Ideas for life: world-changing research at LSBU
LSBU is celebrating Universities Week which seeks to showcase the importance of university research and its impact on our everyday lives
Universities Weeks celebrates the multitude of ways in which universities contribute to a better society. First held in 2010, this year will shine a spotlight on how discovery, invention and innovation in university research is meeting past, present and future challenges.
UK universities are working to tackle the issues that are personally important to each of us, as well as addressing local, national and global challenges. University ideas and inventions are also supporting economic growth in the UK and universities play a key role in the social, economic and cultural life of the country.
As well as addressing the challenging issues faced by society today, LSBU's applied research seeks to provide solutions to the business world and beyond.
Spotlight on LSBU's life-changing research
- Researchers unearth the flaw of major Drinkaware campaign
- LSBU psychology research unearths the flaw of a major Drinkaware campaign, revealing the negative effects anti-drinking posters can have on binge drinkers.
- Keeping nuclear plants safe
- LSBU research is helping Sellafield reduce the risks of hydrogen explosions in decommissioned nuclear plants.
- Business researchers at LSBU help demonstrate that knowledge is power
- Business researchers at LSBU help demonstrate the power and cost saving of effective information that saved 10 HE institutions €2.2 million in its first year.
- Exploring the benefits of bilingual radio drama
- LSBU researchers and their collaborators explore the methods and benefits of creating bilingual radio drama a compelling dramatic experience.
- Putting your best foot forward
- A close association with researchers at LSBU has contributed to sales of over 22 million pairs of FitFlop™ footwear.
- Multiculturalism and Britishness at the Tate
- Home to greats like Hockney, Turner, Freud and Hepworth, the Tate occupies a special place in the UK's cultural psyche. But how does the notion of a national collection representing Britain – perhaps even a discourse of 'Britishness' – fit with a 21st-century idea of identity?
- LSBU research helps London Underground passengers keep cool
- London Underground Limited turns to LSBU to find a cost-effective cooling solution for it's passengers that could save millions.
- Patient Dignity and Person Centred Integrated Care
- Over the last decade, a changing hospital population has seen a rise in the number of older, frailer people being attended to. Professor Lesley Baillie's work looks at the increasingly important subject of patient dignity.
- Getting under the skin of the cosmetics industry
- Continued collaboration between LSBU and Biox, an LSBU start-up company, has resulted in technology that sets new standards in measuring changes to skin. Read more in our case study.
- Bringing learning to life for children with Specific Language Impairment
- LSBU education research is helping children with language difficulties to access new ways to learn and develop.
- Reducing the risk of deep vein thrombosis, heart attack, stroke and amputations
- Swollen ankles, cold feet – the pain associated with poor circulation affects both healthy people and those with underlying conditions. But treatment still relies heavily on symptomatic pharmaceutical and compression therapies – like aspirin and the stockings sold at airports – or more drastic surgical interventions.
- Acoustics research helps improve safety and quality of service on London Underground
- Collaborative Urban Engineering applied acoustics research project with Transport for London to develop and install a high quality system to evacuate deep underground stations in an emergency.
- Facilitating relationship support for 'mixed' couples and families
- This ESRC-funded work is a collaborative project concerned with relationships where each partner is from a different ethnic or racial background but might also involve faith differences.
- Showcasing Britannia's long and diverse history of racial mixedness
- The history of mixed-race people, families and couples is not a contemporary phenomenon, but forms part of a longer history of mixedness and minority ethnic presence in Britain.
- Faber Music, fighting illegal download battle, Knowledge Transfer Partnership
- Faber Music launched 7 e-partner stores with a plan to roll out 40 more - Faber is now seen as a digital market leader for their groundbreaking technology and innovative business model.
LSBU is ranked tenth for diversity by top recruitment firm for 2017
13 February 2018
His Royal Highness The Duke of York officially opens South Bank Engineering University Training College
9 February 2018
LSBU's new Passmore Centre set to boost Southwark apprenticeships
7 February 2018
Peter Tatchell to speak at LSBU Global Panel discussion for LGBT Month
5 February 2018
LSBU University student wins national bursary for engineering talent
29 January 2018
Dynamic partnership with London South Bank University and the V & A proves a hit
24 January 2018
Professor David Nutt: Psychedelics and the 1960s mind
22 January 2018
LSBU hosts first Media Communications and Cultural Studies Association conference
13 January 2018
LSBU supports Southwark Council’s successful bid to regenerate Walworth heritage
12 January 2018
21 February 2018Egyptian International Student Fair - Day one
21 February 2018LSBU Spring Festival Gala 2018
22 February 2018Egyptian International Student Fair - Day two
22 February 2018Research today: Atta Muhammad discusses corporate disclosure by banks
22 February 2018Domestic Abuse through the Life Course
24 February 2018World Education Fair Bucharest - Day one
25 February 2018World Education Fair Bucharest - Day two
27 February 2018Meet our inspiring Law division alumni
28 February 2018BSc (Hons) Product Design/BSc (Hons) Engineering Product Design Information Session
1 March 2018Research today: Dr John Opute discusses collective bargaining in Nigeria