About us

WHO WE ARE

Global University Systems (GUS) is an international network of higher-education institutions, brought together by a shared passion for accessible, industry-relevant qualifications.

GUS delivers a wide variety of programmes, including bachelor's degree programmes, master's degree programmes, professional training, English Language training, and corporate & executive education. When someone chooses to study at one of our institutions– whether on campus in Europe, North America, or even in their own home – they're joining a network of over 40,000 students worldwide. 

We are based in some of the world’s biggest cities, with campuses in London, Birmingham and Manchester; across the Atlantic in Toronto, Chicago and Vancouver; and across the globe in places such as Singapore and Hannover.

Our students

The student experience is our number-one priority at GUS. Over 40,000 people are currently studying with us around the world, contributing to classrooms and learning groups that are inclusive, culturally diverse and always provide a fresh perspective.

We invest constantly in both the facilities and learning materials for each and every one of our institutions, ensuring that every student receives the most relevant, up-to-date education possible.

We also understand that everyone has other commitments in life, and that they may not be able to study full-time. That’s why we offer a range of course options to suit everyone; our students can study full-time and part-time, on campus and even at home, thanks to our comprehensive online learning platform. At GUS, we work hard to ensure our programmes work around our students.

Our faculty

Our expert faculty are drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds, and teach everything from business and finance to fashion and photography. They have all excelled in academia or industry, and bring with them a lifetime of real-world knowledge.

This real-world knowledge is what sets our faculty apart. They don't just recite from a syllabus - they appreciate the practical application of everything they teach, giving their examples and case studies unparalleled relevance.

Below are biographies for just a few of the faculty that make GUS a true centre of teaching excellence.

Dr Varaprasad Natarajan

Dr Varaprasad is an eminent Singaporean educator with strong management and board experience. He has previously held many senior leadership roles including CEO of the National Library of Singapore, Deputy President of the
National University of Singapore (NUS) as well as Founding Principal/CEO of Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore. Trained as an engineer in New Zealand with additional executive educaion at Stanford and Harvard Universities, he is now involved in consulting work and holds Adjunct Professorships at both NUS and UniSIM.

Dr Steve Priddy

Steve is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) with nearly 30 years of top level experience in accountancy. His previous role as Associate Director at Arup Group generated significant earnings, and he was Director of Technical Policy & Research for ACCA.

Dr. Peter Wheale

Peter was Director of Postgraduate Research Studies at Surrey European Management School (Surrey University) and has more than 15 years' experience in business education. An accomplished academic, he has an undergraduate and three Master's Degrees, as well as a PhD in Applied Economics.

Professor James Kirkbride

Professor Kirkbride is LSBF's Vice Rector and Vice President. He has 30 years of experience in academic management, from Assistant Dean and Head of School at Leeds Metropolitan University to Deputy Head at Manchester Metropolitan University's School of Law.

Rob Sowerby

Rob has taught professional and master's courses in London and internationally for over 20 years, gaining an excellent reputation for his accessible, entertaining and motivational tuition. He has been the director of the Professional School for the past four years.

Malwyn Buckland

Maldwyn Buckland is Director of Standards & Quality at LSBF. He has over 30 years of experience in academic and quality management, from Vice Principal at Plymouth College of Art & Design, Director of Higher Education at City College Manchester and over recent years as an Educational Oversight (REO) Review Coordinator with the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).

SAGI HARTOV

Following a teaching role at the Junior Royal Academy of Music, Sagi took the position of Cultural Affairs Officer at the Israeli Embassy in London. Since then he has led several successful projects, including the Israeli International Music Competition and the Ernest Bloch Music Competition.