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London
London
South Bank
South Bank
University (LSBU) is a public university in Newington, London. It has 17,985 students and 1,700 staff,[4] and is based in the London
London
Borough of Southwark, near the South Bank
South Bank
of the River Thames, from which it takes its name. Founded from charitable donations in 1892 as the Borough Polytechnic Institute, it absorbed several other local colleges in the 1970s and 1990s, and achieved university status in 1992.[1] LSBU is a post-1992 or new university. The current Chancellor is investor Richard Farleigh
Richard Farleigh
and Vice-Chancellor
Vice-Chancellor
is David Phoenix.

Contents

1 History

1.1 1892 to 1900 1.2 1900 to 2000 1.3 2000 to present

2 Campus 3 Organisation 4 Academic profile

4.1 Rankings and reputation 4.2 Admissions

5 Notable alumni 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

History[edit]

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Borough Road
Borough Road
Entrance

1892 to 1900[edit] LSBU was founded in 1892 as the Borough Polytechnic Institute. It has since undergone several name changes, becoming the Polytechnic of the South Bank
South Bank
in 1970, South Bank
South Bank
Polytechnic in 1987, South Bank University in 1992 and London
London
South Bank
South Bank
University in 2003. The university has also merged with a number of other educational institutions. In 1888, Edric Bayley, a local solicitor and member of the London School Board, set up the South London
London
Polytechnics Committee whose members included the Lord Mayor of London, Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Salisbury, Lord Rosebery
Lord Rosebery
and Sir Lyon Playfair. The Committee was successful in persuading the Charity Commissioners to pledge to match whatever could be raised from the public, up to the sum of £200,000 to establish polytechnics in South London. A public meeting at Mansion House kick-started the public appeal and by 1891 enough money had been raised to establish polytechnics at Battersea
Battersea
and at Borough Road, Southwark, now LSBU.[citation needed] During 1890, the former buildings of Joseph Lancaster's British and Foreign School Society were purchased for the Borough Polytechnic Institute. In May that year, the South London
London
Polytechnics Institutes Act was passed, so that by June 1891 the governing structure and general aims of the new Institute had been created. These aims were "the promotion of the industrial skills, general knowledge, health, and well-being of young men and women" and also for "instruction suitable for persons intending to emigrate". W. M. Richardson was chosen to be clerk to the Governing Body, C. T. Millis was appointed as Headmaster, Miss Helen Smith was appointed Lady Superintendent and Edric Bayley was appointed the first Chair of Governors.[5] On 30 September 1892, the Borough Polytechnic Institute was officially opened by Lord Rosebery, with a remit to educate the local community in a range of practical skills. The Polytechnic was given a seal based on the Bridge House emblem of the City of London
City of London
and a motto taken from Ecclesiastes
Ecclesiastes
— "Do it with thy Might". A gala event was held to mark the occasion which was widely reported in the press because of Lord Rosebery's speech on the banning of smoking in the new Institute. One of the speeches made included the hope that "the Polytechnic would do its share towards perfecting many a valuable gem found in the slums of London".[6] The Polytechnic specialised in courses that reflected local trades including leather tanning, typography, metalwork, electrical engineering, laundry, baking, and boot & shoe manufacture. Instruction was also given in art, science, elocution, literature and general knowledge and the Polytechnic held public lectures by the likes of George Bernard Shaw, J. A. Hobson, Henry M. Stanley, and Ralph Vaughan Williams.[6] On 10 October 1894, the National School of Bakery and Confectionery (later the National Bakery School) was opened with 78 pupils. In 1897, the Polytechnic was let to sightseers who wished to see the Diamond Jubilee parade for Queen Victoria.[citation needed] 1900 to 2000[edit] In 1902 the Borough Road
Borough Road
building was once again let to sightseers who wished to see the Coronation parade of King Edward VII.[citation needed] Through a donation from Edric Bayley, the Edric Hall was built in 1908, along with the Lancaster Street extension buildings which gave the Polytechnic new bakery rooms, gymnasium, workshops and its triangular campus site. In 1911, the Governors commissioned Roger Fry
Roger Fry
to create a set of seven murals to decorate the student dining room with the theme of "London on Holiday". These comprised:

