LSBU visit to iheed HQ

22 Sep 2023

This week, we were delighted to welcome a delegation from London South Bank University (LSBU) at the iheed HQ in Dublin. The visit symbolised a strengthening of our partnership and paved the way for future collaborative efforts.  

Who Was in Attendance? 

The LSBU delegation comprised: 

  • Stuart Bannerman, Associate Pro Vice Chancellor (International) 

  • Mandy Maidment, LSBU Global, Academic Dean 

  • Kathryn Start, Director of Partnership and International, LSBU Institute of Health and Social Care 

  • Rachel Picton, Dean of Allied and Community Health 

iheed currently offers a Master of Science in Nursing: Mental Health Care with LSBU. We have 130 nurses either studying or commencing their studies on this programme and the word of mouth has been exceptionally strong with an NPS score of 75+ 

LSBU's Legacy and Rankings 

LSBU are a pioneering and inclusive partner. They perfectly mirror and complement the iheed principles and mission regarding access and democratisation of higher education. In the Times Higher Impact Rankings 2023, they are ranked 8th in the world for widening participation and reducing inequalities. They are ranked 60th in the world for gender equality and 32nd in the world for addressing poverty.  

LSBU is also renowned for its rich nursing heritage. 2024 represents LSBU’s 50th anniversary of offering nursing qualifications. In those 50 years they have been truly pioneering and industry leading.  

LSBU’s Nursing Legacy and Prestige: 

  • Reputationally outstanding in Nursing and Midwifery courses. 

  • Early adaptors to formal nursing qualifications and a bachelor’s in nursing. 

  • Consistently highly scored by the NMC, regularly maintaining a purple level (highest rating) for quality. 

  • 1 third of London’s nurses are LSBU graduates. 

  • Guys, Great Ormond St, Imperial, Kings, St. Barts. All of the leading teaching hospitals in the London area are associated with LSBU. 

  • LSBU’s reach in Allied Health in the Trusts and private hospitals is also unparalleled.  

Forward Together 

As the visit concluded, both parties participated in strategic planning sessions that have laid the groundwork for a more robust partnership. We are excited about the potential for new joint projects that will not only strengthen our institutional ties but also contribute significantly to the advancement of nursing and allied health education globally. 

22 Sep 2023