London South Bank University

Southwark | South East England

City

Ucas code: L75

London South Bank University is one of London's largest and oldest universities. Since 1892 we have been providing students with relevant, accredited and professionally recognised education. We are a cosmopolitan university with over 25,000 students from over 120 countries. Our main campus is a short walk from many major landmarks and near transport hubs at Waterloo and London Bridge.
Source:London South Bank University website

What students say about this university

Dialog 326 comments (101 students)
    • Everyday expenses

      The canteens at university are extortionate! I would avoid at all costs! They do some meal deals, but still expensive. I...

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      2012, 3rd year, Social Work

      Everyday expenses

      The canteens at university are extortionate! I would avoid at all costs! They do some meal deals, but still expensive. I wouldn't buy drinks on campus, instead, there are 2 Tesco stores nearby, and a 99p shop where you can buy 4 cans of drink for 99p. I would definitely advise that you go there instead! Also, the staff working in the food areas can be a bit anal about people who eat outside food, or sandwiches from home, in their vacinity. Only trouble is, there is no student common room, where you can go. So most students tend to just ignore them if they say something, or by something small from them. There is also no microwave for students to use if you want to heat something that you've brought in from home. This would have been handy! There are very good bus, train and tube links around the university. It is quite a busy area, and you can get most places in no time at all.

      2012, 3rd year, Social Work

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    • Everyday expenses

      Long walk from public transport to campus

      2012, 2nd year, Nursing

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    • The upside

      Labs - experimental and computer lab delivery Student Learning Centre - good number of computers including PCs and Macs

      2013, 1st year, Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      How disabled students get treated and there should be more support than there is for them.

      2012, 2nd year, Social Policy Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Accommodation

      Uni halls are probably best for the first year. they're expensive but not too shabby. Bomberg is full of health care people and...

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      2013, 1st year, Clinical Medicine

      Accommodation

      Uni halls are probably best for the first year. they're expensive but not too shabby. Bomberg is full of health care people and definitely not a party place.

      2013, 1st year, Clinical Medicine

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    • The downside

      some tutors let the students carry on laughing and joking during lectures which is distracting to others.

      2012, 1st year, Nutrition

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Creative

46%

LOW

Sporty

52%

LOW

Diverse local nightlife

68%

MED

Varied union activities

56%

LOW

Political

42%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 86% LOW
Average graduate salary £22.6k HIGH
Student score 75% MED

Overall student satisfaction

80%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

24,315

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

75%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

50%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

58%

of students are female

Young / Mature

75%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

11%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

59%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

University images

  • Lecture Theatre

    Lecture Theatre

  • Student Accommodation

    Student Accommodation

  • The Keyworth Centre

    The Keyworth Centre

  • Students at work

    Students at work

  • Perry Library

    Perry Library

  • Students at work

    Students at work

  • Engineering student at work

    Engineering student at work

  • Theatre at LSBU

    Theatre at LSBU

League table rankings

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