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Further Education Accommodation


Ravensbourne has partnered with a number of private accommodation providers to offer students a home whilst at Ravensbourne. 

The information below is for academic year 2018/19. Prices and booking information for 2019/20 entrants, will be available from December 2018.

If you require further assistance or advice, please contact Student Services at studentservices@rave.ac.uk

Scape Living

Ravensbourne has partnered with Scape Living to provide stylish accommodation for our students. Situated on the Greenwich Peninsula near The O2 arena and plenty of bars, nightclubs and restaurants, Scape Greenwich is a short walk from Ravensbourne, North Greenwich tube and Emirates Air Line.

Ravensbourne has a small number of discounted rooms at Scape Living on the Greenwich Peninsular with an early check-in to accommodate our foundation students.

For 2018/19 academic year, the room rate is £203.69 per week on a 51 week contract.

The registration process for the discounted rooms at Scape will open 1st February via this webpage. If you would like to be considered for one of these rooms, you will need to complete the online application form and submit your answers. You will be added to our waiting list for a discounted room at Scape for 2019/20. 

Please note that this does not guarantee you a place, just that you wish to be considered.  The allocation process will start in May, we have certain criteria that we follow:

  • Students have to have accepted their place at Ravensbourne in order to be considered for a room.
  • Students with medical disabilities take priority
  • Distance from Ravensbourne 
  • First come first served basis as per the date/time you registered interest. 
If you are successful in the first round, we will email you to this affect. Scape with then contact you with a booking form. They will require a booking deposit of 2 weeks rent to confirm your room and will give you a period of 72 hours to complete your booking. If you do not complete within this time, the room will be reallocated to next student on the waiting list.  In confirming your booking, you are committing to a 51 week contract with Scape.

Please also be advised that you will be expected to pay a further 2 weeks rent in August and a refundable damages deposit of £250 upon check-in in September - this is all before you receive any maintenance loan payments from Student Finance England (first payment is usually received end of October).  

Please contact Scape directly to arrange a viewing.


Key dates:

1 February 2019

Online Registration of Interest form goes live on this web page

May 2019

Allocation process begins

McMillan Student Village 

Located 20 minutes from Ravensbourne by bus and just minutes away from Greenwich Village, with excellent transport links to the rest of London via bus, train and DLR. McMillan Village has a vibrant student environment in which to study, relax and make new friends. They provide modern, contemporary studios with en-suite facilities and your own kitchen space. Wifi is available throughout. Security features include a 24-hour manned reception.

Ravensbourne students received a discounted price for 2018/19. Silver studios started at £219 on a 43 week contract.  Please visit the website for more information and to book a viewing. 

Farndale Court

Set in Woolwich with good public transport links to Ravensbourne, Farndale Court offers student cluster flats and is a popular choice among our students.

2018/19 prices started at £640 per calendar month, including all utility bills, on a 48 week contract.

Please visit the Farndale Court website for more information on tours, cost, availability and how to book.

Sir John Cass Hall

Cass is a newly refurbished purpose-built building with 132 bedrooms arranged over three floors.

All of the single-study bedrooms have their own mini-fridges, washbasins and wireless broadband internet.

Cass is approximately 30-40 minutes from Ravensbourne by public transport.

Find out more information on cost, availability and how to book.

Claredale House

Located in Bethnal Green, Claredale House is 18 minutes away from Ravensbourne by Tube. 

Find out more information on cost, availability and how to book.


Unite student accommodation at Stratford One is positioned within the Olympic Park, next door to Westfield Shopping. Please visit the Unite website for further information on prices and availability or contact:

Orieta Ruda, Service & Sales Supervisor: E: Orieta.Ruda@unitestudents.com 
T: +44 (0) 207 928 4244

LHA - Davies Court

Ravensbourne have developed a new exciting connection with London's Davies Court. The accommodation is booked on a weekly basis and with just £300 deposit, it has one of the most flexible contract structures available. There is a discount for our students who book for long periods, so make sure you reference Ravensbourne when you inquire.

Please contact LHA London directly for details of viewing or bookings.

Renting privately

London is a fantastic city to live and work and whilst it is a very positive experience, people often find the find the prospect of finding private sector housing daunting.  

London is distinct from most other places in the UK when it comes to private accommodation, particularly for students, because it is not usually possible to arrange your accommodation far in advance of starting your course. This is a great thing as it gives you plenty of time to think about your accommodation options and decide on the best one. Most people find their accommodation about 1-2 months before moving in.

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Ravensbourne have enlisted the services of the University of London Housing Services (ULHS) who run a private housing service for many students in London. Both current students and those with an offer to study, can access these services.

The ULHS can offer advice on how to find accommodation, which areas to consider, what the options are, pricing and more. They produce a Private Housing Guide which includes a vast amount of information on how to search and secure accommodation in London.

They have an online database of accommodation offers from registered landlords and letting agents which operates throughout the year. These offers include flats and houses for groups as well as rooms in shared flats and houses.

They offer housing advice including a contract checking service which allows you to have your contract for private accommodation checked before you sign. They also offer legal advice should you get into any difficulty in private accommodation.

If you have any questions about finding accommodation in London then please contact ULHS:

E: housing@london.ac.uk 
T: +44 (0)20 7862 8880
Facebook: UoLHousingServices   
Twitter: @ulhs

International student accommodation

International Students House (ISH) provides affordable Central London based accommodation for students.

Residents get access to essential facilities, such as kitchens, bathrooms, Wi-Fi, an on-site bar and restaurant, and the opportunity to participate in a range of fun and educational events.

Please visit their website for more information and to book.

Please be aware that all students are required to have overseas travel/medical insurance to cover themselves whilst staying in London.

Under 18s

Please note that the majority of student accommodation providers will not accept bookings from students who will be under the age of 18 on the first day of their course.  This is down to child protection issues.  The exception to this rule, is McMillan, London who are able to take a limited number of under 18 students. The other alternative is to live with a Host Family - see below:

Host Families

It is also worth considering staying with a host family whilst studying a foundation degree at Ravensbourne. Check out:


Further support & advice

For any queries about accommodation, please contact Student Services.

Click on the following links for further advice, provided by Citizen's Advice Bureau, on living in University Housing and/or living in Rented Accommodation.

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