LSBM student life is filled with opportunities to broaden your skills and experience through study, social interaction and professional development. As LSBM is located in the centre of London you will have plenty of opportunity to discover some of the many facets of the UK’s capital city. London is one of the most diverse and exciting cities in the world, offering a vast choice of ways to live and spend time. With so many attractions, resources and employment prospects, studying at LSBM will enable you to discover a unique perspective of London as you shift between academic, social and professional areas of your life.
General Support and information for living in London:
Even if you are from the UK, it may take some time to adapt to living in the great metropolis. Although exciting, London life can move surprisingly fast and sometimes leave you feeling slightly baffled by all that is going on around you.
At LSBM we endeavour to guide you towards some short cuts to help you balance your personal and social life with your studies and experience all that London has to offer.
Social Activities and LSBM Societies
LSBM encourages students to participate in social activities which can be suggested by you and are organised by the Student Services Coordinator and LSBM Class Representatives on a monthly basis. These activities aim to promote a healthy life balance between study and social life and give you the opportunity to get to know other people on your course and at the college. Some activities student services have supported in the past include; ice skating at Somerset House, Bowling, excursions to Thorpe Park and Paintballing.
Career Development Service
Student employment opportunities are posted regularly on the noticeboard in the Student Services Centre. Our Student Services Coordinator is able to offer information relating to internships, career and CV preparation seminars.
Through LSBM's collaboration with an Internship Agency students have the opportunity to gain professional skills and experience by working within various London based organisations related to their subject specialization.
Out and About in Town
When you are not studying, and have some free time you will never be at a loss for something to do in London.
The social scene in London can be phenomenal. The city is bursting with night clubs, bars, pubs, cinemas, and restaurants. If you are a music lover or love live shows, London is the place to be as plenty of creative talent is drawn to the capital.
With so many theatres and alternative venues to host shows, there are countless world-hit drama, dance, cabaret, music and comedy performances to go to. Furthermore, as a student you will be able to benefit from huge savings on tickets and club nights. For discounts on theatre tickets try searching: http://www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk or student discount websites such as: http://www.studentbeans.com/student-discounts
London is one of the most exciting places to live and explore. Students at LSBM have limitless access to an infinite choice of attractions in the capital. You can freely visit any of the historic museums open to all, such as, the British Museum, the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Museum of London. In addition there are numerous outstanding galleries such as the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, and the Wallace Collection, all accessible free of charge. On top of that, there is always a choice of world famous landmarks to visit including the London Eye, London Bridge, Buckingham Palace, and the Royal Festival Hall to mention just a few!
Exploring Further Afield
For students looking to explore further afield, escape the hustle and bustle of city life by obtaining a discount railcard to travel out of London and perhaps discover some of the stunning coastlines, or countryside around the UK.
Shopping has to be one of the main attractions for students living in London. Students can explore some of London’s well-known markets such as Camden, Portobello Road, and Greenwich, or some of the numerous shops along Oxford Street to find cutting edge fashion or spot the latest trends. There are also many specialist markets around London such as Borough Food Market for a gourmet selection of cooked produce and fresh ingredients, and Colombia Road Flower market which has an infinite selection of flowers and plants from around the world.
Students can balance their studies and maintain good health by using their membership at the University of London Union (ULU) to join the fitness centre, and any of the sports clubs on offer which include Badminton to Waterpolo.