Starting at LSBU this January?

Starting at University is both an exciting and life-changing experience, and we’re here to help you get the most out of your time with us. Get ahead of your studies with free our ‘Preparing for Academic Studies’ course.

This free course, taught in partnership between London South Bank University and Lambeth College is ideal for students starting at University in January 2020 and who want to develop their study skills and prepare for success at University. The course will cover the essential skills you need in the first year of your degree programme, as well as an opportunity to meet other new students from across the University.

Topics will include:

  • Study skills
  • Team working
  • Presentation skills
  • Academic vocabulary
  • Academic terminology
  • Plagiarism
  • Harvard referencing

Why study this course at LSBU?

Get a head start on key study skills you'll need in your first year of university, receiving a certificate of completion
Explore the LSBU campus and library on a Welcome Tour
Developing key skills in areas including public speaking, presentations and academic referencing
Gain hands-on expertise, with teaching delivering in partnership between Lambeth College and London South Bank University


London South Bank University student union is located at 103 Borough Rd, London SE1 0AA.

If you are visiting our Southwark Campus, you may wish to use our downloadable campus map (PNG File 466 KB). For information on accessibility, see our DisabledGo access guides.

Walk or bicycle

The University is in easy walking distance of underground and leading overground stations. We are only 20 minutes away from the Thames. We encourage walking and cycling and have bicycle racks on campus. Please check the Transport for London cycling website for London cycling maps and route planners.

By bus

LSBU is very well connected, and a large number of buses travel to and connect in the Elephant and Castle area from across London.

By train or tube

The Bakerloo and Northern lines stop at Elephant & Castle underground station, which is right next to campus. The closest rail stations are Elephant & Castle, London Waterloo and London Bridge. To plan your train journey, visit the National Rail website.

By car

London South Bank University does not provide public parking space. There is a limited amount of parking in the area, so we strongly advise using public transport.

Do consider the Congestion Charge if you are driving through London to reach the campus. Find out if you'll be crossing the Congestion Charge zone to reach our Southwark Campus.

TfL journey planner

You can travel to Southwark Campus by using public transport, plan your journey using the Transport for London journey planner.

Entry Level Requirements

This free course is available to all students based in the UK who are starting a degree programme with LSBU in January 2020.

Advanced entry

If you have already completed some studies at another university, we may be able to consider you for advanced entry. Please see our advanced entry page for more information.

International students

International (non Home) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.

To register for the course please email with your name, date of birth and title of the course you will be starting at LSBU. You will be asked to complete a registration form on the day, where a form of ID will be needed.

The course will take place in Nelson Haden Lecture Theatre, Faraday Wing, Southwark Campus. Please use our campus map to help you get around.

The course runs across 21st-22nd January, 10-5pm


Teaching and Assessment

This two-day course will be taught via a range of interactive lectures, workshops, pair and group work.

Contact information

Course Enquiries - UK

Tel: 0207 815 7500

Register your interest

International team enquiry

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7815 6189

Get in touch

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