About the University

Student experience

Loughborough University is known for offering a life-changing student experience, which is why we were recently ranked first in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2016.

In addition to academic excellence, our renowned student experience brings together our award winning Students’ Union, sports clubssocieties and community spirit, all of which play a big part in why our students are so passionate and proud to be here.

First Place in THE Student Experience Survey 2016

The annual THE Student Experience Survey is based on the views of around 14,700 students from across the UK on a range of aspects of student life, such as the quality of courses, the support available and student accommodation.

We are committed to providing students with every opportunity to go above and beyond and reach their potential – professionally, academically and socially.

Students at Loughborough have access to a truly global experience, where they are taught by academics from across the world; they can study abroad or complete an overseas placement, and have numerous opportunities to learn a new language.

Our award-winning Students’ Union is a key contributor to the Loughborough student experience.

We believe there is no better place in the UK to be. And our achievements support this belief.

We are ranked 1st in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2016.

We were voted best students’ union at the Whatuni? Student Choice Awards 2016.

We were voted best clubs and societies at the Whatuni? Student Choice Awards 2016.

We ranked top 5 in the National Student Survey 2015, finishing as the top university in the East Midlands by some margin.

We are one of only seven institutions to be awarded an Alcohol Impact mark of accreditation from The National Union of Students (NUS).

91% of our students said they were satisfied with their course – Well above the sector average of 86%.

Voted Britain’s top university for quality of student life in the 2015 Lloyds Bank University Quality of Student Life Survey.

We placed 1st overall in the UK and International Student Barometer. As part of this we also took the top spot for some of our key student services; social activities, counselling services and the accommodation.