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Mission, vision and values

We’ve been transforming lives, communities and businesses for over 120 years

Mission and vision

Our vision is to transform lives, communities, businesses and society through applied education and insight.

Over the next five years, we will adapt to take full advantage of both our new Group structure and the digital world.

Student success

We want to be recognised as a leading organisation for outstanding practice-led learning, fostering the development of able graduates, ready to address business and societal challenges.

Real world impact

We will have research and innovation that enhances teaching and tackles global and civic challenges, generates critical insights and sustainable solutions that transform the lives of individuals, communities, businesses and society.

Access to opportunity

Through local and global partnerships we will create opportunities for individuals, businesses and society, and remove barriers to success.

Fit for the future

We will create a flexible, physical and digital environment, which is it for the future and embraces innovation and sustainability. Our transformational and inclusive culture will be people-centric, values-led and ambitious. Our core activity will align with businesses’ and society’s current and future requirements in terms of skills, knowledge, innovation and insight.

Our values are EPIIC

Our staff and students embody and embrace our values of:

Excellence – We are known for working to a high standard and providing a quality service to all.

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Professionalism – Everyone takes personal accountability and responsibility, leads by example and inspires others.

Integrity – We communicate with transparency and respect, creating a working and learning environment based on trust.

Inclusivity – We celebrate being a diverse and vibrant community, where there are no barriers to inclusion and where we view the differences between people as a source of strength.

Creativity – We are innovative, generating ideas and opportunities that are useful in solving problems and enhancing the reputation of the University.


“Life while studying at LSBU was very hectic! When I wasn’t in lectures I was working one of 3 jobs; either as a Student Ambassador for LSBU; as a dance teacher; or as a Market Researcher. In some ways, this was very challenging, but in other ways, it was great because it taught me to be really disciplined with my time.”

Jackie Tomes // alumna // BA (Hons) Art Management

Key Facts



Our campus is in the centre of London, where we have strong partnerships with the industries that surround us: finance, health, the arts, sciences, culinary, law, education, engineering, construction, architecture.



Our courses are career-focused and alongside mentoring, we offer the opportunity to undertake placements, internships or work experience. Before and after graduation our Employability Service will support you in finding a job, interview techniques and more.



Our courses are accredited or designed in partnership with employers and our focus is on personalised learning. We’ve been awarded Silver for Teaching Excellence (TEF).