About the University

Learning and teaching

Loughborough University provides students with an exceptional learning environment, enhanced by quality teaching and a supportive atmosphere.

We pride ourselves on our ability to provide graduates who are highly sought after by top national and international recruiters.

Teaching at Loughborough University has consistently been rated excellent in independent assessments, placing the University towards the top of the teaching quality tables.

The Quality Assurance Agency gave Loughborough the highest possible commendation in their most recent audit, and put Loughborough in the top three universities for teaching quality assessments.

Loughborough attracts and appoints outstanding academics, many of whom are expert leaders in their fields.

Exceptional quality

In order to sustain exceptional quality, the University has developed strong academic, guidance and welfare systems to support students throughout their education.

The University has established a Teaching Centre which supports the professional development needs of academic staff and promotes effective practice in learning, teaching and assessment.

The Careers and Employability Centre here at Loughborough offers a wealth of support, and has been voted as one of the top ten among UK Higher Education Institutions.

Loughborough is consistently well placed in the National Student Survey. In the most recent survey (published in 2013) 88% of Loughborough’s undergraduate students said they are satisfied with their course. Loughborough is also well placed in the national league tables.

Loughborough was ranked first in the UK in the 2013 international and UK Student Barometer, which allows students to give universities feedback on the services they provide. Loughborough came first out of all the participating universities, with over 90% of Loughborough students saying they were satisfied with the University’s services and 92% saying they would recommend Loughborough to others considering applying to university.

Graduate employability

Established links with industry, business, the public sector and the professions allow many students at Loughborough to benefit from profitable work placements, both in the UK and abroad 99% of our undergraduate courses have a year-long, paid work placement option.

Loughborough graduates leave university equipped with the knowledge and employability skills that are in great demand.

For this reason, Loughborough University is the 14th most targeted university by employers (Graduate Market 2014 review by High Fliers).

In 2012, the latest year for which figures are available, 73% of Loughborough graduates in employment were working in higher graduate level occupations, compared to the national average of 63%, and 92% of our postgraduates were in employment or further studies.