January 27, 2015

Open days, scholarships, and upcoming events with Visiting Professor Massimo Banzi

Daero Ra, Mimosa, 2014. Touch-sensitive light display. Photo: Richard Colson.

Ravensbourne is a world-class higher education institution located in the heart of London offering innovative, industry-focused courses in digital media and design. Our distinctive approach to postgraduate experience is to provide a future sensitive and trans-disciplinary environment equipped with industry-standard facilities dedicated to the latest practice-based research methods and transferable skills highly responsive to trends in digital economy.

See the overview of our courses here.

Ravensbourne has a strong track record in graduate employability and business creation and it hosts more than 100 creative technology businesses that collaborate with its student body. Our renowned academics and highly active industry practitioners are offering their first-hand expertise on leading design practices, applied research and critical study. Find out more about our postgraduate team here.


Massimo Banzi’s appointment as Visiting Professor 
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Massimo Banzi as Visiting Professor. Massimo, the co-founder of the Arduino prototyping board and prominent figure of the open source community, will be delivering master classes titled “Connected Objects.”

The first workshop will be run on March 6 (date TBC). Click here for more information.


Open Days
Ravensbourne is hosting a number of postgraduate open days where those interested in our courses can see our facilities, meet academics and talk to students studying on one of our programmes.

To register to attend one of the Open Days please select one of the dates below, and book online
– 10am–1pm, Wednesday, 18 February 2015
– 10am–1pm, Wednesday, 22 April 2015
– 10am–1pm, Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Find out more about our open days.


Bursaries and scholarships

Postgraduate (international) scholarship
The award is aimed at promoting postgraduate studies for students with the prospect and ability to make an exceptional contribution at Masters level. We invite applications from students with an outstanding portfolio, academic merit and preparedness for high-quality study in their chosen discipline area; we look for the articulation of how a bursary will contribute to the applicant’s long-term career aims. There are three awards available at worth 1,500 GBP each.

Postgraduate Stationer’s Bursary
We are delighted to announce the launch of a new scholarship worth 9,000 GBP for Ravensbourne postgraduate students.

There are three awards available at worth 3,000 GBP each for students applying to the following postgraduate courses:
– MA Communication Design
– MA/MSc Interactive Digital Media
– MA/MSc Professional Media Practice

The Professor Robin Baker Scholarship
The Professor Robin Baker Scholarship is a merit-based award which is open to applicants to Ravensbourne’s postgraduate programmes. Normally, Ravensbourne will award either one full-fee scholarship or two part-time (or half full-time fee) scholarships annually depending on the range and calibre of applicants.

Find out more about all our bursaries and scholarships.


Industry and professional talks 

Our vibrant postgraduate community is further enhanced by a series of additional events and talks where we invite key practitioners to share their ideas with us. Recent speakers have included:
Daniel Brown, award-winning digital designer 
– James Alliban, renowned digital artist
Jonathan Ackroyd, CEO of Alexander McQueen
Miguel Rodriguez VERTU
James McArthur, CEO of Anja Hindmarch, formerly President of Gucci Group
Andrew McGrath, Head of Mobile UX at Thomson Reuters
Roland Harwood, CEO of 100%Open
Daniel Glaser, Director and Founder of Science Gallery
Fiona Dawe, Founder of Youthnet
– Neil Jameson, CEO of Citizens UK.

Our industry partners include Immersive, Samsung, Thomson Reuters, Framestore, MPC Moving Picture Company, The Mill, Level39 at Canary Wharf, @newmedia2.0, CERCA, Bethnal Green Ventures, StreetGames, Action for Happiness, British Music Experience, Chartered Management Institute, Vital Space, 100%Open, Tutu Desks, Share Academy.

Upcoming events:

Postgraduate Ravensbourne Late 
January 28, 2015, 5pm “Designing the Future – A Glimpse of what’s in Store in the World of Creativity, Technology and Social Transformation”
Register online here

Public talk by Jeremy Gardiner, Brigitta Zics and Paul Sternberg, followed by drinks and reception
A Vital Ideas event
March 6, 2015, 9:30am–1pm
“Open Innovation – Putting the Heart back into the Voluntary Sector”
Register online here

Public talk by Massimo Banzi and reception


Ravensbourne announces open days, scholarships, and Massimo Banzi as Visiting Professor

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