London South Bank University

Address:103 Borough Rd, London SE1 0AA, UK

About London South Bank University

The origins of London South Bank University (LSBU) can be traced back to the foundation of Borough Polytechnic Institute in South London in the year 1892. In 1956, it was granted with the status of a Regional College of Technology. In 1970, the Polytechnic merged with the Brixton School of Building, the National College of Heating, Ventilating, Refrigeration and Fan Engineering and the City of Westminster College to form the Polytechnic of the South Bank. In 1987, the Polytechnic was renamed as South Bank Polytechnic and was given the right to confer research degrees in 1990. The next year, it merged with South West London College and Central Catering College at Waterloo. It received university status in 1992 and became South Bank University. It was finally given its current name on 1st September 2003. According to the rankings given under "University League Table 2020" by The Complete University Guide, the university was ranked 87.

Situated in London city centre, the LSBU campus features the first-rate infrastructure and offers excellent academic, recreational and residential facilities. It has hi-tech laboratories including forensic labs, Spatial Analysis and Informatics Lab (SAIL), psychology labs, Acoustics Lab, Digital Architecture Robotics Lab (DARLab), a Pub Lab, a chemical lab, interviewing rooms, a physiology suite and Therapeutic Radiography VERT Lab. The campus also houses Student Centre, Perry Library, Clarence Centre and Keyworth Event Theatre. It offers many options for convenient and comfortable on-campus accommodation. The Academy of Sports features a fitness suite, training zone, weights room, dance studio and a sports hall that offers facilities to play football, netball, basketball, cricket, badminton, table tennis and volleyball. The university also has a Havering campus in East London to train nursing students.

LSBU offers an array of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and apprenticeships in various fields including economics, architecture, business, arts, education, engineering, media, law, nursing, design, psychology, sciences, tourism, hospitality, marketing, finance, accounting, etc. It has over 18,000 students including 2,000 foreign students belonging to over 130 countries. The university has collaborations with numerous international universities that facilitate excellent student exchange and study abroad programmes. It also offers first-rate practical education and strives to enhance the students' employability and present them with outstanding employment opportunities.

The university has numerous notable alumni. Karl Burnett is the HR Director at BBC. Fleur Bothwick is the Head of Diversity and Inclusiveness for the Middle East, Europe, Africa and India at Ernst & Young. David Frost has served as British Chambers of Commerce director-general. Anne Milton is the Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury. Frank Brake co-founded Brake Bros Frozen Foods with his brother. Gary Bassett serves as the Head of Patient Experience in London Ambulance Service. Kevin McGrath is a property investor who runs M&M Asset Management. Peter Rees has served as the City of London's Chief Planning Officer. There are many other distinguished people associated with LSBU.



London South Bank University

Phone:+44 20 7815 7815
Address:103 Borough Rd, London SE1 0AA, UK
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