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Six reasons to choose Ravensbourne

There are many reasons to study at Ravensbourne, but here are our top six:

  1. Industry focus

    We've got a strong track record in getting good jobs for our graduates, because we equip them with the practical skills they need to excel in the workplace. Our current graduate employability rate is an impressive 96.4%. So more than 19 out of 20 students are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating. This figure is provided by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), and is based on 2016/17 graduates. 
    Ravensbourne is among the top third of all institutions in England for creative graduate salaries. This is based on median salaries 5 years after graduating taken from the Department for Education's Longitudinal Education Outcomes 2017.

    We have close working relationships with local and national industries, making sure that as a Ravensbourne learner you'll have access to a wealth of work placement opportunities.

    We had more students involved in broadcasting the Olympic and Paralympic games than any other education institution in London, and we also ran live projects with prestigious firms such as Barclays, Marks and Spencer and Ogilvy.

    We’ve always looked for a strong relationship with colleges who can provide us with great candidates for work experience, which Ravensbourne fulfills hands down.

    The level of competency of the students is very impressive, both in creative thinking and technical prowess.

    Matt Morgan, Moonshine Media

  2. Staff

    Our staff aren't just highly regarded academics - many of them also bring with them years of experience with industry greats, from Vogue to Walt Disney Studios, the BBC and more. So you'll be learning from the experts.
  3. Reputation

    In the 50 years since we were established, we've built a name for ourselves by producing some of Britain's finest - and most diverse - creative talent. We're currently in the top 20 in the EU and in the top 10 in the UK for Art & Design *QS World University Rankings

    Music legend David Bowie, fashion designer Stella McCartney, 2012 Olympic torch designer Jay Osgerby and The King's Speech and Oscar winning producers Simon Egan and Gareth Unwin were all trained here. And thousands more of our alumni are making waves across their professions, with many picking up industry awards.

    Our reputation is international - we were recently named one of the top 100 European design schools by Italian architecture and design magazine Domus.
  4. Creative engagement

    Innovation is at the heart of all we do, so it's no surprise we're at the forefront of the creative and technology sectors. 

    We regularly hold events to bring creative minds together and stimulate debate, attracting some of the biggest names in the digital arts. In the past we have partnered with Mozilla on Mozfest, an event about the future of the web, as well as held Music Tech Fest and the 3D Storytelling conference, exploring the creative use of 3D.

    We want to give our students the best access to cutting edge digital technology. So we have a laptop bursary scheme, offering a £300 discount for students enrolling on undergraduate courses. And you can find entitlements on creative software packages, some of which are free, at our student store.  

  5. Location

    As a cutting-edge creative institution, Ravensbourne couldn't be better placed. We're right next door to the world famous O2 music arena, and as a learner here you'll be eligible for discounts to a number of its restaurants, bars and shops.

    We're on the Greenwich digital peninsula, London's newest digital community, and close to Tech City, the capital's fast-growing media and technology hub.
  6. Building

    Our open plan building was designed for collaboration and creative working - winning the prestigious RIBA award for most innovative higher education building in London in 2011.

    Not only will you have access to our high-tech creative suites and doubleheight HDTV studio, but you'll be sharing space with industry entrepreneurs.

    We've hosted several high-profile commercial users, from Google and YouTube to The Walt Disney Company. And we're home to several start-up creative businesses through the Ravensbourne Incubator programme.

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