2022: Year in Review

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Article by: David Millett

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2022 has been another incredible year for Ravensbourne!

As we enter the last few days of 2022, we have taken a moment to look back over another fantastic year of successes, award wins, and collaborations.

It was difficult to narrow it down, but we have shortlisted 10 of our most stand-out stories from the year to create our 'Year in Review' gallery.

To find out more, simply scroll through the pictures and click on the circle in the lower left to read more. Click on the upper-right 'x' to close the picture and continue scrolling through the gallery.

We hope you enjoy reminiscing over all the amazing successes as much as we did!


Ravensbourne in 2022

Three Kopparberg bottles featuring limited-edition label designs

Our student designed Kopparberg’s first ever limited-edition bottles

March 2022

Kopparberg’s hugely popular flavoured ciders received their first ever limited-edition makeover, using designs created by Ben McKay, a second-year Ravensbourne BA (Hons) Advertising and Brand Design student. They were available in supermarkets, pubs, bars, and restaurants nationwide over the spring and summer.

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A film poster featuring Glenn Copeland

A Ravensbourne graduate’s film was nominated for a BAFTA

March 2022

A documentary edited by a Ravensbourne BA (Hons) Editing and Post Production graduate was nominated for a BAFTA, while two other documentaries edited by Ravensbourne graduates were longlisted. Tim Beeston, who graduated in 2014, was the editor for ‘Keyboard Fantasies’, a film that explores the philosophies and impact of transgender musician Glenn Copeland.

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A group photo of students from the Creative Capital society

Ravensbourne’s Creative Capital society won three prizes at student TV awards

April 2022

The 'Creative Capital' society at Ravensbourne – a fully student-led content creation society – had an incredible first year, taking home three prizes at the National Student Television Association (NaSTA) Awards, the most prestigious and longest-running student TV awards in the UK.

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Benedict and Colin Bridgerton wear Ravensbourne alumnus' designs

A fashion graduate designed outfits for the Bridgerton brothers

April 2022

Ravensbourne BA (Hons) Fashion graduate Ifeanyi Okwuadi designed outfits for Luke Thompson and Luke Newton, perhaps better known to viewers as Benedict and Colin Bridgerton. The designs were part of an official collaboration between Netflix and the British Fashion Council to celebrate the recent launch of the hit show’s second season.

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New Blood Award trophies in the shape of short, thick pencils

Ravensbourne students won four prizes at the New Blood Awards

May 2022

Our third-year BA (Hons) Advertising and Brand Design students won an incredible four awards at the 2022 D&AD New Blood Awards. The New Blood Awards is one of the most important advertising competitions in the world, and competition is fierce – thousands of students from well over 100 different countries enter each year.

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Four models wear designs designed by Ravensbourne Fashion graduates

Ravensbourne returned to London Fashion Week

June 2022

Ravensbourne had a spectacular return to London Fashion Week this year. Attendance at the exclusive event was packed, with guests from across the fashion spectrum in attendance at the event on Saturday 11 June. 15 Ravensbourne BA (Hons) Fashion students unveiled their final collections.

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Packaging design in a tear drop shape

Product Design students found success in awards competitions

July 2022

Our BA (Hons) Product Design students had a bumper year at awards ceremonies this summer, taking home prizes in multiple international and UK competitions. Three students won awards at the PIDA UK competition, the UK branch of a global contest that holds competitions in Europe, America, and Asia. Three of our second-year students also won silver awards in the Starpack Students competition.

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Edwina Arthur holds up a shoe she designed

Graduate’s award-winning footwear celebrated black voices

July 2022

Ravensbourne BA (Hons) Fashion Accessory and Textiles Futures graduate Edwina Arthur won a New Designers Award for her innovative footwear celebrating black women and empowering black voices. She won a two-month paid placement at Pentland as part of her prize.

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A group shot of students from Ravensbourne and My Brother's Keeper

Ravensbourne students designed for Nike Jordan in Obama Foundation collaboration

November 2022

Students from Ravensbourne University London and My Brother's Keeper, part of the Obama Foundation, collaborated to create a multi-platform creative campaign for the iconic Nike Jordan basketball brand. The students’ concepts and designs were displayed on a full-size basketball court, with two basketball teams wearing custom jerseys designed by the students.

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Tinker Hatfield and Idris Elba meet in the Barbican

Idris Elba and Tinker Hatfield received honorary doctorates from Ravensbourne

December 2022

Ravensbourne University London was proud to give honorary doctorates to actor-director Idris Elba and designer Tinker Hatfield, making them our first ever recipients of these awards. The prestigious awards were presented at Ravensbourne’s graduation ceremony at the Barbican in London. They received the degrees alongside 800 graduates from our incredible class of 2022.

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