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Loughborough University rises in The Complete University Guide

Loughborough University has risen to 13th out of 123 universities in the Complete University Guide 2015, published today (12 May), comfortably retaining its place as the East Midlands’ top ranked university.

Loughborough has also been rated in the top ten in the country in 12 subject areas, with a top place ranking in the Building table.

Vice Chancellor Professor Robert Allison said he was delighted by Loughborough’s performance in The Complete University Guide.

“Our rise in this year’s table and the fact that we have so many of our subjects rated in the top ten is recognition of the breadth of Loughborough’s strengths and our excellence right across the board.

“It is a reflection of the quality of education we offer, our world-class research and innovation, and the exceptional all-round student experience we provide at the University,” he commented.

The main university table in The Complete University Guide is based on ten measures – student satisfaction, research assessment, entry standards, staff/student ratio, spending on academic services, spending on student facilities, good honours degrees achieved, graduate prospects, completion and overseas student enrolments.

The subject tables are based on four criteria – student satisfaction, research assessment, entry standards, and graduate prospects.

The full league table, methodology and further information about the guide are available on The Complete University Guide website.

Notes for editors

Press release reference number: PR 14/88

The twelve subject areas where Loughborough University was rated in the top ten are:

  • Accounting and Finance 10th
  • Aeronautical and Manufacturing 7th
  • Art and Design 7th
  • Building 1st
  • Business and Management Studies 8th
  • Civil Engineering 10th
  • Drama, Dance and Cinematics 10th
  • Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism 2nd
  • Librarianship and Information Management 2nd
  • Materials Technology 9th
  • Town and Country Planning and Landscape Design 9th
  • Sports Science 5th

About Loughborough University
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 was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year title in 2008-09 and has been named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and has been voted England's Best Student Experience for six years running in the Times Higher Education league. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

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


Hannah Baldwin
Head of PR
Loughborough University
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