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London South Bank University at 125: MPs sign Commons motion

One and a quarter centuries after the Borough Polytechnic Institute was founded in Southwark, Neil Coyle MP has tabled a Commons motion congratulating London South Bank University.

Eight other MPs have signed Neil Coyle's early day motion:

That this House congratulates London South Bank University on its vital contribution to higher education as it reaches its 125th anniversary; celebrates its leading role in providing access to high quality professional and technical education for people and employers recognises its significant achievements in generating world leading applied research with businesses; and commends the university on its place as a key educational and civic partner across south London in transforming lives, businesses and communities for the better.

Mr Coyle's EDM attracted the support of both of his fellow Southwark MPs Harriet Harman and Helen Hayes, as well as Vauxhall's Kate Hoey.

LSBU chief operating officer Ian Mehrtens said: "Our aim is to provide the very best student experience, deliver real world impact through our research and transform the campus for learning in the 21st century.

"By 2020, LSBU aims to be London's top modern university and it is great to know we have the support of our local MPs in reaching that goal."

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