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28 Jun 2016

Loughborough awarded Best Commercial University

Loughborough University has been recognised as the Best Commercial University at the annual College and University Business Officers (CUBO) Awards held earlier this month.

The University received the award for advancements in delivery and commercial benefits based on the success of imago and Campus Living. The annual awards recognise the achievements of those working in higher education commercial services.

imago is the University’s conference and events brand offering high quality meeting spaces, venues and accommodation alongside sports and leisure facilities. imago manages Burleigh Court, Holywell Park, Loughborough University’s conference and events facilities and, The Link Hotel.

CUBO is the professional association for senior managers in higher education whose responsibilities include the strategic development, management and administration of an institution's commercial business.

The awards ceremony, hosted by TV presenter and engineer, Kate Bellingham, took place at the University of Sussex on the second evening of the CUBO Summer Conference.

Kay England, Chief Executive of imago, comments: “This is an amazing achievement and demonstrates how well respected we are in the university sector for what we have achieved on campus both through imago and Campus Living. It is even more satisfying to win an award which is voted for by our peers and winning is recognition of the entire team’s efforts and their commitment to excellence in everything we do.”

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Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named the best in the country for its student experience in the 2016 THE Student Experience Survey. Loughborough was ranked 4th in theGuardian University League Table 2017 and 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2017 and was also named University of the Year in the In the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2015.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In September 2015 the University opened an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.