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10 years of BA Music and Sonic Media
10/04/2014

Last week, the Department of Arts and Media and LSBU Alumni Association hosted a special alumni reception to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the undergraduate provision of Sonic Media at london South Bank University. 

Never too late for a career change
10/04/2014

Alumnus David Gerrard, BA (Hons) 2.1 Architecture, proves it’s never too late to pursue your dreams. After retirement, David returned to study in his mid 70s and is now pursuing a career in architecture. David spoke to the LSBU Alumni Association about his life before, during and after studying at LSBU. 

Alumni vs. Students Sports Day 2014 Round-up
27/03/2014

After months of training, build-up and verbal exchanges between the students and alumni, the second annual Alumni vs. Students Sports Day took place this weekend and welcomed over 100 hundred alumni, students, staff and guests.

 

 

Connected magazine #16 out now
26/03/2014

Have you received the latest issue of Connected? The magazine was sent out last week to all members of the LSBU Alumni Association. If you did not receive it, simply tell us your current address and we will send you a copy so you can keep up-to-date with all the latest news from your University.

 

An audience with Andy Hunt
21/03/2014

On Thursday 13 March, over 100 students, alumni and staff from the Department of Management gathered to hear an inspirational and motivating presentation by Andy Hunt, CE0 of the British Olympic Association, 2008-13. 

SaintClinX, alternative education
14/03/2014

Last year Charlotte Beck, BA (Hons) Arts Management graduate won the LSBU pitching competition with Richard Farley, University Chancellor. She is the founder and managing director of SaintClinX, an alternative schooling programme

Speed-networking with students
03/03/2014

The LSBU Alumni Association and the Accounting & Finance Society teamed up to host the very first “employability speed dating” event last week. Selected Accounting & Finance (A&F) alumni from a variety of organisations and experience were invited back to campus to speak with current students and offer careers advice.

 

LSBU alumnus captures London through the lens
25/02/2014

BSc (Hons) Media and Society alumnus, James Burns, has spent the last ten years photographing London with VIP access to some of the most striking views from its highest rooftops.

Alumnus tackles poverty in Ghana
13/02/2014

Terry Milton, LSBU alumnus, has spent his retirement working on a "Community enrichment system" in Ghana. Terry spoke to the LSBU Alumni Association to tell us more.

LSBU hosts 2014 Screentest Festival
05/02/2014

LSBU are playing host to the 2014 edition of Screentest: The National Student Film Festival in March.

LSBU Students' Union Quiz Night
05/02/2014

Every Tuesday evening 6pm-8pm, the LSBU Students' Union hosts a quiz night in The Venue, Student Centre. 

LSBU alumnus strives to improve public health in Uganda
05/02/2014

Jonathan Karusoke, LSBU alumnus has returned to the University to studeny again with hopes of improving public health in Uganda.

Worldwide Business Case Competition
21/01/2014

In March 2014, London South Bank University is hosting the 19th edition of the Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) Worldwide Business Case Competition. The competition runs for one week from Sunday 2 March to Friday 7 March 2014.

Learn Mandarin and visit China
17/01/2014

The Confucius Institute at London South Bank University are offering alumni the chance to visit China in their “Summer in China” trip, a 10 day adventure in Beijing and Harbin.

LSBU academic trains bees to detect cancer
10/01/2014

Susana Soares, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Engineering and Design at London South Bank University, has created a device that can detect cancer and other serious diseases - using trained bees. 

Alumni Chinese Chapter launch
23/12/2013

Earlier this month, the LSBU Alumni Chinese Chapter held a launch party in Beijing, allowing a fantastic chance to network and meet new members. 

Season's greetings to LSBU Alumni
11/12/2013

 

The LSBU Alumni Association would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our members a joyous festive season and prosperous 2014. We would also like to thank you for helping make 2013 a fantastic year for us. 

 

LSBU student publishes children's Christmas book
09/12/2013

Breda Nuttall, a graduate of the Certificate in Careers Education course here at LSBU, has written and published her first book, now available on Kindle.

