London South Bank University

London South Bank University

The London South Bank University is a cosmopolitan university with over 15,000 students, from over 130 countries located in the United Kingdom. The main campus of the university is located in Southwark, London. Two smaller campuses are present at Whipps Cross Hospital and Havering, both of which are situated in East London. The University operates out of the departments of Health and Social Care, Business and Computing, Arts and Humanities, and Engineering and the Built Environment.

LSBU is one of London’s oldest universities; since 1892 the university has focused on providing professional opportunity for all who can benefit. The university has strong links with business and employers in the private and public sectors, which feed into courses and help students to form useful career connections and experience. Work placements feature on many LSBU courses. London South Bank University has a compact city-centre campus close to Elephant and Castle, Waterloo and London Bridge tube and rail stations. There is also a campus in Havering, Essex.

Summary of London South Bank University

LOCATION London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, London, SE1 0AA
POPULAR COURSES Accounting and Finance

Business Management

Computer Science




Tourism and Hospitality Management




London South Bank University has a reputation for teaching that has been recognised with a Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. LSBU leapt an impressive 15 places from 108th in 2017 to 93rd place this year placing us in the top 10 universities climbing up the league table.

London South Bank University (LSBU) also entered the top 100 places in the Complete University Guide 2019 national league table.

  • 106th in the Times University Guide 2018
  • 78th in the Guardian University Guide 2019
  • Teaching excellence: In 2017 the University was recognised with a TEF Silver award for teaching excellence;
  • In the top 20 nationally for graduate employment and starting salaries: In 2016-17, 82% of LSBU leavers were in graduate employment and further study (UK average is 75%). climbing year on year from 48% in 2013 to 82% in 2016/17;
  • Industry recognition for employability and graduate prospects: Awarded University of the Year for Graduate Employment & Prospects 2018 by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

London South Bank emerged as one of the top three modern universities in London, following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. In 2017, London South Bank was named ‘University of the Year for Graduate Employment’ by the Times University Guide.


London South Bank University is located in Central London, Newington. London is a leading global city, has been described as a world cultural capital and in 2012 became the first to host a summer Olympics three times. Strong in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport, it is one of the world’s leading financial and legal centres.
Our main campus is a 10-minute walk from the famous centre of the arts, South Bank, and mainline stations such as London Waterloo and London Bridge, and a two-minute walk from Elephant & Castle Underground station. Stay in our halls of residence or nearby in private rented accommodation and you’ll have the perfect base to explore the history and culture of this megacity.

Accommodation at London South Bank University

LSBU has four halls of residence right in the heart of central London, giving students a perfectly-located yet safe and comfortable base. All of our halls are within a 10-minute walk of our Southwark campus.

International students attending the University for the first time are guaranteed accommodation if they meet the allocation criteria and apply to our Accommodation Office by 1 August.

Our residences have great public transport connections, whether you’re travelling by bus, train or London Underground, and are a close to many of London’s key attractions and amenities.

We have over 1,400 single bedrooms spread across four buildings. Each single occupancy, self-catered room features:

  • A choice of en-suite or standard room
  • Wi-Fi internet and access to the University network
  • On-site laundry facilities
  • on-site management teams and on-call staff for emergencies

All rooms are non-smoking and have access to a kitchen. Flats accommodate between two and nine residents, depending on the building.

  • Nearly all students who request accommodation, meet the selection criteria, and complete the relevant paperwork by the required deadline are offered places.
  • Priority is given to international students, first-year undergraduate and postgraduate students, students with special needs and those who live furthest away from the university.
  • University-owned accommodation is within a ten-minute walk of the campus.

Notable Alumni at LSBU

  • Dr Sue Black OBE – Tech evangelist and social entrepreneur.
  • Tom Toumazis MBE – Chairman and founder of the Childline Board and founder investor in digital content platform TheLADbible.
  • Russell Lissack – member of the band Bloc Party.
  • Dame Sarah Elisabeth Mullally DBE – Anglican bishop and former nurse, when she was Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Patient Experience for England (1999–2004).
  • Sir David Frank Adjaye – architect and lead designer of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, located on the National Mall in Washington, DC.
  • Shahid Malik – former MP 2005–2010, holding a number of ministerial positions.