London South Bank University

London South Bank University

London South Bank University's roots are in the real world. We offer industry-relevant degrees that mean you can become the best version of yourself. Here you’ll gain skills for life and the experience employers are looking for.

Top reasons to study here

  • Our teaching practice is informed and many courses offer work experience opportunities. With our strong employer links and numerous partnerships.
  • Our academic staff deliver an innovative curriculum. All staff enhance professional opportunities by combining their own knowledge with education theory.
  • Whatever the course, London South Bank University has the facilities to fully support it.



Originally the Borough Polytechnic Institute, we laid down roots in south London in 1892 and has been improving the lives of students, businesses and the local community ever since.

Our original aim 'to promote the industrial skill, general knowledge, health and well-being of young men and women' remains central to our mission today.  


Our academic staff deliver an innovative curriculum. All staff enhance professional opportunities by combining their own knowledge of developed practice with education theory. As well as their academic backgrounds, you'll find staff have an impressive range of professional expertise and are often invited to act as consultants for external enterprises. As a leading provider of fully accredited professional courses and excellent industry links, a qualification from LSBU is recognised across the world.


Our Research Centres are externally facing beacons of innovative, timely research, with an international reputation for achievement and innovation. A key role is to catalyse and support collaborations and work with the Research Groups to enable academics to learn from their peers and support the development of early career researchers.


The Employability and Placements Service (LSBU Careers Hub and LSBU Employment) is here to help you develop the skills, experience and connections to gain graduate level employment after completion of your study

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Student services

At LSBU we provide advice and support for students on a wide range of non-academic and educational needs. Our aim is to enable all students to achieve their potential while studying, by providing an approachable and reliable service that students can trust. Any questions or concerns you may have, the student services are here for you.

We provide:

  • Accommodation advice
  • Disability and dyslexia support
  • Employment and career advice
  • Financial advice
  • ID card support
  • International student advice
  • Mental health and wellbeing support
  • Student life guide
  • Student status and Council Tax exemption letters

Housing services

LSBU is a part of the UUK which protects our students’ rights to safe, high-quality accommodation. This ensures our students get the best out of their time living in our residences. It outlines everything students can expect from our us as well as their responsibilities as tenants. The Code has already raised standards of accommodation at LSBU and underpins our ongoing dedication to our students. We are fully committed to providing safe, comfortable living environments which will help support our students in leading a successful and enjoyable student life.

Library services

LSBU has two library buildings - the Perry Library on Southwark Campus which holds items for all LSBU courses, and Havering Campus Library which holds items for health-related courses.

We have a range of study environments for individual and group learning, course materials, online information resources, as well as over 230,000 books and DVDs.  

ICT services

LSBU uses the Eduroam service to connect Wi-Fi devices from campus hotspots.

Medical services

We strongly advise students to register with a doctor as soon as you enrol so that you can obtain immediate medical advice and assistance if you fall ill or have an accident.

Information on registering with a local GP is available on the NHS website and provided during Welcome Week. The closest GP surgery to the Southwark Campus is Princess Street Surgery. 

Student Life

Campus life

  • LSBU’s Southwark campus is in Elephant and Castle. It’s our main campus and has been our home since 1892. 
  • Opening in September 2021, our Croydon campus will play a key role in our mission to transform lives, communities, businesses and society through applied education.
  • Away from the bustle and hustle of the city (which we know isn’t for everyone), Havering is a warm, welcoming and friendly campus environment. Classes are small and the campus has a tight knit community, which enables students to make friends and socialise with each other.

Sports facilities

We offer quality gym facilities, services and programmes to LSBU students, staff and the community. There is a 20+ station Fitness Suite, equipped with SMART Centre Technology for better performance monitoring and progression, as well as a selection of Free Weights including dumbbells from 2.5kg – 50kg and a Multi-Purpose Olympic Rack.

The gym also provides therapy services, personal fitness programmes and Personal Training, as well as an extensive Group Exercise Studio Timetable

Student clubs

London South Bank Students’ Union (LSBSU) is the centre of student life on campus and home to a number of key services and activities designed to help you get the most out of your student experience.

Coming to university is about more than getting a degree, it’s a time for you to develop your passions and bring those dreams to life.

London, England, United Kingdom


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