LSBU shortlisted for three Times Higher Education Awards

07 September 2023

London South Bank University (LSBU) is shortlisted for three awards at the upcoming Times Higher Education (THE) Awards. The university is nominated in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Entrepreneurial University Award. LSBU’s Enterprising Futures team has helped to create over 40 startups and supported over 3,000 students to develop entrepreneurial skills for graduate-level careers. LSBU also extends its startup support to the local community and has delivered 8,000 learning hours, £50,000 in seed funding and guidance from six Entrepreneurs-in-Residence to local aspiring businesses.
  • Outstanding Support for Students Award. LSBU’s Personal Development Plans identifies student’s areas for growth and practical development and links them to a wide range of services and support available. It has improved retention and progression across the university and has transformed how LSBU understand the needs of students and designs its services.
  • Outstanding Library Team Award. In 2021 LSBU’s Library and Learning Resources team introduced a new, 7-day-a-week, customer service model to act as a first point of contact for all student enquiries. The new model has improved the student experience and all referrals are now recorded centrally so the team can ensure that all enquiries are resolved.

Last year, LSBU was highly commended in the Outstanding Entrepreneurial University of the Year Award. The winners will be announced in Liverpool on 7 December.

Professor Taraneh (Tara) Dean, LSBU Provost, said:

“The three Times Higher Education Awards that LSBU is shortlisted for shows the excellence of our work supporting students to learn the skills for successful careers. Student experience is an area we have focused heavily on in recent years and to see both the Library and Learning Resources team and our student support work nominated is testament to the whole university’s hard work.

“Entrepreneurialism is central to LSBU’s work with our students and local businesses. We’ve supported over 5,000 local small and medium businesses to grow and give students the skills needed to create their own business and contribute to the local community and economy.”