 

 

 

Sport challenge success for LSBU
29/11/2013

Graduates, students and staff of LSBU have been getting involved in a variety of sporting challenges as part of the LSBU Challenge Club

 

 

 

LSBU colleague’s award-winning project
11/11/2013

Ed Rosen, principal lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Social Care is the director of award-winning community project 'Lambeth GP Food Co-op.'

 

 

 

PG modules offered to alumni
11/11/2013

LSBU alumni are being offered the opportunity to take a part-time credit bearing postgraduate module as part of their professional development. There are 14 modules to choose from in the areas of business management, public administration and marketing.

 

 

Marketing alumni honoured at LSBU Business Faculty Awards Ceremony
11/11/2013

LSBU recently held its annual Business Lecture and Awards Ceremony and graduates of the faculty were invited to attend the event in which awards were presented to celebrate their successes and a motivational and inspiring lecture “Whatever it takes” was given by Perry McCarthy, Formula 1 driver aka “The Stig.”

 

 

LSBU launches new website
08/11/2013

The brand-new LSBU corporate website launched last week with a complete redesign, new site features, improved content, rich media and customer-focused information architecture.

 

 

LSBU appoints new Vice-Chancellor
07/11/2013

London South Bank University has appointed Professor David Phoenix as its new Vice-Chancellor designate.

 

 

 

PhD Studentships in Engineering
05/11/2013

LSBU are offering two new and exciting Ph.D. research studentships in conjunction with Sellafield Ltd.

 

 

 

 

Alumna's business voted in UK's top 100
31/10/2013

London South Bank University alumna and Enterprise Associate Arina Sprynz’s business Rinz Sound has been named amongst the Smarta 100 most innovative and resourceful businesses in the UK.

 

 

 

Hasbro challenge LSBU students
17/10/2013

Hasbro, one of the world’s largest toy manufacturers, has challenged product design students at London South Bank University to design new toy concepts for the company.

 

 

 

European Business Certificate reunion
16/10/2013

Former students of the European Business Certificate (EBC) programme recently returned to LSBU for a special reunion held at the new Student Centre after twenty years since they were last together.

 

 

 

 

 

US Scholarships for British postgraduate students
26/09/2013

Applications are now being accepted for British postgraduate students to study at the prestigious Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

 

 

 

 

Your view matters
26/09/2013

We would like to say thank you to everybody who took part in our market research project. The results will help us shape your Alumni Association, to make sure it is a valuable and useful resource to all our former students and staff.

 

 

 

Business students intern at LSBU
20/09/2013

Year 2 students on the BA Accounting and Finance course have completed a seven-week internship in LSBU’s own finance department—giving them invaluable career experience and helping the department with the busy financial year-end.

 

 

 

 

LSBU Alumnus becomes Taekwondo National Champion
12/09/2013

LSBU employee Daniel Walters, a former elite athlete scholar at LSBU won the prestigious title of GB National Taekwondo champion at the weekend in the highly competitive Olympic -68 kg category.

 

 

 

 

New Postgraduate course announced
06/09/2013

LSBU has launched a new masters course aimed to meet the needs of graduates who want to broaden and develop their workplace skills to increase their chances of employability in an increasingly competitive job market. 

 

 

 

Professional Development at LSBU
22/08/2013

 

Once you’ve completed your education and found employment, it’s easy to sit back and drift along. Yet those who build their knowledge, learn new skills and gain extra qualifications are the ones who are most likely to advance their careers and stay ahead of the competition.

 

 

Turn the fridge down, save millions
15/08/2013

Experts have said that families could save a staggering £200million a year by turning the temperature down on their refrigerator by just three degrees

 

Enterprise and Innovation at LSBU
09/08/2013

Next month sees the opening of LSBU’s brand new building dedicated to Enterprise, The Clarence Centre. The centre will provide space for businesses as well as the chance to network.

