Pride in our staff & students

It’s Pride season and as in-person activities are back it’s time to celebrate. We’re excited to be attending several events over the coming months and we can’t wait to meet you all.

For us, Pride is a great opportunity to show our commitment to, and our pride in, all our LGBTQ+ staff and students across our family of institutions. including the university, South Bank Colleges and our academies.

It’s also another chance for LSBU to let every one of our future students and employees know that we’re the place for you. Making education accessible is at our very core and we proudly stand against homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and any form of discrimination, as we strongly believe there should be no barriers to brilliance.

We want to continue to provide an environment where you have access to opportunity; where you can rise higher than you ever thought possible, where you feel that you belong and where you can become the best version of yourself. Whether you’re interested in working or studying with us, we’ll be supporting you, your success, and your goals all the way.

Come and see us at one of the following Pride events:

Out for Sport – 10 June

We’re so excited to host Out for Sport this year as we welcome up to 40 LGBTQ+ grassroots sports clubs into our Student Union to promote their memberships and activities to the LGBTQ+ community. This lively event is always incredibly popular and it’s a brilliant way to scope out new hobbies and skills as well as meet new people! Register here for more info.

Essex Pride – 25 June

This is our first time at Essex Pride – and we’re looking forward to kickstarting our official Pride activities there with an LSBU stand! You’ll get to meet colleagues from our Havering campus where we teach both Adult & Mental Health Nursing. You can also meet some of our other staff from across LSBU and find out about our other courses which are available at our Southwark and Croydon campuses plus our other institutions. Check out the official Essex Pride.

Pride in London – 2 July

We’re delighted to be joining the parade again in the UK’s biggest pride event. Keep an eye out for us and give us a wave as we join thousands of others marching through the streets of London, celebrating Pride together! If you can’t make it, follow LSBU on Instagram where we’ll be sharing our adventures live throughout the day.  You can see the route along with tons more info on the Pride in London website.

London Trans+ Pride – 9 July

Another first for us as we link up with several other universities to march through London to protest the injustices faced by trans+ people all over the world in this grassroots and powerful event. This couldn’t be more important or timely. Head over to the London Trans+ Pride Instagram page for updates:

Croydon PrideFest – 16 July

With our new campus in Croydon, we had to have a presence at Croydon PrideFest! We’ll be joining the parade through the town centre and then onto Wandle Park for more entertainment and fun. We’ll have a stand where you can meet staff and students from our business and health courses, such as Adult Nursing and Chiropractic – plus we’ll have info on all the other courses we teach at both our Southwark and Havering campuses as well as other LSBU Group institutions. We love our new home in Croydon and we’re looking forward to meeting our neighbours! Find out what’s going on throughout the day by visiting Croydon Pride website.

UK Black Pride – 14 August

Back in January, we awarded Lady Phyll, Co-Founder of UK Black Pride, with an Honorary Doctorate for her incredible work and efforts to tackle inequality & discrimination. So we’re super excited to be the Headline Sponsor of the Wellbeing Stage at UK Black Pride! We’ll be delivering a session to showcase our project looking at our mental health services at LSBU for our Black students as well as exploring the wider issues of closing the attainment gap and ensuring greater access to opportunities for Black students and staff across the education sector. We’ll also have a stand where you can meet our staff and students and find out more about life at LSBU so come say hi. Sign up for updates by visiting UK Black Pride website.

Life at LSBU

Location is everything and our city-campus in South London is the perfect place to study. We’re surrounded by the world’s biggest industries, and still offer our students a real community vibe, with plenty of shared spaces to learn and unwind. Not to mention having some of the capital’s rich history and culture right on our doorstep. We run open days throughout the year so you can come and see for yourself, take a campus tour and meet our talented academics and students – we hope to see you there.

Southwark isn’t our only base; we also have campuses in Havering and Croydon teaching a range of health and businesses courses, as well as our LSBU Group colleges and academies located across south London.

Studying with us

Our lecturers know their subjects like the back of their hands because they’ve more than likely lived it and our teaching is designed with industry partners. We also offer you placements and work experience so you can hit the ground running soon as you graduate. Check out our range of undergraduate & postgraduate courses, as well as apprenticeships:

Applied SciencesBaking Science & Technology/ Bioscience/ Forensic Sciences/ Psychology/ Sports & Exercise Science

Arts & Creative IndustriesActing & Performance/ Fashion Communication/ Film & TV Practice/ Media Production/ Photography

Built Environment & Architecture – Architecture, Civil & Building Services Engineering, Construction, Property & Surveying

Business – Accounting & Finance, Business Management, Economics, Events Management, Marketing

Engineering – Chemical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design

Law & Social Sciences – Education, Law, Politics, Criminology, Sociology, Housing

Nursing & Midwifery – Adult Nursing, Children’s Nursing, Learning Disability & Mental Health Nursing, Midwifery

Allied & Community Health – Diagnostic & Therapeutic Radiography, Social Work, Operating Department Practice, Chiropractic, Physiotherapy & Sports Rehabilitation, Dental Hygiene

Work with us

At LSBU we create an environment which attracts and fosters the very best staff, and where everybody, whatever their role, feels valued. From flexible working to development opportunities, we have a comprehensive benefits package for our staff.

Our colleagues are very community focused and our EPIIC values - Excellence, Professionalism, Integrity, Inclusivity & Creativity - were co-designed with staff. They run through all aspects of LSBU and sit at the very heart of our work. EPIIC guides us to be the employer and educator we want to be, one that is people-centred and allows our staff to thrive.

Our staff networks and other activities also make LSBU a great place to work! We have networks for our LGBTQ+ staff as well as race equality, gender equality, disability, and parents & carers each delivering a range of events, activities and projects throughout the year. We’re also committed to becoming a menopause friendly workplace.

Check out our current vacancies.