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Ravensbourne is an industry-focused higher education institution in the heart of London’s newest creative hub. A champion of creativity and collaboration, it offers practical digital media and design courses at all levels; its students have worked on briefs for the BBC, Royal Shakespeare Company and Ford.

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UCAS Code: R06

League Table Scores

  • Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    109
  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    3.93 / 5.00
  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the university.

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  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the university.

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  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    73.4 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio
    Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the university.

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    28.8
  • Academic Services Spend
    Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the university spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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    1,314
  • Facilities Spend
    Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the university spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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    346
  • Good Honours
    Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    65.6 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion
    Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the university.

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    77.9 / 100.0

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Student Statistics

Student population

Small
<5,000
Medium
5–10,000
Large
10–25,000
Largest
>25,000

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 98%
  • Postgraduate 2%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 100%

Where students come from

  • UK 90%
  • EU 4%
  • Other 5%

Student gender

  • Male 50%
  • Female 50%

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Undergraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Student Services and Facilities

Library

  • The Study Zone includes over 20,000 books, an ever-growing e-book and DVD collection, access to some of the best industry databases and journals, plus a materials library.

Student jobs

  • Based next to the O2 Arena and within a short tube journey of most of London, part-time work for students in retail and hospitality should be available.

Careers advice

  • The Careers and Industry Liason team at Ravensbourne provides careers advice for current and former students.
  • Ravensbourne's excellent industry links also present the opportunity for students to organise work placements.

Health services

  • Ravensbourne advises students to register with a local GP near to where they live.

Counselling services

  • Students with personal issues or struggling to cope are supported with guidance or counselling; regular drop-in sessions are run and all services are free to Ravensbourne students.

Disability support

  • The Student Support team at Ravensbourne offer disabled students support with study skills, specialist tutoring and mentoring.

Other services and facilities

  • The CLR or Central Loan Resource has over 4,000 pieces of equipment including cameras, lighting, microphones, laptops and IT accessories. New and updated equipment is added regularly. The CLR team also offers monthly training sessions in addition to the training students get on their course.

Students' Union

  • The Ravensbourne Students' Union (RSU) organises regular events, including events in support of campaigns such as Children in Need and Mental Health Day.
  • The adjacent O2 Arena is often used as a venue by the Ravensbourne Students' Union. Students are also eligible for discounts at the shops, restaurants and bars in the O2.
  • The RSU operates a range of societies, including Football, Christian Union and Cheerobics.

History

  • Ravensbourne was formed in 1962 following the merger of the Bromley School of Art and the Department of Furniture Design of the Beckenham School of Art.
  • Until 2010, it was known as Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication.
  • Later that year, Ravensbourne moved to its current location in Greenwich, next to the O2 Arena.

Fascinating Fact

  • Ravensbourne students are designing fashion collections for Wrangler's 70th anniversary celebrations.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • David Bowie – singer, actor and all-round creative genius.
  • Stella McCartney – fashion designer and daughter of Sir Paul McCartney.
  • Peter James – writer and winner of WHSmith's award for the Best Crime Author of All Time.
  • Gareth Unwin – film producer perhaps best known for his Oscar-winning work on The King's Speech.
  • Nazaneen Ghaffar – weather presenter for Sky News.
  • Bruce Oldfield – fashion designer whose clients have included Sienna Miller, Taylor Swift and the late Diana, Princess of Wales.
  • Jay Osgerby – designer whose studio designed the award-winning London 2012 Olympic torch.

Address

Ravensbourne, 6 Penrose Way, Greenwich Peninsula, London, SE10 0EW