LSBU academic’s work prevents limb loss in diabetes patients
02/08/2013

Head of Health and Social Care Michelle Spruce has won the award for Best Cross-Faculty Project in the Vice Chancellor’s Enterprising Staff Awards last March.

 

 

Fit for a Prince: LSBU’s regal heritage
30/07/2013

To celebrating the arrival of the new Prince, the University Archives Centre has discovered an old newsreel film showing National Bakery School students making the cake for Prince Charles’ christening back in 1948.

 

New focus on postgraduate funding
24/07/2013

Postgraduate funding has always been limited compared to the support available to undergraduate students. For many, the desire to continue their education beyond undergraduate level is put on hold due to the financial implications. However, that may all be about to change...

An insight into Internships
19/07/2013

The summer holidays are here and for many final year students it marks both the end of their education and the beginning of their career. For a lot of our graduates, this is the first time they have been in a full time position and the change in status is a big one.

Perry Library to undergo £1.9m refurbishment
09/07/2013

This summer will see big changes taking place at the Perry Library. Improvements will be made across several floors and will hopefully make a big difference to users.

Career Guidance Reunion: “Achieving Career Happiness”
02/07/2013

At the recent reunion of career professionals, all former students of the university’s careers education and guidance post-graduate program, enjoyed an informative and entertaining presentation by Anthony Barnes, as well as the opportunity to meet former colleagues.

ESBE announce new Acoustic courses
26/06/2013

The Acoustic group at the faculty of Engineering, Science and the Built Environment (ESBE) are delighted to announce that they are about to launch two new Acoustics courses, in addition to their existing MSc/PgDip Environmental and Architectural Acoustics for the 2013-2014 academic year. 

 

 

The Graduate Entrepreneur Scheme
21/06/2013

Do you have a fresh and innovative business idea that is waiting for the green light? Well LSBU’s Graduate Entrepreneur Scheme could be just the thing you need to get your business off the ground. 

 

What makes a happy career?
14/06/2013

With an exciting Career Guidance Reunion just around the corner, we thought we would take the chance to discuss the topic in question, how do you achieve career happiness?

The Thirst steal show at Alumni Live Music Night
11/06/2013

The LSBU Alumni Association recently hosted the first Alumni Live Music Night with special guests The Thirst headlining the evening with support slots from some of London’s rising musical talents.

 

 

 

Alumnus launches creative webchannel
29/05/2013

Roger R Moore graduated from LSBU in 2011 having studied Business Management and recently launched GE Lifestyle, an online WebTV/online magazine giving a platform for artists to showcase their creative talents. 

 

 

Alumni Sports Day Results
15/05/2013

The LSBU Alumni Association recently hosted the very first Alumni v. Students Sports Day and welcomed over 80 alumni back to campus to take on the current LSBU sports teams in Netball, Football, Basketball and Rugby.

 

LSBU student shines at Milan design week
03/05/2013

Smokers, do you struggle to find somewhere safe to dispose of your cigarette in the street? Well LSBU design stuent, Diana Toth may have created the perfect street-safe solution which was showcased at this year's Milan Design Week.

Dorothy Mead’s first solo exhibition
22/04/2013

The Borough Road Gallery presents ‘Recognising Dorothy Mead: David Bomberg, the Slade and After’, which will run between 26 April – 27 July 2013. Dorothy Mead is a significant twentieth century artist and the exhibition showcases her first ever solo display in a public gallery. 

PhD opportunity for alumni
19/04/2013

Interested LSBU alumni are invited to apply for a new and exciting PhD research opportunity that has just opened in the Department of Applied Science, Faculty of Engineering, Science and the Built Environment.

Alumni speakers wanted
12/04/2013

Would you like to give something back to LSBU and inspire the next generation of graduates? In partnership with the LSBU Careers and Employability Team, the LSBU Alumni Association will be organising a series of Alumni Career Panels.

LSBU alumnus launches UK's first space satellite
05/04/2013

Ivor Scarlett graduated from LSBU in 1952 (then known as the Borough Polytechnic Institute) having studied Metallurgy and English. Following his early career in high-tech manufacturing, Ivor moved into Electronics and was part of the team that launched the UK’s first space satellites.

