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What can you do with a product design degree?

Those choosing to pursue a career as a product designer need to gain both theoretical and practical design skills, so it’s best to find a degree programme that offers a broad knowledge of materials and production methods. The product design degree programme available at Ravensbourne allows you to further these skills and realise your career aspirations.

Career options

Maybe you want to become an exhibition designer, a further education lecturer, or an industrial product designer. Once you’ve graduated with a design degree, there are plenty of options open to you.

Try to broaden your career options by expanding your …

5 ways to keep the workforce happy and healthy

5 ways to keep the workforce happy and healthy

The benefits of a fit and healthy workforce are obvious, with increased productivity and a decrease in sick days among the most important. But what can an employer do to promote a healthy workplace?

Provide Free Fruit

Increasingly companies are providing a reglar supply of fresh fruit for their staff. This helps to ensure that employees have a balanced, vitamin rich diet which in turn helps to fight off illness before it takes hold.

Discount Gym Membership

Many of the larger chains of Gym, e.g. Virgin Active, offer a discount to corporate members. It can be expensive to …

Competition: Father’s Day Prizes

Competition: Father’s Day Prizes

We are delighted to announce our first ever competition on the site, with a selection of Father’s Day prizes to be won. There are 4 prizes up for grabs provided to us by Halfords.

  • 1st Prize – Auto Glym 3 Step Perfect Bodywork Car Kit
  • 2nd Prize – A handy multi-tool keyring
  • 3rd Prize – An emergency cash capsule

To be in with a chance of winning one of the prizes, send your answer to the following question to

What is the date of Father’s Day 2016?

Entries must be received by 5pm on July 1st. Winners …

Musculoskeletal and eye-related complaints need to be addressed by employers

Back Pain

Musculoskeletal and eye-related complaints appear to be a common occurrence in every day office life. And a survey we conducted at the Post Office Shop has found that back pain is the most prevalent complaint leaving four in ten desk bound employees in regular discomfort.

According to the Work Foundation, back pain alone costs the UK economy £7bn a year in work-related absences.

But it’s not just back pain that employers should be concerned about. Our poll compiled from over 1,100 responses found that there are a variety of musculoskeletal and eye disorders which are prevalent at work.

After …


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