We're one of London's largest and oldest universities
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.
Rooted in the community
From providing a safe haven as a community centre serving hot meals during the Second World War, to attracting one-quarter of students from the local area in our annual intake today, we remain rooted in the local community and dedicated to delivering quality education to all.
The University Archives Centre curates our history – preserving photographs, documents, academic material and landmarks from our foundation in 1892 to the present day. Find out more about the University Archives Centre.
Oldest bakery school in the world celebrates 125 year anniversary with Worshipful Company of Master Bakers
17 September 2019
National Bakery School launches eco beer made from leftover bread to mark 125th anniversary
12 September 2019
LSBU drama alumna, Anna Leckey, profiled by The Times
4 September 2019
Enabling engineers to become more entrepreneurial
23 August 2019
Mature students aiming for career change make LSBU first choice in Clearing
15 August 2019
Chiropractic student wins ‘best new delegate’ at World Congress of Chiropractic Students AGM
6 August 2019
Drama graduates perform at Kingston's International Youth Arts Fringe Festival
8 July 2019
Design students win 2019 PVC Redesigned competition
5 July 2019
Bakery students achieve great success at the Alliance of Bakery Students and Trainees Conference 2019
3 July 2019