Facts and figures

Responding to the challenge of a rapidly changing higher education landscape

You can read about our past year's successes in the reviews below or discover what our vice-chancellor has to say about higher education in the compilation of his blogs and articles.

You can also view our financial statements and executive expenses reports.

Our Corporate Strategy 2015-2020 (PDF File 749 KB) sets out how the University will achieve its vision of becoming London's top modern university by 2020.

Annual Review

Cover of Annual Review

Download our Annual Review (PDF File 3,950 KB).

LSBU students continue to excel year-on-year. Not only have they achieved academically but they’ve also created a positive atmosphere on our campus and contributed to making our society a better place.

A Year in Higher Education booklet

Download A Year in Higher Education 2019 (PDF File 1,376 KB).

In 2019, our Vice-Chancellor Professor David Phoenix wrote a number of blogs and articles covering issues in higher education.

Cover of Annual Review

Download the Research, Enterprise and Innovation team's Annual Review (PDF File 3,383 KB).

This Annual Review charts the successes of the Research, Enterprise and Innovation Department, as it prioritises investment into eight key research themes.

This year we have hosted dozens of visits from representatives of government, business and educational and skills organisations wanting to know more about what we are doing.

As we talk to them it is clear that much of our work is innovative and highly regarded.

Professor David Phoenix, Vice-Chancellor.

Financial statement

We consider financial sustainability absolutely fundamental to delivering our mission of supporting students to achieve professional success.

As well as the efficiency programme, which has saved £6m, we have also developed plans to deliver a prudent sustainable annual operating surplus, which has enabled us to manage uncertainty as we invest for the future and continue to strengthen the quality of support given to students.

Where are my fees being spent?

University fees cover a broad range of costs to provide a university education. The £9,250 fee contributes to your academic tuition; academic support services; employability, internships and work placement support; wellbeing services; equipment and learning materials; technical support; IT and digital learning; and investment and maintenance in buildings and facilities.

See our Undergraduate Home Fee Breakdown (PDF File 75 KB).

Developing facilities and infrastructure

The University is constantly looking to develop and extend the benefits of its location and the features of its varied landscape. This leads us to create innovative new buildings, redevelop Grade II-listed properties and carry out a programme of changes and improvements that constantly further enhance our student offer.

Financial accounts

In full compliance with the Office for Students requirements, below are copies of the University's annual financial statements, dating back to the 2009/10 academic period. The document is a review of our financial year and includes balance sheets, consolidated income and expenditure account and an independent auditor's report.

Executive expenses

The University reimburses the travel and subsistence expenses incurred by the vice-chancellor on LSBU business.

Our financial regulations (PDF File 618 KB) set out the guidelines for expenses claims.

The vice-chancellor's expense reports are published periodically.

Trade Union facility time reporting

The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 came into force on the 1 April 2017. These regulations place a legislative requirement on relevant public sector employers to collate and publish, on an annual basis, a range of data on the amount and cost of trade union facility time within their organisation.