About us

We’re an innovative, industry-focused university located next to the world-famous O2 on the vibrant Greenwich Peninsula

Producing highly employable graduates

We have a community of approximately 2,600 students and offer practically focused digital media and design courses from pre-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate to professional short course level. Driven by industry standards and supported by the latest high-performance technology, we produce highly employable and enterprising graduates. We have a strong track record in graduate employability and business creation.

Ravensbourne also hosts alongside its student community more than 100 creative technology businesses that utilise its leading edge technologies and media resources, and collaborate with its student body and industry partners.

Our corporate strategy 2021-2026

Who we are

A specialist creative university, designed for industry.


To develop people, ideas and innovation, in collaboration with industry.


We will influence the world through creativity and technology in learning, research, and business.

We will inspire a highly diverse range of people, valuable to and valued by the world beyond university.

We will innovate as a resilient, agile and future-facing organisation, to extend our reach and relevance.


Swathed in a mosaic of 28,000 gleaming tiles, our building plays a standout role on the Greenwich Peninsula. Bold, brave and built for 21st-century learning, it perfectly encapsulates all that is Ravensbourne

Designed by Farshid Moussavi from the acclaimed Foreign Office Architects in 2010, the Ravensbourne building has been hailed as a masterclass in functional design and public art by RIBA magazine

Holding its own against the iconic O2 arena, the building is swathed in different coloured, tesellated aluminium tiles and circular windows of different sizes. Together, they create a sense of movement, reflecting our boundless creativity, diversity, experimental nature and our focus on creative design and technology.

Thanks to its eco-friendly design and dazzling good looks, the building swiftly won the RIBA award for best Higher Education building in 2011.

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