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15 Jul 2015

Loughborough Students’ Union win Education Award

Loughborough Students’ Union have won the Education Award at this year’s NUS annual celebration held on 8 July.

Loughborough Students’ Union received the award for displaying excellence within their field, working to strengthen partnerships between the Union, academic reps and the University.

The Union created ten central priorities, stemming from their interaction with students, and aimed to put them at the forefront of the University agenda. Academic reps, alongside VP Education Amy Ward, took these priorities to the departments and campaigned at top University level.

Their work is a model of how putting student interests first and working together can considerably improve student experience. As a result, almost a quarter of students voted in online elections and more than 95 per cent of reps were positive about their experiences.

Amy Ward, Vice President of Education at Loughborough Students’ Union, said: “I am extremely honoured to receive this award on behalf of all of our volunteers who have made the education section of our union excel this year, and I’m so proud it’s being recognised nationally.”

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Article reference number: July News

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 University of the Year 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. It was 2nd in the 2015 THE Student Experience Survey and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. 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 London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will offer postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.