services, who will be present at enrolment.

Also see the Student Services Survival Guide.

3. Freshers' week

Follow the Freshers' week events Facebook page and make sure you also follow the Student Union Facebook page.

If you're attending Freshers' events make sure you follow this advice from TFL on how to get home safely. We want you to have the best time possible, without any harm.

4. Your safety

We are committed to ensuring you are safe within the building from the minute you are part of our community. You will be briefed when you arrive on how to evacuate the building in the event of an alarm.

5. Ravensbourne Laptop Bursary Scheme 2017

How much is the bursary?

For the academic year 2017/18, a £300 bursary is available for undergraduate students who purchase a computer suitable for their course.  Students may purchase their computer through their normal supplier or through our partner, FreedomTech, who will offer the opportunity of paying in instalments.

Students can only make ONE claim for this bursary during their time as an Undergraduate student at Ravensbourne. Currently, students can claim this award during any point of their 3 year course. However, this could change in future years.

Further information about the scheme and details of how to order via FreedomTech can be found here.


  • All First Year Undergraduate Students.

Students who wish to make a claim for this bursary, must make their claim between enrolment and before the end of the taught elements of their course, prior to formal graduation.  

The £300 bursary amount applies only for the academic year of 2017/18. Please be advised, in subsequent years this scheme may change. 

Students are entitled to an additional £200, payable in April 2018, if they

  • are a new entrant to an undergraduate course commencing September 2017
  • have a household income of £25,000 or under, as disclosed to Student Finance England.
  • have claimed the £300 laptop bursary
  • are a Home student paying the full tuition fee.

Foundation/Postgraduate Students

If you are a Foundation or Postgraduate student, you can purchase a laptop through Ravensbourne's partner, FreedomTech. However, you are not be eligible for a laptop bursary.

Therefore, you may want to consider alternative options for purchase or whether you require a high specification laptop for your course. Please speak to your tutor for further advice.

For more information check out our laptop bursaries page on the Intranet.

How to apply

Regardless of whether students choose to order through FreedomTech or purchase from a different provider, they will need to claim their £300 bursary payment by completing the online application form following enrolment at Ravensbourne.

Eligible students will be automatically assessed for the additional £200 payment and will be paid at the end April 2018.

What models are recommended?

The indicative models available, which vary depending on your course, can be seen on our laptop bursaries page on the Intranet.

These are correct at time of publication, but are subject to change.


Please note:  if your course requires you to use a laptop you will need to bring one along from your first day of induction. Laptop specification requirements varies depending on the course and these can be seen on our Laptop Bursary Scheme page on our Intranet. 


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