The Students’ Union is run by the students (democratically elected officers) for the students. We currently have three elected Officers and one member of staff.
Alex Tannatt Cook
Students' Union President
Vice President of Media and Welfare
Vice President of Design and Campaigns
What is the RSU?
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 Hollywood 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, Asian Society, Gaming 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.
RSU is run by the students for the students and there are many ways you can play a part in the process. You can get involved as an SU Officer, Student Rep, society member, freelancer, volunteer or anything else. We have several opportunities throughout the year.
Become an SU officer
Every year we ask you to vote for the students that you think should be elected as our President and Vice Presidents. These elected students then work on the issues that are affecting you, responding to your feedback and bringing about positive changes at Ravensbourne. You can also nominate yourself for election! It’s a fun experience and a great opportunity to develop your leadership and communication skills. Explore your opportunities here.
Become a student rep
As a student rep, you will be representing the voice of your peers, contributing to the decision making process, improving your own academic experience along with those of others and gaining transferable skills valued by employers. The Rep election should take place during the first or second week of teaching. If you would like to become a Student Rep, please speak to your Subject Leader and request them to hold an election. Find out more.
Create a society or become a member of existing one
There are a range of clubs and societies to take part in including: Basketball, Football, Snow society, Movie, Anime and Games Society (MAGS), Afro-Caribbean Society, Christian Union, Islamic Society, Drama Society, Street Dance Society, and many, many more. If you would like to join a society or create one, please visit the Union website.
Freelancers and volunteers
We recruit student staff to run our events, campaigns and societies. We also need volunteers throughout the year to get involved as directors, crews, acts, performers, riggers, promoters, photographers etc. Watch out for these opportunities and get involved!
Join our community on facebook.com/ravesu or follow us on Twitter @_ravesu