City Focus: why study in Greenwich, London?

City Focus: why study in Greenwich, London?

In this ‘City Focus’, Ravensbourne University London tells us why its unique position within the UK’s capital city London makes study in Greenwich attractive to international students.

We have all heard of Greenwich. Every time we look at a world clock, we read about it. We visit it whenever we holiday in London, and marvel at its parks and historical monuments. But did you know that it is also a world-class destination for higher education?

Diversity on your doorstep

London is a hugely diverse city: over a third of its residents were born in another country.

With unbeatable culture, awesome architecture and a history that goes back 2,000 years, it’s no wonder that London is the world’s number one city for students [1].

London also has one of the highest student populations of any city. Its vast range of universities have something for everyone, from science and humanities to art and design degrees.

When it comes to the arts, entertainment and cuisine, study in Greenwich, London, is a real pull for international students. Both visitors and residents love the capital’s galleries and museums, and there are almost as many shows in the theatres as New York. And students will never have to go far for delicious dining, whether from street food markets, local eateries or high-end restaurants.

A specialist creative university. Designed for industry

Creativity is at the heart of the London experience. And Greenwich offers this to international students in abundance.

Ravensbourne University London offers international students a unique experience. It specialises in practically-focused digital design and media courses, has teachers who work in the industry, and has strong relationships with many London-based employers.

Like London, Ravensbourne is diverse. It has a melting pot of cultures and backgrounds in its community of approximately 2,400 students, who are studying pre-degree, undergraduate, postgraduate and professional short courses.

Study in Greenwich is a gateway to a great career

Driven by industry standards and supported by the latest high-performance technology, it produces highly employable and enterprising graduates. Ravensbourne University London is ranked in the UK’s top 10 and in the top 20 in the EU for Art & Design [2].

What’s more, 96.4% of its graduates go into employment or further study within six months of graduating [3]. We also have a strong track record helping past students to set up their own businesses.

Ravensbourne is part of the Greenwich digital peninsula, London’s newest digital community, and close to Tech City, the capital’s fast-growing media and technology hub.

Its location in the heart of London next door to the world famous O2 music arena means that as a learner you’ll also get discounts to local restaurants, bars and shops.

Being based in London gives students a fantastic range of transportation, including trains, buses, tubes and easy access to the UK’s biggest airports.

[1] https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44039666
[2] QS World University Rankings
[3] DLHE based on 2016/17 graduates