About the University

Learning and teaching

Inspiring the professionals of the future

At Loughborough we challenge ourselves; we are agile learners who not only get things done, but get them done well. As a result, Loughborough is recognised internationally and our graduates are highly sought after. Our learning environment inspires participation, innovation and a work ethic like no other.

Anyone that joins Loughborough is provided with the encouragement and resources needed to prepare and achieve success. This support goes beyond your time here; being part of Loughborough is truly for life.

Quality academic teaching

At Loughborough, our academics continually look for new ways of doing things and continue to build best practice.

We attract outstanding academics from across the world who are specialists in their field, enthusiastic about their subjects, and are at the forefront of current research.

Over 15% of our core employee numbers are represented by international members of staff, covering over 75 nationalities, meaning that our students benefit from a diverse and multicultural teaching experience.

Our students also benefit from greater access to teaching staff. We have one member of staff for every 14.7 students at the University – lower than the national average of 16.8 students per member of staff.

Recognition of quality

The University has consistently scored highly for teaching quality in all of the Government’s External Subject reviews and national league tables, and it’s achievements like this that recognise and reward our approach to providing exceptional teaching and learning opportunities. Other achievements include:

5* rating for teaching in the QS Stars University Ratings 2014.

A top three rating by the Quality Assurance Agency for teaching quality.

Placed 1st in the Student Barometer Autumn Wave 2014 for overall satisfaction with student support, learning experience and course organisation.

Voted a top ten university for teaching quality in the Times good University Guide 2016.

Placed 2nd for student support in the WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2016.

We ranked top 10 in 16 subject areas in the Guardian University League Table 2017.