Student experience

We'll give you plenty of opportunities to develop your professional skills through applied learning

No.4 in the UK overall for Accounting and Finance (Guardian League Table 2018).

Student employability and student enterprise is at the core of all we do. All our programmes have a strong focus on practical application, creativity and the development of entrepreneurial skills.

In recognition of this fact the School has been awarded Centre of Excellence accreditation from the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (IoEE). Professional body accreditations underpin many of our courses, providing an additional expert currency to our qualifications.

An enterprising approach

No.2 in the UK for student satisfaction in Marketing (Complete Uni Guide League Table 2018).

Enterprise is not just about starting a business; it's about recognising opportunities and seizing them. Student enterprise develops skills essential for your future, whether you become an entrepreneur, a freelancer or an employee.

During your time with us you will have the opportunity for real life experiences via industry placements or projects. These include everything from consultancy projects an live briefs and work placements to business games and simulations.

No. 1 London Modern Uni for business, management and marketing (Guardian League Table 2016).

There are many opportunities to connect with employers too – through our business networks, our new Business Solutions Centre, partnerships with universities, volunteering, research projects and social enterprises.

School-based activities are often delivered in partnership with professional bodies or the Institute of Directors. These provide you with the opportunity to share the experiences and knowledge of industry experts whilst developing your strategic networks for the development of future opportunities.

IoEE student membership benefits

As an accredited Centre of Excellence for enterprise Business School students are eligible for IoEE Student Membership, which affords them exclusive access to the latest and best research and resources needed to expand their expertise and stay current; a network of communication and learning; and access to exclusive student programs such as competitions, scholarships, awards, continuing education courses and events.

IoD student membership benefits

The School funds IoD student membership for 100 exceptional students. The IoD represents the interests of more than 37,000 business leaders across the UK, giving the LSBU students unprecedented access to some of the most senior company heads in the country as mentors, potential employers and even investors in start-up businesses.

The student membership offers a range of valuable benefits including personal, confidential support from a 'guru panel', and a placement and internship notice-board advertising work experience opportunities.

Opportunities to engage in student enterprise

At LSBU, we provide students and alumni with a supportive environment to learn entrepreneurial skills and gain the confidence to start and grow successful businesses.

Our support includes inspirational talks from visiting entrepreneurs, practical workshops, taster sessions, competitions, enterprise schemes and other special events.

Visit our Student Enterprise page for more information.

Applied learning

When on campus, our subject-specific knowledge and expertise is delivered via lectures from our academic team and industry experts. These are then supported by interactive small group seminars.

Seminars are very dynamic and varied with an emphasis on the application of business theory to case studies or real life project work. Participative debate and critique of theories and issues is encouraged, and key to your development throughout your time with us.

At postgraduate level these skills should be so highly developed that many seminars are student-led, allowing you to take greater independence and control over your learning and areas of specialism.

Rated silver for teaching excellence

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017

Personal development

Our personal tutoring system enables staff to work with you to ensure that your individual learning needs are met and supported at all points of your academic journey. The dedicated Careers Service team gives further support to ensure you find appropriate work experience opportunities tailored to your individual aspirations.

At the heart of our campus, we have our Student Centre – a central hub for group study or to meet staff informally. It is here that you can gain additional support in IT, maths and communication skills for academic and professional development if needed. It is also home to the Students' Union, café and bar.

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