Our students are achievers! Throughout their time with us our students and researchers take part in a number of practical and research assignments and projects. Their achievements may include an end-of-year assessment, a creative project, a performance, a work placement, voluntary work, an external competition or professional collaboration.
Listed below are just some of the student projects that you'll find in our faculty websites.
BSc (Hons) Criminology with Psychology
With the shocking news that human trafficking is on the rise, a determined second-year student is joining the fight against this horrific crime. Opening the Slough branch of the charity 'Stop the Traffik', Zaeema Hussain recently launched a sticker campaign via the town's taxis to raise awareness. "We've targeted taxi drivers," Zaeema explains, "to help them recognise the signs of human trafficking and who they can report it to as drivers are often the eyes and ears of our community." The next stage of her campaign aims to secure funding to take the message into local schools.
More information about the work of the charity can be found at www.stopthetraffik.org
Gym Instructor Level 2
An LSBU student has become the country's first blind person to achieve a Level 2 Fitness Award. James O'Driscoll, a Coach-ability trainee with London Sports Forum for Disabled People is now set to pass on his skills to encourage others to get fit now that he's qualified.
BSc (Hons) Forensic Science and Psychology
Lue Cuttiford had no idea how prestigious the All-disciplines Postgraduate Fulbright Award was when she was preparing for the interview. In hindsight this was a good thing or she may have been put off applying. As a winner, she's off to study her PhD at Texas A&M University and is keen to encourage current LSBU students to push themselves towards realising their potential.
Early Years and Primary Education PGCEs
We continuously find ways to create course content that features practical workplace experience. PGCE students at LSBU are now taking part in a new major seven-week mentoring initiative to help create readers of the future. Working with 17 primary schools across Southwark, Lewisham and Lambeth boroughs they're helping to build pupils' reading confidence and competence. LSBU has built the scheme into their PGCE curriculum, with 153 student teachers working with pupils on a one-to-one basis three times a week under the guidance of an experienced school practitioner.
BSc Industrial Design
Although the entrepreneurs loved his innovative idea, LSBU Industrial Design graduate James Barnham turned them down as he felt they wanted too much equity in his business. But it hasn't held him back. He's gone from strength-to-strength with 'Nova-Flo', a magnetic device which stops baths from overflowing with the help of a sensor. With international clients building up, his latest sales are to Las Vegas hotels.
Find out more about Nova-flo
Students on engineering and design courses
LSBU stole the show at the 350th Royal Society's annual Summer Science Exhibition with their sleuthing wall-walking robot. A team of our Engineering and Design students won the Industrial Robot Innovative Climbing Award and a BAE systems second prize. Visitors were impressed to see the robot find a hidden defect in a steel wall revealing how machines have the potential to remove human risk in unsafe situations.
Enterprise Associate Scheme
After receiving a First Class degree from LSBU in BSc Engineering Product Design, Matthieu Philippault joined our Enterprise Associate Scheme to develop his innovative folding trailer into a market-ready product. Tyligo is named after the Greek for 'to fold' and offers a compact and lightweight solution to a classic travel solution. His creation recently won him a SHELL LiveWire Grand Ideas Award.
BA (Hons) Arts Management
Alice Moore moved into Southwark to study at LSBU and while here founded the Real Drama community theatre company with the support of local young people from the Aylesbury Estate where she lived and surrounding areas. Since Real Drama opened in 2008 the project has evolved from a network of young people sharing ideas and contacts into a fully fledged youth-led theatre company, which has put on its own productions in venues such as the Unicorn Theatre, London Bridge. The group has 40 members aged 16-26 years and 150+ alumni.
Visit our Faculty websites to discover more student success stories.