Ravensbourne

Greenwich | South East England

Creative City

Ucas code: R06

Ravensbourne is a university sector college innovating in digital media and design, with a vocationally focused portfolio of courses, spanning fashion, television and broadcasting, interactive product design, and lots more. We are a centre of excellence, industry accredited and a Skillset Media Academy.
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What students say about this university

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    • Nightlife

      As we are right next to the O2 it's quite good for restraunts.

      2014, 2nd year, Visual & Audio Effects

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    • Facilities

      Social life here is great if you like getting mindlessly drunk, if not, you're kind of left to find your own entertainment. I...

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      2012, 2nd year, Visual & Audio Effects

      Facilities

      Social life here is great if you like getting mindlessly drunk, if not, you're kind of left to find your own entertainment. I started up a drama society and have had practically no support from the SU apart from them wanting to take credit for my work, I do however anticipate all the above changing with a new SU team this year

      2012, 2nd year, Visual & Audio Effects

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    • Everyday expenses

      Opportunities for flexible work are great - I do bits and pieces of work for the uni, and even better some freelance editing...

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      2012, 2nd year, Visual & Audio Effects

      Everyday expenses

      Opportunities for flexible work are great - I do bits and pieces of work for the uni, and even better some freelance editing work. The O2 also very close and many people I know have flexible part time work there However, it is an expensive part of London and there's been no money management advice available as far as I'm aware

      2012, 2nd year, Visual & Audio Effects

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    • The downside

      Other courses, specifically digital photography, 1 visiting lecturer all year scheduled to be in whilst we were due to be in...

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      2012, 1st year, Photography

      The downside

      Other courses, specifically digital photography, 1 visiting lecturer all year scheduled to be in whilst we were due to be in another lecture. Being so focused on canon equipment and mac computers, completely biased and if you are a nikon/windows user, you do feel a massive pressure to convert which is not financially possible in most cases. The projects on photography are so specific and similar and uninsping, I honestly have bearly learnt anything in the whole year, which i am not impressed at, 3600 odd a year for this? is just not worth it. In the the 3rd term (10 weeks) I was timetabled for less than 25 days in uni, with only one project for the whole term. Every project i've been given i've been told to 'keep it simple, stupid (K.I.S.S), meaning my creativity is constantly shot down and forced to be as basic as possible, the projects are all very similar and get boring and tedious. One of the two photography lecturers is the worst teacher i have ever had, every single question someone asks him, he either makes a sarcastic comment, doesn't answer ('i've already answered this question in the brief' when you are asking the question because you don't understand what he's written) or tells you to find out yourself ('i'm not going to spoon-feed you' when asking a specific question about submission, the difference between a pass and a fail), which is not particularly helpful or inspiring. I have currently lost all passion for my subject by constantly being squashed down to fit into these simple ideas in strict breifs.

      2012, 1st year, Photography

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    • Everyday expenses

      There is a nearby Tesco that has meal deals which is useful for getting lunch. There are plenty of options for Transport...

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      2012, 3rd year, Animation Techniques

      Everyday expenses

      There is a nearby Tesco that has meal deals which is useful for getting lunch. There are plenty of options for Transport within the area, such as boats, tubes and buses. There are numerous opportunities for part time work in several bars

      2012, 3rd year, Animation Techniques

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    • Political scene

      There is only a LGBT society.

      2014, 2nd year, Visual & Audio Effects

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How students describe this university

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Creative

We haven't been able to speak to enough students to get reliable descriptions of this institution yet, but we have labelled it 'creative' because it specialises in one or more areas of the arts.

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Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Student score 76% MED
Average graduate salary £18k LOW
% of graduates in work or further study 95% MED

Overall student satisfaction

80%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

2,055

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

97%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

2%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

44%

of students are female

Young / Mature

6%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

8%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

52%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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