London South Bank University

  • Address: 103 Borough Road
    SE1 0AA


London South Bank University (LSBU) – originally the Borough Polytechnic Institute – 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 wellbeing of young men and women' remains central to our mission today. Our practical and vocational approach ensures our students will leave equipped with the skills to meet the challenges of today's workplace.

Our mission is to be recognised as an enterprising civic university that addresses real world challenges.

By 2020, we want to be London’s top modern university and our Corporate Strategy 2015–2020 (PDF File 749 KB) sets out how we’ll achieve this vision:

Student success
We want to be recognised for providing a personalised and practical education that will set graduates up for a successful career and prepare them to hit the ground running.

Real world impact
Our teaching is accredited, applied and professional, while our research creates new knowledge with practical applications, helping to find solutions to global issues.

Access to opportunity
We've built strong links with local and international partners, creating new global opportunities while engaging with our communities and widening participation.

Strategic enablers
We make sure we have the right facilities, systems and people to deliver our strategy.