Excellence 100


Seeking excellence

Whether you’re at the start of your career or looking to take the next step, Loughborough is a great place to be. We’re ranked in the top ten of every national league table, we were awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework, and we have seven Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education.

Top 10

Ranked Top 10 in England
for Research Intensity
Research Excellence Framework 2014


6th in the
Times Higher Education
'Table of Tables' 2017


Awarded seven
Queen's Anniversary Prizes
for the Quality of our research

Investing in our staff

Our staff are the key to our ongoing success. There’s an atmosphere of determination and a will to succeed, creating an environment that inspires everyone to be the very best they can be.

Dr. Niladri Banerjee is a lecturer in the Department of Physics at Loughborough University. His research interests are in the area of magnetism, spintronic devices and proximity effects in superconductor-ferromagnet heterostructures.

Dr Sarah Parker joined the University in 2016. Her research within the School of Arts, English and Drama focuses on nineteenth and twentieth-century literature, with an emphasis on women’s poetry, decadence and aestheticism, gender and sexualities, and visual cultures.

Our five research areas are recognised internationally for their strength and quality. They are embedded in the University’s heritage and are excellent examples of the breadth of research at Loughborough.

Professor Rachel Thomson, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Teaching and Professor of Materials Engineering, is just one of our star performers. Find out about her cutting-edge research and how she is spearheading a major new STEM development on campus.

As Professor of Information and Knowledge Management, Professor Tom Jackson is just one of our leading lights. Tom is the Director of the Centre for Information Management. His research areas are Electronic Communication and Information Retrieval, and Applied and Theory based Knowledge Management.

Professor Emily Keightley, who's reasearch focuses on Media and Memory Studies, explains how being part of the Communication and Culture ‘Beacon’ has opened up opportunities for new cross-disciplinary research collaborations. Emily has been awarded a Leverhulme Trust Research Leadership Award to run a five year project on cultural memories of Partition of India.