LSBU Group | South Bank Colleges
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Our growing family of like-minded institutions offers students a genuine choice between different styles of learning, centred on the needs of each individual. We share a passion to provide excellent, accessible, supportive and flexible education that creates better life chances, from enhanced career outcomes to improved health and wellbeing.

London South Bank University

LSBU is a vibrant university with a ‘can do, go do’ attitude and big ambitions to be London’s top modern university. It has have served south London for over 125 years with a commitment to providing high-quality education to all. The university has strong links to employers, and courses are applied, accredited and offer placement opportunities. It is one of the biggest providers of degree apprenticeships, and it has a growing portfolio of practical courses, ranging from Engineering and the Built Environment to Health, Law, Film and Media and Business.

Support and opportunities

Being part of an exciting educational group means our students have access to incredible support and opportunities. We regularly work with academics from within the university on enhancing our curriculum. Our students have access to excellent facilities, placement opportunities and advice.

We work within LSBU Group to ensure every student is ready for the next step in their lives; whether that be progression within the group, an apprenticeship or degree or full-time employment.

LSBU Group includes:

  1. South Bank Colleges
  2. London South Bank University (LSBU)
  3. South Bank University Academy (for 11-19 year olds)
  4. South Bank University Sixth Form (for 16-19 year olds)
  5. South Bank University Enterprises Ltd

LSBU Group manifesto

LSBU Group believes knowledge has the power to impact the lives of all people, across all sections of society. To make our world more free, fair and open, help our economy grow, and leave no one behind.

  • Unbound by tradition, we are a leader in technical education. Learning, delivered at all levels and without prejudice, excellent and accessible in equal measure, empowers people of any age and background to achieve success on their terms.
  • Career-focused pathways across our institutions open up opportunities for an infinitely diverse cohort, and removes the barriers that have historically stood between so many students and their futures. We are redefining what high quality education means.
  • Rooted in the real world, we are a partner to industry. Research, knowledge exchange and innovation empowers organisations to work smarter, delivering real value, inspiring optimism and allowing them to see their own potential.
  • We work with business leaders to shape our curricula and qualifications, ensuring our learners leave ready for the rigours of work - a brilliant and diverse workforce, fit for the future. We are helping our economy to grow.
  • Committed to our communities, we serve society with integrity, wherever we are in the world. Access to life-changing opportunities, resources and support empowers individuals to live happier, healthier more fulfilling lives.
  • We work with governmental and grass-roots organisations to deliver a profound economic and social impact. For more than 125 years we’ve worked to “promote the industrial skill, general knowledge, health and well-being of young men and women”. We will never lose sight of this mission.

Tailored Support worth £1,000

Being part of LSBU Group means continuing your studies with LSBU couldn’t be easier. Staying within the Group means you’ll have access to benefits and support you won’t find at other universities.

One of the unique benefits is the support we’ll continue to provide you. We know things are tough for everyone with the rising cost of living, so we’re developing financial support packages (worth £1,000) tailored to your needs, that we’ll guarantee if you progress with to LSBU.

Our strategy

Discover how we are transforming lives, communities, businesses and society through applied education and insight by reading the LSBU Corporate Strategy 2025.

Transfer to South Bank Colleges

Lambeth College transferred to South Bank Colleges on 31 January 2019.

South Bank Colleges (SBC) has been established by LSBU Group to operate further education provision (16-19 yrs) within LSBU Group.

SBC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of LSBU, incorporated on 1 August 2018 as an exempt charitable company limited by guarantee. Registered in England and Wales, Registration no. 11495376. Registered office address: 103 Borough Road, London, SE1 0AA. Principal Regulator is the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.