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LSBU has focused on providing professional opportunity for all who can benefit for well over a century.
Established as the Borough Polytechnic Institute in 1892, the original aim of London South Bank University (LSBU) was 'to promote the industrial skill, general knowledge, health and well-being of young men and women', which remains remarkably similar today. Our continuous focus on vocational education and professional opportunity allows us to produce graduates who can meet the challenges of today's workplace.
Our mission is to be recognised as an enterprising civic university that addresses real world challenges.
London South Bank University's (LSBU) Corporate Strategy 2015–2020 (PDF File 743 KB) sets out how LSBU will achieve its vision of becoming London's top modern university by 2020.
The strategy builds on the strengths of LSBU by focusing on its ability to enhance student success and deliver real world impact through academic activity and links to business and the professions.
Strategy at a glance
Key outcomes 2015–2020
Ensuring we are externally recognised for providing a personalised, high calibre education which equips graduates for employment and prepares them to make a positive contribution to society.
Real world impact
Ensuring we provide dynamic evidence-based education which is underpinned by highly applied research and enterprise activity.
Access to opportunity
Building opportunity through partnership: ensuring we are actively widening participation, engaging with our communities and a partner of choice.
Ensuring we have the right resources, systems and infrastructure to deliver the strategy.