Loughborough University


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Loughborough University is extremely proud of its reputation for providing a great student experience. We have superb links with industry, commerce and the professions, and have a long history of international research that matters.

We want to ensure that our students are well equipped for their future lives, professionally, intellectually and socially, allowing them to make the most of the Loughborough experience and preparing themselves in the best possible way for their futures.

We are one of the country's leading universities, highly regarded and justifiably proud of our many achievements.

  • Voted England’s Best Student Experience for six consecutive years
  • Loughborough _overview 04The Times Higher Education 2006/7 – 2011/12
  • Winner of seven Queen’s Anniversary Prizes, only to Oxford has more
  • Royal Anniversary Trust
  • The UK’s Best University for Sport
  • The Times / Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014
  • Set on a 438 acre single-site green campus in the heart of the UK
  • Over 92% of graduates in employment or further study six months after graduating
  • Destination of HE Leavers Survey 2012


With 94% of our 2013 graduates are in employment and/or further study within 6 months of graduating, Loughborough prides itself on its ability to provide graduates who are highly sought after by employers.

Not only are our links with leading employers unrivalled, but during your time at Loughborough we also help you to understand and develop the range of employability skills that recruiters seek.

99% of our courses also support students with year-long paid work placements in business, industry, or the professions in the UK or overseas, usually after your second year of study. It’s not usually compulsory but students gain enormously from the experience and typically, after completing their studies at university, are more likely to progress into high quality graduate employment.

Loughborough _overview 03You will experience outstanding teaching, research and facilities here at Loughborough, as well as an unrivalled student lifestyle and a wide range of opportunities to gain good work experience … it’s simply a perfect environment in which to develop your skills in preparation for a successful future career.

You’ll be supported with career planning, you can find out more about studying and working abroad, you can learn a new language and we also have dedicated support for students wanting to start their own businesses.

Visit out careers website for even more information. 

Student Life

Our Students’ Union is one of the most highly rated in the UK according to the National Student Survey. Owned, controlled and run by its members, we offer an unrivalled array of facilities and services.

  • Loughborough _overview 02Ranked No. 1 Students’ Union in What Uni Awards 2014
  • Union facilities include shops, bars, music and film venues
  • Over 80 societies and 50 sports clubs
  • UK’s largest student fundraising organisation
  • By day, the Students Union houses a coffee bar and restaurant, at night the building opens up to become a 4,000 capacity nightclub

There are also a great range of support services on campus including:

  • The Medical Centre provides a range of GP and nurse appointments and is situated in the centre of the campus
  • A pharmacy, dentist and optician located next to the Students’ Union building
  • English Language Support Service (ELSS) offers academic English and study skills workshops, courses and online resources for UK, EU and international students.
  • The Student Advice and Support Service (SASS) offers free, confidential and impartial information and advice for all students, and prospective students
  • The Counselling and Disability Service is here to support Loughborough University’s strategic plan in ensuring equality of opportunity for all students.