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Studying at London South Bank University
London South Bank University is based in Southwark and is home to more than 25,000 students. Its partnerships with business has led to great success in innovation and enterprise and provided many graduate positions. London South Bank University is known for its education in the area of health, training 1 out of every 5 nurses in London.
Among the facilities are purpose built classrooms for education students, skills labs for health programmes, realistic hospital wards with radiography equipment, a Spatial Analysis Lab, an Apple Training Centre with various suites and studios for high-quality production, CNC engineering equipment and The Edric Hall Theatre that regularly hosts performances, theatre and seminars.
The Academy of Sport brings together several services and programmes such as research and sports science and development as well as offering its facilities to students, staff and the community. Facilities included in the Sports Centre include a gym and fitness centre, free weights and a sports hall for martial arts, volleyball, netball, basketball, and badminton. In addition to this there are plenty of classes as well as trained therapists in Homeopathy and Osteopathy. The Students' Union runs many sports clubs, helping individuals to meet new people, get better at a chosen sport and compete with other universities.
As well as offering advice on nearly every area of life at university in the Student Advice Bureau, the London South Bank University Students' Union (LSBU) represents the student voice and provides the social hub of the university. By day The Rigg Bar is a place to chill out with friends, surf the internet, drink a coffee and have lunch. By night, The Rigg turns into the essential venue for hosting gigs, quizzes, pool competitions, parties and balls. Also hosted in the Students' Union is 'Rivet' magazine and the student shop.
Supporting students throughout their degree and enabling individuals to shape their own future is of high importance to LSBU. The university has a great reputation for working with big business names in the designing of courses to be industry-relevant and providing work placements. In 2013 a new centre for enterprise will be opened which aims to further increase links with business and give specialised help to entrepreneurs. In 2012, The Sunday Times ranked London South Bank University as first out of all modern UK universities for graduate starting salaries.
Among the Alumni of LSBU are individuals with high profiles in many industries. For example, Dame Karlene Davies within the NHS and MP within the Department of Health, Ann Milton. Also among the alumni is journalist and presenter, Phil Spencer.
12 London South Bank University Reviews
Centrally located in London, but other than that it's not a great university. I'm sure it's good for subjects like Nursing which it ranks highly, but on the more academic subjects you are let down by the calibre of students (no discipline or drive) and a 'do the minimum' type attitude that comes from staff and students. You are not set up to succeed.
I was very excited to go to Uni as a mature student, I attended Digital Film and Video, BA. Now called Film Practice. I was very disappointed with this course. I found LSBU to be badly organised. In 3 years I Iearned very little at Uni. Some tutors were very unhelpful, I learned more from other students, including editing than I learned from the tutors. Many students said they had learned more at college. They arranged collaborations with other Uni's and Depts which they did not oversee, leading to very stressful situations. Boasted of connections with The London Studios but no evidence of it ever seen. Industry speakers promised but only a couple came in at the end, after class complained. They did supply some internship opportunities after graduation but overall I would not recommend LSBU.
Has the feel that they tried to make it modern but still feels very outdated, Over 10+ people I know have already dropped out from their course, if you check the stats then you know not to come to this uni, not even a uni feeling more like a relaxed college.
Loved my three years here, campus is really central you couldn't be more in the middle of everything. The halls are amazingly priced for London rental and the transport links are amazing buses to all over, every few minutes and there are Northern and Bakerloo line stations all over the area. The SU are great and there's always events going on in the SU bar, and there's a good number of coffee /food stops all over campus. The only negatives from my experience were (1) the organisation of course works, deadlines and feedback - but theses are a subject or lecturer based issues. And (2) the societies; there's a great number of sports available and there's the gs like LGBT, subject and political/religious groups but we didn't seem to have any 'fun/silly' societies like Real Ale, Harry Potter or Gaming; so the societies available might not appeal to everyone but you are in London so chances are there's something outside of the Uni for you.