About the University

The local area

Loughborough University has a superb 438 acre single-site campus, offering great facilities for every aspect of student life, with plenty of open space, gardens and sports areas, interspersed with academic buildings and student accommodation.

Loughborough is in the Borough of Charnwood, in the county of Leicestershire. A busy market town with a vibrant history, it is the largest town in Leicestershire, with a population of over 55,000.

The town provides everything you could need as a student and much more. With a great choice in restaurants, entertainment and shopping, Loughborough has lots to offer.

Its location is also ideal for exploring the cities of  Nottingham, Leicester and Derby, as well being close to a variety of tourist attractions such as the Peak District, Sherwood Forest and the National Space Centre.

Great location

The town is close to some fantastic countryside. Charnwood gets its name from the rocky Charnwood Forest to the west, which was recently replanted to create the heart of the National Forest. It contains some of the oldest rocks and fossils in Britain.

In the centre of the area is the broad flat plain of the River Soar, and to the east are the rounded rolling hills of the Leicestershire Wolds - with some of England's loveliest and most unspoilt villages.

Close by is Bradgate Park (dating from at least 1240) with roaming herds of red and fallow deer. The Park will be forever associated with England's 'Queen for Nine Days', the Lady Jane Grey, who lost her crown and her head to Mary Tudor, eldest daughter of Henry VIII.

Getting to Loughborough

Loughborough has easy access by road, rail and air to every part of the UK and Europe.

The M1 motorway is only a mile away and the town has regular express coach services to the rest of the UK and a dedicated bus stop on campus for the National Express London service.

The town’s railway station is also situated on the East Midlands train line offering regular services between Sheffield and London St Pancras International station.

East Midlands Airport is only 15 minutes away and easily reached by the 24/7 bus service from Loughborough. The Airport is home to chartered and budget airlines flying to Europe, USA and Africa.