Loughborough University

Loughborough is one of Britain’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, strong links with business, public and voluntary organisations, and excellence in teaching. It is also the country’s premier university for sport, with an outstanding record of achievement in performance at every level and in sport’s underpinning academic disciplines of exercise and health sciences.

Located on a single-site, 438-acre green campus in the heart of Leicestershire, Loughborough University provides a stimulating, supportive, enriching environment with first-rate facilities.

The University has a reputation for the relevance of its work, undertaking research that is driven by society’s need to address real-life challenges. The recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) confirmed the University’s position as one of the country’s top research universities, with Loughborough ranked 14th in the UK and 9th among universities in England for research intensity. The University has been awarded seven prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education for its contribution to society.

Commercial potential is also at the heart of Loughborough’s research. The University attaches great importance to collaborations and partnerships across the business, public and voluntary sectors, to the formation of graduate start-up businesses and to delivering commercial impact from its research. Its partnerships deliver leading-edge research and development, and provide student placements and graduate positions.

Pioneering research and enterprise are integrated with teaching to provide the very best learning experience for the University’s students. It enables them to develop the knowledge, skills and qualities required by employers and equips them for every aspect of their life and career.

Loughborough was ranked 1st out of all UK universities in the 2016 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey, and every year the University’s students return some of the highest student satisfaction scores in the country in the National Student Survey (NSS).

In 2015 the University opened a second campus – Loughborough University London –on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, offering postgraduate education, research and enterprise opportunities in design innovation, digital technologies, entrepreneurship, media and creative industries, and sport business.


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Key facts

  • Number of Employees: 3,400
  • Number of students: 16,500
  • Ranked 11th in the Guardian Good University Guide
  • Awarded 7 Queen’s Anniversary Prizes
  • University of the Year – WhatUni Student Choice Awards