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London South Bank University

Kensington and Chelsea | South East England

City

Ucas code: L75

London South Bank University offers professionally focused degrees in the heart of London. Situated 15 minutes from the Thames, it is ideally located for exploring the city. The majority of courses are accredited by professional bodies, and feature opportunities for work experience, which allows students to take advantage of the university’s links with industry.
Source:London South Bank University website

What students say about this university

Dialog 488 comments (140 students)
    • Academic Experience

      Havering campus is extremely limited

      2016, 2nd year, Mental Health Nursing

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    • Academic Experience

      The number of contact hours for the type of course is relatively low, we don't have individual time with personal tutors...

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      2016, 1st year, Civil Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      The number of contact hours for the type of course is relatively low, we don't have individual time with personal tutors either, but I believe that's something the university is working on. The content varies between being interesting to not so interesting, however when you're told 'you won't need to know this for the exam, but you will need to know it for the pub quiz on the field trip' you start to question the assessment methods of the lecturer involved. One of the better things of the course is the varied types of assessments were given, its not all exams, there is quote a bit of coursework, and only a couple of essays. The results of these courseworks however can take a very long time to get back to you. In fact were told 3 weeks turn around, but ive been waiting between 5-6 weeks several times. Getting time I'm labs is great, but we only seem to do this if we've got coursework on the topic, and then these seem to be rushed 1 hour sessions, where not much is actually explained to us.

      2016, 1st year, Civil Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Nightlife

      There is Job gym which provides much information and help for the people seeking for jobs.

      2016, 1st year, Computer Architectures & Operating Systems

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    • The upside

      Lecturers are supportive, they have a very positive attitude to academic abilities. Study facilities and those that work in...

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      2012, 2nd year, Health & Welfare

      The upside

      Lecturers are supportive, they have a very positive attitude to academic abilities. Study facilities and those that work in student services are very approachable, helpful and very knowledgeable in their fields.

      2012, 2nd year, Health & Welfare

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    • Facilities

      I like the library building but wish there were more computers available and the new editions of core texts need to be updated.

      2012, 2nd year, Radiography, Diagnostic

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    • Academic Experience

      don't receive many assessments during the year so little feedback from lecturers good lectures offer small group...

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      2013, 1st year, Uk Legal Systems

      Academic Experience

      don't receive many assessments during the year so little feedback from lecturers good lectures offer small group sessions known as seminars to go over work in more detail

      2013, 1st year, Uk Legal Systems

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 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.

Varied union activities

57%

LOW

Sporty

52%

LOW

Political

46%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

62%

MED

Creative

53%

LOW

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 91% LOW
Student score 77% MED
Average graduate salary £21.7k HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

81%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

17,605

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

72%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

41%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

59%

of students are female

Young / Mature

33%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

11%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

65%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

League table rankings

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Where it's located

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