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Preparing students for a bright creative future - comment on a new report by million+

A new report on the creative economy highlights the contribution of modern universities like LSBU to the success of the UK's creative sector
26 November 2015

London South Bank University (LSBU) comments on a new report by university think-tank million+ that highlights the success of the creative industries in supporting the wider creative economy.

Creative Futures: Ten Steps to Support the Creative Economy outlines how modern universities have proved to be innovative in responding to new and emerging creative markets. The report sets out ten steps government should take to secure Britain’s future reputation for excellence and innovation in the creative industries.

Professor Lizzie Jackson, Head of Creative Technologies at LSBU, comments: "The Creative Futures report by million+ sets out how modern universities such as LSBU are leading the way when it comes to developing undergraduate and post-graduate courses to directly support the Creative Industries. The Creative Industries are now worth a staggering £76.9bn to the UK Economy, and it’s one of the fastest growing sectors. 

"LSBU’s strong connections with industry as well as our staff - who are often award-winning creatives as well as research-active academics - allow us to deliver courses that are truly state-of-the-art. Our applied research facilitates research-informed teaching, resulting in graduates who leave us ready for industry. It is this continual flow and counter-flow between industry and LSBU that is of such critical importance, together with the encouragement of an entrepreneurial attitude. 

"Overall, the school facilitates a strong creative community, and an environment that assists students to learn alongside the artists, designers, technicians, and producers who teach and inspire them. Our multi-disciplinary approach, investment in industry-standard facilities, and the opportunity to work on real-world briefs results in our students being fully prepared for a bright creative future."

Find out more about careers in the Creative Industries at LSBU.