"Bathing" and "Football", Duncan Grant

LSBU accommodation: Dante Road

"The Zoo", Roger Fry "The Fair", Frederick Etchells "Toy Sailing Boats", Bernard Adeney "Punch & Judy", MacDonald Gill "Paddling", Albert Rothenstein

In 1931, they were sold to the Tate Gallery.[citation needed] During the First World War, the Polytechnic manufactured munitions and gas masks for the war effort and ran courses for the army. After the War, the National Certificate system was taken up, engineering courses were offered to women in the 1920s and printing classes were dropped and run at Morley College. J W Bispham was elected the new Principal in 1922 when C T Millis retired and a rebuilding scheme was undertaken including a new facade for the Borough Road
Borough Road
building. Class numbers increased to 8,682 students by 1927 and on 20 February 1930 the Duke of York officially opened the Polytechnic's new buildings. In 1933, Dr D H Ingall took over as Principal and a sports ground at Turney Road Dulwich
Dulwich
was obtained for the Polytechnic. In 1933, farriery was dropped as it was too difficult to bring horses into the building.[citation needed] During the Second World War, a third of the Polytechnic's campus was destroyed or damaged from the Blitz. Southwark
Southwark
was bombed seven times and its population halved by the end of the War. At the start of the War the boys and girls from the Polytechnic's Trade Schools were evacuated to Exeter. From 1940 to 1941, the Polytechnic was bombed five times but continued to provide hundred of meals a day to the homeless of Southwark
Southwark
during this period.[citation needed] From 1945 to 1953, British painter David Bomberg
David Bomberg
taught art at the Polytechnic forming the 'Borough Group' of artists with his pupils in 1946.[7] In 1956, the Polytechnic was designated a Regional College of Technology and Dr J E Garside was installed as the new Principal until 1965, when Vivian Pereira-Mendoza took over. Further extensions to the buildings were made during the 1960s with the opening of the National College Wing in 1961 and the extension buildings and Tower Block in 1969, which were officially opened by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. In 1970, the Brixton School of Building
Brixton School of Building
(founded in 1904), the City of Westminster College (founded in 1918 – and not the same institution as the current City of Westminster College) and the National College of Heating, Ventilating, Refrigeration and Fan Engineering (founded in 1947) merged with the Polytechnic to become the Polytechnic of the South Bank. The new institution adopted a coat of arms designed to include two Thames barges set above a pentagon surrounded by five other pentagons. An official designation service took place the following year, at which Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher
was the guest speaker. In 1972 the purpose-built Wandsworth Road site opened, providing space for the Polytechnic's Faculty of the Built Environment, which at the time was the biggest and most comprehensive faculty in Europe for teaching built environment subjects such as surveying, town planning, architecture and other property related professional disciplines. In 1975, the extensive London
London
Road building was opened, providing space for expanding business courses and the library. In 1976, part of Rachel MacMillan College of Education merged with the Polytechnic along with the Battersea
Battersea
College of Education bringing with them sites at Manresa House, Roehampton
Roehampton
and Manor House, Clapham Common.[citation needed] In 1985 South Bank
South Bank
Technopark opened on London
London
Road and in 1987 the Polytechnic changed its name again to become South Bank
South Bank
Polytechnic. In the same year, the British Youth Opera (BYO) was founded and made a home at the Polytechnic's Southwark
Southwark
campus. In 1987, Pauline Perry, Baroness Perry of Southwark
Southwark
was appointed Director, who oversaw the conversion of the Polytechnic into a flagship university.[citation needed] In 1990, the Polytechnic was accredited for Research Degrees and in 1991 the Central Catering College at Waterloo and South West London College merged with it. In 1992, the newly created Baroness Perry (August 1991) became the University's first Vice-Chancellor.[citation needed] In 1992, the Polytechnic was granted university status and accordingly changed its name to South Bank
South Bank
University. That year also saw the new university celebrate its centenary and adopt the marketing slogan, "the University without Ivory Towers". In 1993, Gerald Bernbaum was appointed Vice-Chancellor
Vice-Chancellor
and the Centenary Library was renamed the Perry Library. Redwood College of Health Studies and Great Ormond Street School of Nursing merged with the university in 1995, leading to the establishment of two satellite campuses teaching Health at Havering
Havering
and Whipps Cross (which closed in 2011).[citation needed] 2000 to present[edit] In 2001, Deian Hopkin became Vice-Chancellor
Vice-Chancellor
and the Wandsworth Road site was sold. On 1 September 2003, the university underwent its most recent name change to become London
London
South Bank
South Bank
University (LSBU)[1] and in that year officially opened the Keyworth Centre. Martin Earwicker was appointed Vice-Chancellor
Vice-Chancellor
in 2009, the year in which another major building on their Southwark
Southwark
campus, the Grimshaw-designed K2, was opened to house the School of Health and Social Care and the Centre for Efficient and Renewable Energy in Buildings (CEREB).[8] The building also houses skills laboratories for the University's nursing students. Further campus developments included a new Student Centre in 2012, followed by an Enterprise Centre in 2013. In 2016 LSBU opened its new media centre, Elephant Studios at LSBU. On 1 January 2014, Dave Phoenix was appointed Vice-Chancellor.[9] In 2014 university officials removed a poster featuring the Flying Spaghetti Monster and the stand erected by the students from the South Bank Atheist Society during the Fresher's week, claiming it was "religiously offensive".[10] This action drew criticism from the British Humanist Association
British Humanist Association
which claimed it amounted to "petty censorship in the name of offence".[10] The LSBU-sponsored University Academy of Engineering South Bank
South Bank
opened its doors to students in September 2014.[11] The Academy – the first of its kind in the area to be sponsored by a university – specialises in providing a science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) focused curriculum developed in response to industry demand for modern engineering skills. The purpose-built facility is in the Walworth
Walworth
area of Camberwell
Camberwell
and can accommodate 150 students aged 11–19. Lambeth College
Lambeth College
is intending to merge with the University. [12] Campus[edit]