Connected magazine #14 out now
27/03/2013

Have you received the latest issue of Connected? The magazine was sent out this week to all members of the LSBU Alumni Association. If you did not receive it, simply tell us your current address and we will send you a copy so you can keep up-to-date with all the latest news from your University.

2013 LSBU Alumni Survey – win £250!
25/03/2013

The LSBU Alumni Association is inviting you to have your say and shape the future of our services. Take part in the survey and you’ll be automatically entered into a Prize Draw with a chance to win £250.

Thirsty for live music?
22/03/2013

The LSBU Alumni Association is delighted to announce that The Thirst, a four-piece group from Brixton championed as one of London’s best live bands, have just been booked to play at The Venue Bar, Student Centre.

Eyes on the Price
14/03/2013

Since graduating from LSBU in 2007, Bertie Stephens has gone on to set up a film production business and is now founder and CEO of Flubit, an online discount company valued at over £2.5million.

LSBU Alumna wins 2013 Enterprise Pitching Competition
08/03/2013

LSBU alumna Charlotte Beck won an intense round of live pitches to impress a panel of judges and audience members to win the jury prize of £500 towards her business, SaintClinX.

And the winners are...
18/02/2013

In January 2013, the LSBU Alumni Association announced details of an exciting Prize Draw for members to update us of their current address just in time to receive the upcoming issue of Connected Magazine.

Borough Road Gallery exhibition
14/02/2013

Borough Road has opened the doors to its second exhibition in the ‘A David Bomberg Legacy – The Sarah Rose Collection’.

New Alumni Job Board
07/02/2013

The LSBU Alumni Association has launched a new Job Board for members to post vacancies and search through postings by industry, salary and location.

LSBU launch Chinese Alumni Chapter
01/02/2013

LSBU were delighted to welcome over 50 alumni to a special event to launch the LSBU Chinese Alumni Chapter and celebrate the University’s 120th year anniversary. Former students enjoyed an evening of fine dining, entertainment and nostalgia in the grand surroundings of the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Beijing, on 18th December 2012.

Thomas Cook Assessment Centre
22/01/2013

Thomas Cook will be running an Assessment Centre here on campus on the 15th February 2013 and will be recruiting for a number of roles for the Summer 2013 season.

Alumni discounts for masters courses
11/01/2013

As a recent LSBU alumni, you could get up to 25 per cent discount on your fee for a range of masters programmes starting in January and February.

Allied Health Professionals alumni event
14/12/2012

London South Bank University was proud to mark their 120 years of education provision by hosting a celebration of the Allied Health Sciences department on the 6th December.

LSBU Student Theatre Company
11/12/2012

The LSBU Student Theatre Company gives students the chance to work with a professional theatre team: director, production manager and designer. Throughout the year, the Company put on a number of performances.

Let's Behave at LSBU - celebrating 120 years
07/12/2012

Over 60 education graduates came back to LSBU to celebrate the university’s 120 year anniversary as part of the “Let’s Behave at LSBU” event delivered by the Department of Education.

Post War People's Histories
30/11/2012

As part of the Borough Road Gallery’s second exhibition, they are inviting people who have lived, worked, studied or simply frequented the area of Elephant and Castle and Borough at any time from the 1940s until the present day to submit their stories.

Signs of the Times
23/11/2012

LSBU alumnus Sam Roberts, writer, photographer and researcher, recently published “Hand-Painted Signs of Kratie”, a celebration of the art and craft of Cambodia's hand-painted advertising.

Urban Engineering Reunion
13/11/2012

LSBU welcomed over 150 guests comprising of alumni, guests, staff and students to celebrate the university’s 120th year anniversary, hosted by the Department of Urban Engineering.

