Student experience

(in Politics - National Student Survey, 2018)

We aim to support you throughout your undergraduate studies at the School. Our teaching and learning includes:

  • personal tutoring
  • tutor guidance and advice on work experience as you plan your career
  • seminars, online learning environments and specialist advice sessions
  • practical application of learning and tailored field trips
  • real life experience in the Legal Advice Clinic and purpose-built mock classrooms
  • support through specialist work placements and projects with employers
  • mix of assessment methods

At postgraduate level:

  • training in research methods and assistance with independent research projects, which can be linked to your interests, professional development and/or employment
  • range of assessment methods
  • practical application of research to real-world scenarios
  • extra clinics offering support outside lecture and tutorial sessions

I picked LSBU because of its very relaxed and open feeling. Students come here from almost every ethnic, political, religious and class background that you can think of, which provides a very open and enlightening campus.

Ross Collingham  BSc (Hons) Politics


LSBU’s dedicated Careers Service will help you find work placements and jobs in your fields of interest such as education, law, travel, tourism and the civil service.

In Law, 50% of our training is delivered practically through on-site placements, which offer a vital part of a student's professional development. That's why we are so proud to partner with some of the very best organisations and law firms in the country. Detailed placement information is available at course level by searching the online prospectus.

Understanding the needs of the learner is at the heart of our programmes for teacher trainees. All of our trainees enjoy placements in a diverse range of learning settings.

Further afield

As part of some courses, you have the opportunity to spend time in other countries, experiencing a legal system in another culture – like China. This helps bring to life theory learnt in the classroom, and brings a global perspective to law.

Working with the capital

We make the most of being located in the centre of London by tapping into the city's most innovative education, law, social, urban and tourism industries. This enhances our student experience through guest speakers, visits, and practical or research projects.

The University's location in the heart of central London is a major asset for all our students. Close to the banking and commercial centres, next-door to the city's Southbank and on the doorstep of the £1.5 billion 55-acre Elephant and Castle and Borough re-development area, this forms a rich ground for applied project work.


Our newly-opened Student Centre at LSBU is a central hub for support and employment information, group study or meeting staff informally. It offers students support in IT, maths and communication skills for academic and professional development. The centre is also home to the Students' Union, café and bar.

LSBU’s Southwark campus is within easy reach by bus, train, London Underground or bicycle. We’re a popular choice for part-time and day release students. Stay in our halls of residence or nearby in private rented accommodation and you'll have the perfect base to explore the city and its many world-renowned attractions.

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 pages for more information.

Enterprise Associate Scheme

The scheme supports entrepreneurial students to explore and develop the commercial potential of their final year projects.