Loughborough University began as a technical institute in 1909, offering courses in technical subjects, science and art. We were renamed Loughborough University in 1996 have since become the largest single-site campus in the country. A new chapter in Loughborough’s history began in 2015 when we opened our second campus in London on the former site of the 2012 Olympic Games.
The University is divided into 17 schools and departments. We offer a diverse range of programmes from traditional academic subject areas including Mathematics, Physics and English through to more vocational subjects such as User Experience Design and Air Transport Management. In addition to our internationally recognised expertise in sports-based subjects, ranks highly for Art & Design, and has a wide-range of Engineering disciplines.
Our School of Business and Economics is also one of only 1% of business schools in the world to have been accredited by all three international accrediting bodies, and is ranked with the UK Top 10 across all of its programmes.
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), Loughborough University was ranked 9th in England for research intensity. Around 65% of the research conducted by Loughborough’s staff was judged to be ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ compared with a national average of 43%.
Our research informs business and industry leaders and helps to shape public policy. As a result, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen’s Anniversary Prizes, which recognise outstanding contribution to wider society.
Here at Loughborough we pride ourselves on preparing our graduates for the world of work. Our Careers Network provides support ranging from advice on which career is right for you, through to the application process, preparing for interviews and accepting job offers.
The campus is home to the largest annual careers fair in the UK, with graduate employers visiting throughout the year. Our graduates are highly sought after by leading employers, with 94% of our students securing employment within 6 months of leaving.
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Loughborough University has dedicated services to support students in every aspect of student life. The Student Advice and Support Centre offers impartial advice regarding student rights and responsibilities during their time here. Our Counselling and Disabilities Service is on hand to help students achieve their potential.
The University also runs both an English Language Support Service and a Mathematics Learning Support Centre for all students seeking additional support with these skills. The Centre for Faith and Spirituality offers a space for prayer and meditation, and is supported by a team of chaplains who are available to anyone irrespective of their religious or spiritual beliefs.
Loughborough’s award-winning student accommodation has options to suit all budgets and preferences. We have 4 halls of residence available to postgraduate students.
For those looking for private accommodation, Loughborough has a variety of off-campus options, and our Student Accommodation Centre can provide help and advice when looking for a place to live.
Following a recent £5m makeover, Loughborough’s Pilkington Library provides access to over 700,000 books, CDs and DVDs, as well as 100 online databases and 30,000 electronic journals. Offering 9,000 square metres of study space, the library caters to all learning styles.
There are over 200 PCs available, and the building is divided into silent, quiet and more sociable study areas.
All staff and students have access to the campus-wide WiFi network. In addition to the library, students have access to many other computer labs located across the campus that offer access to a range of specialist software. Several labs offer 24/7 keycard access. The library is home to our PC Clinic which provides IT assistance 7 days a week during term time.
All students and staff are able to register with the Loughborough Medical Centre, our on-campus NHS surgery. The campus also has a dentist and an optician. The University provides a range of mental health services, including both the Counselling Service and the Mental Health Support Team. Our Disability Office provides tailored support for students with a wide range of additional needs.
Located right in the heart of the country, Loughborough University is the largest single-site campus of its kind in the UK. Its 438-acres combine large open green spaces with state-of-the-art buildings housing teaching facilities of the highest quality. The Students’ Union is the social hub of the campus, hosting a packed programme of events throughout the year including at least three student nights per week.
Our Midlands location means that the whole country is within easy reach. London can be reached in less than 90 minutes by train, Birmingham is less than an hour away and Nottingham, Derby and Leicester can all be reached within 30 minutes.
Loughborough is home to the largest concentration of world-class sporting facilities in the country. These include an indoor athletics centre, an outdoor stadium, cricket and football pitches, a brand-new rugby pitch, tennis courts, a netball centre, two state-of-the-art gym facilities and much more besides. The best part is that you’ll have discounted access to all of these facilities as a Loughborough student, and they’re open to you regardless of your level of experience or ability.
Loughborough Students’ Union is home to over 100 student societies and aims to offer something for everyone. You can try your hand at anything from hot air ballooning through to quidditch and also join one of the many faith and cultural societies celebrating the many diverse nationalities represented within our community. Students can also get involved in one of our 56 AU sports clubs, and also compete for their hall or department in the various leagues that run across the campus.
The Student Union also houses LSU Media, where you can involved in the running of our University TV channel, radio station and student magazine.
Many of our courses are accredited by relevant national governing bodies. The School of Business and Economics is one of only 1% of business schools to have achieved accreditation from all three major accrediting bodies. Our engineering courses are also accredited by prestigious institutions such as The Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
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