Take a break with Laura Knowles

Laura Knowles sits in the Ravensbourne cafe
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Join us as we sit down with Ravensbourne staff members to hear about their job role, what they enjoy doing outside of work, and - most importantly - what’s their favourite break-time snack!

Laura Knowles

First things first, please introduce yourself!

"Hello - I'm Laura Knowles and I’m Head of Marketing, Communications, and Content."


Hi, Laura! It’s time for a coffee break - what’s your go-to drink or snack?

"I should say something healthy… but I love a bag of crisps!"


What do you do at Ravensbourne?

"I head up the Marketing, Communications, and Content Team. As a team we are responsible for attracting new students to Ravensbourne, being guardians for the brand, keeping the website up to date, raising the university’s profile, shouting about all the amazing things we do, and communicating with our staff and students."


What's your favourite part of the role?

"Genuinely, it’s working every day with my amazing team! I also love the fact that, due to the nature of my role, I get to work with nearly every team across the organisation. I’ve met so many helpful people since starting here in December."


What do you do with your time outside of work?

"Outside of work, I mostly spend my time looking after my two children (well, three if you count my husband)."


How do you like to unwind and destress?

"I love to read and I dabble in a bit of meditation!"


What advice would you give to your 18-year-old self?

"Make more of the opportunities you get to broaden your horizons; go to new places, try new things, and meet new people. Once you have responsibilities it becomes a lot harder."


Quickfire questions!

People should watch… ‘The Last Kingdom’ on Netflix.

My most-used emoji is… the laughing face.

The best dessert is… way too hard to answer.

My summer cocktail is… it’s completely 80s, but I love a Martini Bianco and lemonade!

My favourite thing to do in London is… meet up with my friends – which gets increasingly tricky these days.