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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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    • Everyday expenses

      Rent and travel in London is where all the money goes. I spend 440 a month approx on rent and electric and 50.40 a month on...

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      2012, 2nd year, Producing Motion Pictures

      Everyday expenses

      Rent and travel in London is where all the money goes. I spend 440 a month approx on rent and electric and 50.40 a month on a student bus pass on a student oyster card Many of my friends buy tube and bus travel cards for a month at over 80 which I can't afford There are always work opportunities at the O2, the pay is good and you get to work casually and in 5 hour shifts, which is good as student life is busy already. As soon as my loan comes in I always take out all of my rent money and trade so that I know everything left, I can spend. Due to this, I've never run into money trouble. Only additional costs are for student films...which you can claim on expenses if for a uni assessment, but it takes a few weeks to come through.

      2012, 2nd year, Producing Motion Pictures

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    • Everyday expenses

      Levy restaurant hold open 50 jobs at the beginning of every intake (they are jobs in the O2) just for students at ravensbourne....

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      2012, 1st year, Creative Arts & Design Not Elsewhere Classified

      Everyday expenses

      Levy restaurant hold open 50 jobs at the beginning of every intake (they are jobs in the O2) just for students at ravensbourne. IF you want to save money, bring packed lunch and a flask. Dont socialise. Live in your castoffs you have worn since secondary school.

      2012, 1st year, Creative Arts & Design Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Everyday expenses

      It is very hard, the only cheap place in the uni area for food is tescos, but with the variety of restaurants close by it is...

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      2012, 1st year, Photography

      Everyday expenses

      It is very hard, the only cheap place in the uni area for food is tescos, but with the variety of restaurants close by it is easy to be tempted. There is little work opportunities going and halls is very expensive. For my first year i paid 700 a month rent (not including the admin fees to pay in 10 installments), i am moving into a place for my second year which is 360 a month, massive saving there but it took a while to find it. There is additional course costs, there is a pressure to buy a mac laptop from the uni, even with them taking the bursary they offer into account its still between 600-1000, for my course i had to get pictures professionally printed and mounted which cost roughly 70. As a nikon user, there is only roughly 2 nikon lenses in the uni for me to borrow and they are both very poor lenses, so I either have to buy my own or borrow a whole canon camera and use those lenses. I am constantly told that i should get used to using the canon cameras as it is good to be able to use both, but no canon user is told to use nikon, the biasing towards certain brands and companies is very pressuring and stressful as it is expensive things. Transport is fairly cheap but it does add up especially if you have a job and travel there as well. Having to travel at peak times for early lectures is more expensive and busy which is not particularly enjoyable or pleasent, the transportation is also very unreliable with constant delays or closures which is a hassle.

      2012, 1st year, Photography

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    • Academic Experience

      I found my year at ravensbourne to be both educational and fun. The tutors were extremely helpful and gave minimal one lecture...

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      2013, 1st year, Photography

      Academic Experience

      I found my year at ravensbourne to be both educational and fun. The tutors were extremely helpful and gave minimal one lecture a week which helped inspire us on our brief as well as advice for future tasks. The briefs set for my course also allowed every individual to come up with their own response and we also were made to attend small crits at the en of every week so we could share and bounce our ideas and give eachother advice on how to progress our ideas further. We also had written assignments to do where we were given ideas on how to research and produce individual answers.

      2013, 1st year, Photography

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    • The upside

      Creativity, Media, Industry Connection

      2013, 2nd year, Accountancy

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    • Facilities

      library is small but has a varied collection. Building is new so very modern but plain. We have no student bar on campus but...

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      2012, 1st year, Creative Arts & Design Not Elsewhere Classified

      Facilities

      library is small but has a varied collection. Building is new so very modern but plain. We have no student bar on campus but next to the O2 which has a bar we use as a student one at certain times of day as long as there isn't an event on. Right near major bus terminal and tube station so great for getting round london. Cant park anywhere unless you have lots of money.Tesco express is your friend for lunch time , or sub ways :) lots of places to eat, we do have a cafe....they are ok but tesco cheaper and have more variety. Starbucks, we have that within a minutes walk just inside the O2 :)

      2012, 1st year, Creative Arts & Design Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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.

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 95% MED
Student score 68% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k LOW

Overall student satisfaction

71%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

2,190

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

96%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

1%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

47%

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

47%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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