Global Entrepreneurship Week
08/11/2012

If you have a desire to be the next Richard Farleigh or Deborah Meaden and need advice on unleashing your inner entrepreneur, then come along to LSBU's inspiring range of events to mark Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Celebrating 120 years with Herman Hertzberger
01/11/2012

As part of LSBU’s 120 year anniversary celebrations, world-renowned Dutch Architect Herman Hertzberger addressed almost 250 guests comprising of LSBU alumni, students, staff and practitioners at London South Bank University.

Vice Chancellor to retire
30/10/2012

Professor Martin Earwicker, Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of London South Bank University, has announced his intention to retire at the end of the current academic year.

Volunteer as a Trustee for LSBU Students' Union
30/10/2012

The LBSU Students' Union is recruiting four External Trustees for the first time to help transform the services and support for students of LSBU. 

Class of '82 return to LSBU
26/10/2012

Students from the BSc Engineering Product Design (EPD) were treated to a rare visit from six LSBU alumni from the class of 1982 who delivered a talk encouraging them to make the most of their opportunities at LSBU. 

Celebrating 120 Years with Richard Farleigh
10/10/2012

LSBU were delighted to welcome almost 200 alumni back to their alma mater to celebrate 120 years since the Borough Polytechnic Institute first opened its doors to students with Richard Farleigh, London South Bank University’s (LSBU) newly appointed Chancellor.

Africa Rocks Expo
05/10/2012

The Africa Rocks Expo is a one-day event that uses a unique blend of seminars, activities and entertainment to encourage people to see Africa differently.

One giant gig for mankind
25/09/2012

Josh Oliver, an LSBU Enterprise graduate, will be involved in the complex technical aspects of hosting a concert in outer space.

LSBU alumna releases debut novel
05/09/2012

Whilst studying at LSBU, Elsa Joseph began writing her debut novel Best Kept Secret for one of her modules. As can sometimes happen with great ideas, they start small but grow into something bigger and better.

View the Stephen Lawrence lecture
22/06/2012

Key players from one of Britain’s landmark legal cases gave an inspirational talk to past and present law students from London South Bank University. You can now view the lecture in full.

A Continuous Career Life Cycle
22/06/2012

Frances Trought, author of Brilliant Employability Skills: How to Stand Out from the Crowd in the Graduate Job Market and Senior Lecturer in Enterprise and Strategy at LSBU has written her top five employability tips.

Salary Negotiation coaching
22/06/2012

To help alumni negotiate job offers as effectively as possible the alumni office has negotiated a special rate on the online salary negotiation training course taught by negotiation professors from London Business School and INSEAD and career coaches like Daniel Porot.

Stephen Lawrence: Impact and legacy
08/05/2012

The Department of Law and LSBU Association was delighted to welcome over 170 law alumni, students and staff to a special lecture to mark the University's 120 year anniversary.

Volunteer and help the next generation
05/03/2012

The Employability and Careers Service is looking for alumni volunteers for their Career planning event on Thursday 22 March 2012. The purpose is for current students to hear from Alumni on how they started their post-university careers. 

Law CPD seminars
15/02/2012

Did you study law at LSBU? If so, you may be interested in attending one of the South London Law Society’s CPD seminars?

We are pleased to confirm each seminar attract 1.5 CPD points

Win tickets to David Hockney RA: A BIGGER PICTURE
14/02/2012

The Royal Academy of Arts presents the first major exhibition in the UK to showcase David Hockney’s landscape work. Vivid paintings inspired by Yorkshire landscape, many large in scale and created specifically for the exhibition, will be shown alongside related drawings and films. LSBU Association members have a chance to win tickets.

Glyndebourne Opera Festival offer
09/02/2012

Glyndebourne Festival is one of the highlights of the international arts calendar and tickets are much sought-after. The LSBU Association is pleased to inform you we have negotiated a special priority booking period for a number of performances.

Internship Opportunities at UBM
03/02/2012

Four internship opportunities for recent graduates

Engineering Excellence Event
30/01/2012

Would you like the chance to attend the ‘Engineering Excellence’ Event?

