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In 1892 it was generous support from thousands of individual donors that founded what is now London South Bank University. Today, financial support from our alumni and other friends continues to play an important role to the University and its future by helping to ensure our students receive the best possible education and support.
The Annual Fund for Students provides invaluable additional support to students through programmes ranging from pre-entry classes to postgraduate scholarships. For over 120 years, LSBU has been committed to helping talented students achieve career success in their chosen professions. Today, children born to poor families are less likely than at any time since the 1950s to break free of their social background. LSBU's local boroughs have some of the highest levels of socio-economic disadvantage in the country and over a quarter of our students have been entitled to free school meals – the highest proportion of all UK universities. Yet we're 12th for graduate starting salaries for all UK universities and the top modern university in London for graduate level jobs (The Sunday Times University Guide 2013).
We achieve this by running award-winning programmes for ambitious young people with the talent for higher education in a supportive environment. Our educational programmes receive the highest possible rating for quality and all of our courses are accredited by or developed in association with leading accrediting bodies. Our aim is not simply to widen participation in education but to enable professional success.
We believe what we do at LSBU is special and important. We hope you agree and will help us by making a gift to support our Annual Fund for Students. Last year donors gave over £75,000 to the Annual Fund. Every donation, whether small or large makes a real difference. To find out more about these programmes and the students they help download a copy of our booklet Creating Opportunity and Transforming Lives (PDF 697KB opens in new window)
With the right help, talented and committed students can reach their educational and professional potential. We hope you will join us and our highly valued donors in providing that help by making a gift.
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