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Most helpful review

Great University! Convenient location in the heart of London. Tutors are amazing! There are some issue with delayed information, but as I previously mentioned- staff is awesome and helpful. Good library, gym and sporting classes. The campus is modern and beautiful with spacious classes. Would recommend it

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By Anna Sokk
On 6th September 20

London South Bank University Ranking


Loughborough University #1
University of Dundee #2
The University of Sheffield #3
Harper Adams University #4
Bangor University #5
University of Cambridge #6
University of Exeter #7
University of St Andrews #8
Nottingham Trent University (NTU) #9
University of Bath #10

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Accommodation in London

Wellington Lodge offers ensuite rooms
Central location with onsite gym & great communal areas
Only a 6-minute walk to London South Bank Uni


London South Bank University Hall Rankings


McLaren House #1
New Kent Road #2
Dante Road #3
David Bomberg House #4
Dashwood Studios #5
Portchester House #6
iQ Bankside #7
Britannia South Bank #8
Wellington Lodge #9
iQ Paris Gardens #10

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Most helpful review

Great University! Convenient location in the heart of London. Tutors are amazing! There are some issue with delayed information, but as I previously mentioned- staff is awesome and helpful. Good library, gym and sporting classes. The campus is modern and beautiful with spacious classes. Would recommend it

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By Anna Sokk
On 6th September 20

Applying to London South Bank University

Entry Requirements

128-143 UCAS Points

Average range for London South Bank University entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.

TEF Rating

More details of our TEF outcome can be found on the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) website.


Offer and Acceptance Rates
Offers:
11,545
÷  
Applications:
17,135
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Offer rate:
67.38%
Acceptances:
2,640
÷  
Applicants:
16,470
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Acceptance rate:
16.03%

This is the latest available data, published by UCAS - 30th January 2020. All data is based on UCAS standard definitions.


Covid-19 Response

TEACHING DELIVERY STATUS:
Confirmed Sept/Oct start
TEACHING MODE:
Blended learning
OPEN DAYS:
3rd Oct & 14 Nov
TEACHING NOTES:
Depending on Government advice, smaller classes (seminars), practical activities, or teaching which requires specialist facilities, will take place on campus.
This is the latest available data taken from the lsbu.ac.uk website on 21st September 2020

London South Bank University Reputation

London South Bank University is located in Central London, Newington. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 17,125 students are enrolled at London South Bank University:

- 15,545 of these students come from the UK
- 590 come from other EU countries
- And 985 are students from non-EU countries.

(Source: HESA 2018/19)

The graduate outcomes for London South Bank University show that six months after leaving university, 96% of graduates are in work or further study. The average graduate salary six months after leaving London South Bank University, is £24,000 a year.

(Source: DLHE Survey 2016)

Updated: 7th September 2020


Q&A


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How is the M.Sc building Services Engineering Course at LSBU, how are the tutors
By member1151241 On 20th September 20
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Do not go to this university if you want to be treated with respect by tutors and staff as you will not get any respect or First Class tuition from tutors in the Law department where I studied. Also, the Student Complaints department will block students from filing Formal Complaints which is a violation of Student rights by the Student Complaints department and a breach of processes and procedure...
By member441156 On 14th August 20
You’re making big accusations here but not providing any evidence to back them up. Can you elaborate? Particularly what was your complaint that was blocked and who and how was it blocked? Also when you say theD of E are aware of the failures what are these? I could not find any on there site regarding LSBU. Who also are the low quality and lazy tutors?
By member650664 On 20th August 20
How do you know whether what I have stated are "big accusations"? What evidence do you want me and all other contributors to make to you? Why should I state what my complaint was that was blocked? There is not enough room here to state all claims and facts of claims. I have the emails and documentation to support my claims. The D of E is aware of the failures and stated that I use the OIA or a s...
By member441156 On 22nd September 20
On the 17th June 2020, a member stated on this website, "Please avoid this place like the plague, don't make the same mistake I did" Why have you not accused them? I fully understand the member's statement because I was also warned but chose to attend the university to my greatest disappointment.
By member441156 On 22nd September 20
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Im thinking about studying sound design and have an offer from this uni but Im seeing very mixed reviews anyone have a specific experience with this course?
By member946101 On 25th February 20
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Hi. I have a 2.74 GPA. Do i have a chance for applying Marketing MsC at London south bank university?
By member1336286 On 26th February 19
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i want study my masters in business administration ,are they offering any placements after the course
By member1135300 On 14th December 18
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th September 20

Great University! Convenient location in the heart of London. Tutors are amazing! There are some issue with delayed information, but as I previously mentioned- staff is awesome and helpful. Good library, gym and sporting classes. The campus is modern and beautiful with spacious classes. Would recommend it

