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LSBU has focused on providing professional opportunity for all who can benefit for 125 years

London South Bank University (LSBU) is celebrating 125 years this year. Established as the Borough Polytechnic Institute in 1892, the original aim of LSBU was 'to promote the industrial skill, general knowledge, health and well-being of young men and women', which remains remarkably similar today. Our continuous focus on vocational education and professional opportunity allows us to produce graduates who can meet the challenges of today's workplace.

LSBU's Timeline

Browse our timeline to explore the history of LSBU from its inception to the present.

University Archives

The University Archives Centre curates LSBU's history – preserving photographs, documents, academic material and landmarks from its foundation in 1892 to the present day.  Read our department page for the University Archives Centre.

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