London South Bank University (LSBU) is located only a few minutes away from the heart of London, in the United Kingdom. The university plays host to almost 2,000 international students from over 130 countries. LSBU offers its students award-winning entrepreneurial support, courses that guide students into their professional life, outstanding facilities, and teaching and learning excellence.

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According to Emma Gutteridge, Senior International Officer at London South Bank University, “LSBU really believes in its mission to prepare students for the workforce. We embed professional skills and experiences in our students and foster an entrepreneurial spirit, as we have done for the last 125 years. We do this holistically through our lecturers - who are leaders in their field with years of professional experiences - passing this down in the classroom, providing actual working experience through placements and internships, and through our Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation which is a hub for developing student enterprise. As a result, 96% of our students are employed or furthering their education within 6 months of graduating from LSBU and our international students particularly enjoy excellent prospects for their careers.”

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All this emphasis on personalized learning and supporting students has resulted in excellent student outcomes, as is reflected by the recent accolades awarded to LSBU.

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The University of the Year for Graduate Employment

London South Bank University has recently been awarded the title of University of the Year for Graduate Employment by The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.  In addition to this, the university has also been rated in the top 20 universities for graduate prospects in the UK. LSBU graduates receive very competitive packages; they are offered higher average salaries than the national UK average. The median salary for LSBU graduates is GBP 24,000 and there are only ten universities in the country that rank higher than this number.

International students can also expect outstanding prospects from graduating from London South Bank University. The university maintains good relationships with over 1,000 employers to ensure that their graduates have the best professional opportunities available to them. The university even has its own employment agency that helps students acquire part-time work while they are studying. LSBU also has one of the highest rates for the number of graduates in professional jobs or graduate school within six months of graduation.

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The Entrepreneurial University of the Year at Times Higher Education Awards

LSBU has been given the distinct honor of being named the Entrepreneurial University of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards. This recognition reflects the school’s support to students, graduates, staff, and the local community regarding entrepreneurial activities.

The Times Higher Education Awards are renowned across the globe and they highlight the outstanding achievements of institutions, teams, and individuals working in higher education in the United Kingdom. Held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, the receipt of the accolade was witnessed by over 1,200 people.

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The judging panel commented on the university stating, “LSBU has demonstrated how a vision can be translated into action, within curricular and through the work of its staff and more widely across their local, national and international networks. We are particularly impressed by the number of students engaged, the breadth of enterprising activity the University is involved in and the depth of employer engagement. LSBU shows a truly entrepreneurial approach to its pivotal role in the community and academic endeavours.”

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Shannon Ho, a student at LSBU says, “I love LSBU because learning is not just restricted to the classroom, LSBU is constantly filled with a variety of valuable events. This has allowed me to meet and interact with people in various professional industries, creating opportunities in preparation for the real working world!”

London South Bank University aims to continue to encourage students by providing a wide range of supports and to also maintain their position as a driver for innovation in south London. The school has created a “culture of enterprise” that has many students and graduates involved in projects that address real world issues and impact our everyday lives. 

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