London South Bank University is a public university located in London, United Kingdom. With over 25,000 students and 1,700 staff, it is based in the London Borough of Southwark, near the South Bank of the River Thames, from which it takes its name. London South Bank University (LSBU) is one of London's largest and oldest universities. Since 1892 we have been providing students with vocationally-relevant, accredited and professionally recognised education. As a cosmopolitan university, with over 25,000 students, we draw students from over 130 countries. We received the highest possible rating for the quality of our education, from the independent Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) and are proud of all our achievements in delivering excellent student outcomes. We have an important, enduring and consistent mission to create student opportunity for future success. We have much to be proud of and aspire to be the best in our field. We intend to make this happen by implementing our vision. To be the most admired UK university for creating professional opportunity. We intend to be a source of pride to our students, our staff and the communities we serve. With careful financial planning we're ensuring the successful future of LSBU. Over the past five years we've invested over £50m in modern teaching facilities. These innovations continue. 2012 saw the opening of our new Student Centre and our new Enterprise Centre, set within a run of Grade II listed Georgian terraces, will open later this year. A major innovation, the Enterprise Centre will house incubation space, allied retail units, meeting rooms and an open public reception space, gallery and café for students and staff to make connections with business and industry. Find out more by reading LSBU's Financial Statements. Across all our courses you'll find a range of facilities that support and develop our students throughout their studies. Our ongoing investment and development in staff, systems, infrastructure and facilities support academic endeavours at every stage.