Crowned Britain’s Best Young Entrepreneur by PC World Business
27/01/2012

2011 LSBU graduate Arnold du Toit has been crowned Britain’s Best Young Entrepreneur by PC World Business.

UK Brand Ambassador Winner
19/01/2012

LSBU alumnus Mohammad Wasim Ghori has won the Education UK Brand Ambassador competition by Education UK, British Council.

Upcoming job opportunities
15/12/2011

We have been contacted by various companies advertising some current positions in different fields. These roles range from Digital Marketing Consultant to a Social Work Student Supervisor.

Terry Edwards pubishes first novel
10/11/2011

LSBU alumnus Terry Edwards has just had his first novel, Spheres of Deception published. The book is available to purchase at Waterstones (Baker Street) or on Amazon and Terry is now looking to turn it into a screen play.

British Home Awards Winner
07/11/2011

Thank you to everyone who voted for fellow Alumnus Alex King in the British Home Awards. We are very pleased to announce that architects Alex King of Designalexable and Edward King (retired) won the Future Homes category of the British Homes Awards 2011 for their design of the Santiago Townhouse.

British Home Awards 2011 finalist
18/07/2011

It is the fifth year of the British Home Awards where today's architects can demonstrate their eco innovations. This year LSBU alumnus, Alex King has entered his design of the Santiago Townhouse which has been selected for the final five.

A Lasting Legacy
01/07/2011

Hitesh Tailor, 1979 Business Studies alumnus, is leaving a legacy to the University in his will. He hopes others will do to same.

On the rise: LSBU climbs 14 places up The Guardian league table
22/05/2011

The Guardian University Guide league tables published on 17 May, have shown that London South Bank University has gained 14 places to number 100.

Alumni V Students football match
07/04/2011

Alumni win the day in the annual alumni v students football match. Every year LSBU alumni battle against current students in the annual LSBU Alumni Football match. The match is played in memory of former student, Glen Paveley, who sadly passed away whilst studying in 2005. Ben Newson, who played for the alumni side has written his account of the match which was played on the 6 April.

London South Bank University announces average fee of £8,390
05/04/2011

London South Bank University has recently announced it plans to charge tuition fees of an average of £8,390 per annum from September 2012 onwards for its undergraduate full time programmes. Vice Chancellor, Professor Martin J Earwicker, provides the context for this decision.

KTP job opportunity
27/02/2011

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is a threeway project between a graduate, an organisation and a university. A KTP looks for top-quality graduates who want to accelerate their career growth by getting their teeth into a 24 to 36 month high-profile industry project. We currently have a job vacancy for a fixed term 2.5 year KTP appointment.

LSBU Rewards is launched!
25/02/2011

LSBU Association members can now join LSBU Rewards, a new online discount shopping website. LSBU Rewards give you quick and easy access to exclusive discounts from hundreds of retailers.

LSBU graduate secures a job with help of university links
15/02/2011

International Marketing Masters graduate Gitte Pedersen has secured a job with advertising agency Ogilvy, whilst studying for her masters here at LSBU.

Volunteers wanted
10/02/2011

Did you study for a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) degree? If so, why not get involved in the STEM ambassador programme and share your experiences of graduating, getting a job and working in the industry to inspire young people and promote careers in STEM

Become a mentor
15/01/2011

London South Bank University is inviting alumni from a range of different industries to participate in a mentoring scheme, as part of the LSBU Student Employability Awards.

Connected questionnaire results
10/01/2011

We would like to thank everyone that completed the 2010 Connected questionnaire, and congratulate Clare Blount on winning this year’s competition.

LSBU launches new service for entrepreneurs
05/01/2011

As part of LSBUs commitment to providing professional opportunity to all who can benefit and improving graduate prospects, the University will be launching a fantastic new service for budding entrepreneurs.

Over 150 attend alumni reunion
14/10/2010

Over one hundred alumni returned to London South Bank University to celebrate either their 20th, 30th or 40th anniversary since completing their studies. The reunion, held on Thursday 14th October, was a great success with many old friendships rekindled and news ones started.