LSBU scores 5 stars in QS ratings for teaching, facilities and inclusiveness
20 March 2015
London South Bank University (LSBU) has been given a maximum rating by the internationally-recognised QS Top Universities group for teaching, facilities and inclusiveness.
QS Stars is a world-recognised independent assessment that allows students to get a wide picture of a university's qualities, looking at everything from the employability of graduates, to sports facilities, community engagement and research.
Unlike some other league tables it is designed to reflect the nuanced mission of universities and the needs of students.
This is the first time LSBU has entered the voluntary assessment, which evaluates an institution against more than 50 different indicators, and it has received the highest-possible 5-star rating for its teaching, facilities and inclusiveness.
Across all the score's categories, which include teaching, research, internationalisation, employability, facilities, engineering and technology, inclusiveness and innovation, LSBU achieved 3 stars in line with many other universities across the globe.
"These 5-star ratings are a reflection of LSBU's reputation amongst employers and the reason that our graduates enjoy some of the highest starting salaries in the UK," commented LSBU Vice-Chancellor Professor David Phoenix.
"LSBU students enjoy truly world-class facilities such as the recently completed new petrochemical engineering laboratories, our Academy of Sport which trains Olympic athletes, and LSBU Rocket—the UK's first student business accelerator scheme designed and delivered in collaboration with leading figures in the start-up community.
"This is a strong outcome from our first QS evaluation but we will continue to invest and I expect that over coming years we will further advance our standing against these international comparators."