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London South Bank University (LSBU) is a public university in Elephant and Castle, London. It is based in the London Borough of Southwark, near the South Bank of the River Thames, from which it takes its name. Founded in 1892 as the Borough Polytechnic Institute, it achieved university status in 1992.
In 2015 the LSBU infrastructure was refined and today there are seven academic schools, namely the School of Applied Sciences, the School of Arts and Creative Industries, the School of The Built Environment and Architecture, the School of Business, the School of Engineering, the School of Health and Social Care, and the School of Law and Social Sciences.
In November 2016, the university was named the Entrepreneurial University of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards. Also, in the inaugural 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework, London South Bank University was awarded a Silver rating.
LSBU has been awarded University of the Year for Graduate Employment and prospects by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.
A lot of the university degree programs are vocational and are accredited by professional organisations, meaning that a high proportion of graduates are able to go straight into employment on completion of their course.
Elephant Studios is a modern hub where a community of creative talent can learn and collaborate using the latest industry standard equipment.
The Student Life Centre (SLC) is space for socialising, key student services and employability support. Dedicated and experienced Careers Service helps you find work placements and jobs with top blue-chip companies and valued public and voluntary organisations. Their professional vacancy handling service for LSBU graduates and students helps them find suitable full-time and part-time work, work experience, placements, temporary and vocational work.
Student Enterprise is also on hand to help with employability, and our Students' Union runs an Entrepreneurship Society.
LSBU deliver workshops, study materials and personal support to help students to become an active and engaged learner. In addition, LSBU provides specialist study materials through their online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Moodle site.
London South Bank University is ranked #751-800 in Qs Global World University Rankings.
123rd in the Times University Guide 2021 and 93rd in the Guardian University Guide 2021.