London
London
South Bank
South Bank
University's Keyworth Centre

The main campus populates a triangular section of roads in the Borough of Southwark, immediately north of the Elephant and Castle. London's South Bank
South Bank
is a short tube or bus journey away from Waterloo or London Bridge. To the north of the campus is Borough Road, where the main entrance is situated and the original building of the Borough Polytechnic Institute. To the west is London
London
Road and to the east is Southwark
Southwark
Bridge Road. At the northwest corner is St George's Circus. Schiller International University
Schiller International University
had a campus in the Technopark Building on the London
London
South Bank
South Bank
University property.[13][14] In August 2011 Schiller stated that it was closing its London
London
campus and will not start the Autumn 2011 semester there, due to stricter student visa requirements in the United Kingdom.[15] There is a smaller satellite campus in east London: at Havering
Havering
(LSBU at Havering), diagonally opposite Harold Wood station. Organisation[edit] The university has seven Schools, they are;

School of Applied Sciences School of Arts and Creative Industries School of the Built Environment and Architecture School of Business School of Engineering School of Health and Social Care School of Law
Law
and Social Sciences

Academic profile[edit] The British painter David Bomberg
David Bomberg
taught Art at the Borough Polytechnic between 1945 and 1954.[16] One of the university's halls of residence, David Bomberg
David Bomberg
House, carries his name and a handful of his works are on display at the University. Major paintings by Bomberg were acquired by the Tate Gallery
Tate Gallery
after his death. LSBU works in partnership with institutions in the UK, Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia. It currently works closely with the Beijing Institute of Technology, Hunan University, Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications, Northwestern Polytechnical University, and the National Academy of Education Administration. The collaborative educational programmes both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels have been running for over ten years with the Chinese partners. LSBU established the first Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2007.[17] Rankings and reputation[edit]

