The Student Centre was developed as a home for the University's non-academic student support services as well as the Students' Union. It was built in 2012 and opened to staff and students in November that year, though it was officially opened on 20 June 2013 by the University's Chancellor, Richard Farleigh. Guests at the opening ceremony included Simon Hughes MP, representatives from Hawkins\Brown, the building's architects, business partners from the Southwark community and University staff. The ceremony consisted of speeches by the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor and Students' Union President along with a barbeque and student displays.
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The Chelsea Pensioners' annual Christmas Cake Ceremony began in 1950 as a symbol of friendship between the United Kingdom and Australia. Each year the Australian Returned and Services League donates a large Christmas cake to the Chelsea Pensioners, with each Australian state taking it in turns to commission the cake.
FIND was an exhibition showcasing work by thirty-five LSBU graduates from the range of design courses offered by the University. The exhibition aimed to encourage communication between new designers and industry professionals and inspire current design students. It was held in the Keyworth Centre and was formally opened by the University's Chancellor Richard Farleigh.
The exhibition celebrated the centenary of Roger Fry's Borough murals, which were commissioned in 1911 to decorate the Borough Polytechnic Institute's student dining room and were sold to the Tate Gallery in 1931. The exhibition was held in the Keyworth Centre Atrium and was organised by a group of University students with support from the University Archives Centre.
This lecture was the opening event in LSBU's Professional Lecture Series. Dame Karlene Davis' lecture was entitled 'Is Choice in Childbirth a Western Indulgence?'
Victor Adebowale was made an Honorary Fellow of the University.
The demonstration was organised by the Stop The Fees Campaign in support of five Oxford University students who were refusing to pay their tuition fees in protest against the introduction of student loans and the removal of grants.
In May 1999 a protest march was organised by groups including the Anti-Nazi League, Unison and the Movement for Justice in order to protest against the extreme right's nail bomb campaign, which targeted London's black, Bangladeshi and gay communities. The march route began in Brixton and led to Downing Street and Trafalgar Square.