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 19th August 20

I'm really happy being at LSBU.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 17th June 20

Please avoid this place like the plague, don't make the same mistake I did.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 3rd March 20

I had an interview here for Msc physiotherapy and although I have had 12 years experience, running my own successful practice for over 11 years; with an honours, the interviews consisting of 4 x 3 minute questions with current course leaders. 2x were really low, the other 2 were completely judgemental (3 minutes to answer each question?!!) and took no hesitation on displaying the that they were discriminative on facts that I had children. This is the only ‘issue’ I can think of as I am great with people, love the NHS and believe in helping others (as well as having extensive knowledge of injuries). Outgoing, I had all of the group taking but.. all conversation stopped once I mentioned my children. If you have kids, do not apply here! I have been accepted at 3 other places in London. These guys really made it clear that they did not like my level of responsibility as I am I a ‘mother’ and a ‘boss’. DO NOT APPLY!!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 11th January 20

Great place to be and excellent senior lecturer that alway there to help.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 17th September 19

Waste of time. Tutors more interested in getting your money and then focussing on thier own time especially in Media and Design faculty. Dont risk putting your future in the hands of these uncaring, immoral and unprofessional people.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 3rd August 19

Hi There, I'm the dude from Germany who studied for more thsen 10years at this university. Great teachers, toilets are modern and clean. Good coffee. Highly recomanded +++++ ;-) Application can de done over phone. Best you dont show up to class. This university is ++++++

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 26th July 19

Don't go there if you want to do your Architect part 2.The teachers not organised they never teach anything about design, expect tech teacher, the studio teacher they will seat there all year in the seat to have a coffee, chat and to kill your confidence nothing else. I don't know why they get paid? or charge the courses 900.250 and do nothing. I'm very disappointed

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 5th July 19

Take no admissions. Specially if u r Indian ...very bad

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 2nd May 19

This university is a scam !!!!!!!!, they show no support to thier students , if your going through depression they use that as your weakness to try and take money from you , the staffs there are rude

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 19th March 19

International student - MSc in Construction Project Management. LSBU have a centrally located campus. Their applications process (when I applied) was good and fairly quick. The enrolment process was badly managed, badly communicated and incredibly frustrating. The facilities are terrible, classrooms poorly heated and awful. Assuming you can find one, the bathrooms are badly maintained and dirty. The wayfinding and pathways to get around the campus are convoluted, impractical, frustrating and difficult. The library is dreadful. Poor DDA, poor facilities (those unclean toilets again), awful student study spaces, ill-equipped print rooms and too few catalogues. The library website is even worse, clearly designed by people who have never heard the phrase 'user experience'. The teaching staff are not particularly driven, nor is my cohort. Assessment seems arbitrary and slap dash. Strap in for a frustrating ride.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 2nd March 19

Avoid it. Go somewhere else, used to be access to the placements this university had for nursing where unique, now multiple universities have them so go to them instead.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 19th January 19

I don't know where to begin with this Uni, I studied Business for two years with them as a part time student. The only good thing about this Uni is the location. The staff are disorganised, the toilets are never clean, and there IT infrastructure and support is a joke! Although I met a couple of nice teachers along the way, this Uni is so badly organised that it really should not offer part time study. I wouldn't recommend this Uni to my worst enemy. There are other Unis that offer way better services for less money!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th November 18

As with everything, there's ups and downs. The uni is quite good for subjects like engineering, health and social care/ nursing etc. but may be lacking in some other areas. They have great emphasis on practicals, we did engineering labs almost every week, and most lecturers have worked in industry. The careers advice is good, they have a 'job shop' and business/ entrpreneurs hub' which helps student startups with office space and mentoring.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 4th August 18

Renovation works underway, library is good

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 3rd August 18

Some of the facilities are good, could be more social stuff

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 2nd July 18

I did my first degree in Engineering and few years later I returned to do a masters degree. The quality of education is great, the facilities are well maintained and lecturers are helpful. It’s true that the majority of lecturers are foreign but I must admit they are bright scientists from advanced industrial countries such as China, Japan, Iran, Russia and Malaysia. Some were from Cambridge University. Degrees are as good as you invest in them, so the tutors give students the opportunity to learn to pass and also learn to excell hence minimum expectations are always clear and it’s up to the student to exceed expectations. I graduated with First Class and got a higher merit for my masters. I excelled in the industry being equipped with everything they taught me. Couple of years later, I was granted a full scholarship for PhD in a top university after competing with 3000 students. London Southbank gives you freedom to evolve based on your capacity, time and effort.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 21st June 17

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.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 27th February 17

Don't apply here unless you like being disappointed

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 10th January 17

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.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 15th December 16

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.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th August 16

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.

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