About us

Ravensbourne Students’ Union (RSU) is here to ensure that students have the best academic and social experience at Ravensbourne. The Union works as the channel of communication between students and the Institution and represents the voice of the students at Ravensbourne and in the local area of Greenwich Peninsula. Students at Ravensbourne automatically become members of the Union during enrolment.

RSU ensures that student voices are heard at all levels. It represents students’ opinion to the institution on all matters affecting their life and education and promotes general welfare and social, cultural and athletic activities. The SU opposes all discrimination, promotes inclusivity and actively supports Ravensbourne’s Equal Opportunities Policy.

The Union organises regular events to put fun in student life. When new students arrive at Ravensbourne they start with the Freshers Week – five days and nights of social and induction activities to help them settle into life at Ravensbourne. Then there is a Freshers Fayre, a day full of activities, opportunities, interactions and student discounts. Students make new friends, learn everything they need to know before they start their studies and have lots of fun in the process!

The Student Social takes place inside the building twice in every term where a mobile bar sells affordable alcohol. This is an opportunity for students and staff alike to unwind, network, get ready to party or relax.

Student can expect plenty of activities throughout the year, linked to campaigns such as Go Green Week, Fairtrade Fortnight, Children in Need, Sports Relief and Mental Health Day. Events take place both on and off campus. The O2 is often used as a venue, and students are eligible for discounts at shops, restaurants and bars there, including the Brooklyn Bowl, Nando’s, Slug and Lettuce, Wasabi, The Water Margins and Starbucks.

There are a range of clubs and societies for students to take part in including: Fencing, Football, Snow society, Movie, Anime and Games Society (MAGS), Afro-Caribbean Society, Christian Union, Islamic Society, Cheerobics, Film Society, and many, many more. You can join a society of your choice or create one.

RSU is an eco-friendly union and is dedicated to becoming environmentally sustainable. It has been maintaining a gold status in the NUS’s Green Impact Awards Scheme since 2012.

The Students’ Union shop has a wide range of products at a reasonable price. The product range includes pads, pen, pencils, sketchbooks, glue, 3D filaments, sewing kits, tape and may more.

For more information, come down to the SU Office on the Mezzanine floor (M01) during the opening hours, send us an email on hello@ravesu.co.uk or like us on Facebook.