Rankings

Global rankings

QS[18] (2018, world) 801–1000

QS[19] (2018, national) 70

THE[20] (2018, world) 801–1000

THE[21] (2018, national) 91

National rankings

Complete[22] (2018, national) 108

The Guardian[23] (2018, national) 92

Times/Sunday Times[24] (2018, national) 106=

British Government assessment

Teaching Excellence Framework[25] Silver

In November 2016, LSBU was named the Entrepreneurial University of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards.[26][27] The Guardian's 2018 league table of teaching excellence ranked the university 92 out of 121 British institutions.[28] The Sunday Times' league table, measuring a number of different factors including teaching quality, research quality and employment rates, ranks the university 120th.[29] However, The Guardian
The Guardian
rated LBSU joint 13th for law students.[30] In the inaugural 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework assessment which ranked the quality of undergraduate teaching across UK universities and applied either a bronze, silver or gold ranking, LSBU was awarded a silver ranking.[31] Admissions[edit] 70% of UK students at LSBU are Londoners. Students primarily come from the South London
London
Boroughs of Southwark, Lambeth, Lewisham, Croydon and Newham. Around 12% of students from the EU and overseas, which equate to over 3,000 EU and other international students, from more than 130 different countries.[32] 56% of the student population are from ethnic minorities and over 80% of the students are classified as mature (21 or over when they start their course).[33] Notable alumni[edit] See also: Category:Alumni of London
London
South Bank
South Bank
University

Russell Lissack
Russell Lissack
performing with Bloc Party

Shahid Malik

David Adjaye
David Adjaye
(Architecture) Wavinya Ndeti (Computer science) Frank Auerbach
Frank Auerbach
(Art) Shaun Bailey (Computer-aided technology) Sue Black Paul Burstow Mel Calman (Illustration) Edd China June Clark (nurse) Dennis Creffield (Art) Cliff Holden (Art) Edna Adan Ismail
Edna Adan Ismail
(Nursing) Jordan Kensington Leon Kossoff (Art) Don Lawrence
Don Lawrence
(Illustration) Nick Leslau (Surveying) Russel Lissack
Russel Lissack
(Sociology) Norma Major
Norma Major
(Teaching) Shahid Malik
Shahid Malik
(Business) Zacarias Moussaoui[34] (International business) Sarah Mullally (Nursing) Bridget Prentice
Bridget Prentice
(Law) Bali Rai (Politics) Miles Richmond (Art) Joan Ryan
Joan Ryan
(Sociology) Greg Searle Enoch Showunmi
Enoch Showunmi
(Business) Edward Skoyles Phil Spencer
Phil Spencer
(Estate management) Mike Weatherley Louise Woodward[35] (Law)

See also[edit]

London
London
portal University portal

Borough Road
Borough Road
Gallery, opened 2012

References[edit]

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South Bank
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University. Archived from the original on 7 August 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2009.  ^ University, London
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South Bank. "About Us". www.lsbu.ac.uk.  ^ a b c "2016/17 Students by HE provider, level, mode and domicile" (CSV). Higher Education Statistics Agency. Retrieved 25 March 2018.  ^ "Table 0a - All students by institution, mode of study, level of study, gender and domicile 2005/06". Higher Education Statistics Agency online statistics. Archived from the original on 15 May 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-31.  ^ T. Geddes and M. Smith, The Origins of South Bank
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London
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South Bank. "Vice-Chancellor". www.lsbu.ac.uk.  ^ a b Merrill, Jamie (10 February 2014). "Free speech outcry as images of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
Flying Spaghetti Monster
are banned from London
London
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Archived 2 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine.." (Image) Schiller International University. Retrieved on 28 August 2011. "LKIC - Technopark Building 90 London
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University Good University Guide 2018". Times Newspapers. Retrieved 24 September 2017.  ^ " Teaching Excellence Framework outcomes". Higher Education Funding Council for England. Retrieved 22 June 2017.  ^ University, London
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University Guide". TLS - Times Literary Supplement. London: Times Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved 28 September 2016.  ^ "Russell Group elite tumble in top law school rankings".  ^ "Teaching excellence framework (TEF) results 2017". Times Higher Education (THE). 2017-06-22. Retrieved 2017-07-10.  ^ Studying as an International Student, London
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South Bank
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