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Loughborough University secures 36th BUCS title

It’s finally official – Loughborough University is British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) champion for the 36th consecutive year.

Presented at the BUCS Annual Awards Dinner, part of the week long BUCS Conference at Warwick University, current Vice President for Sport Luke Thomson received the award on behalf of the 4,500 students that make up Loughborough’s Athletic Union.

The final points tally saw Loughborough finish top on 5,793 points, some 1,700 points clear of Durham and Edinburgh, who had a close fought battle for second.

As always Loughborough were dominant in the individual sports, winning numerous individual titles as well as team honours in athletics, badminton, swimming and snowsports, four of our biggest Athletic Union clubs.

There were also team titles in cricket and hockey, whilst the men’s rugby team narrowly missed out on the BUCS title in the final at Twickenham.

Of the achievement Director of Sports Development Tim Garfield commented:

“Naturally we’re delighted to retain our BUCS title and further extend our winning streak. Having said that the competition is undoubtedly getting stronger we must continue to keep improving; the moment we get complacent is the moment that our winning run will come to end.

“Congratulations to each and every student who has played a part in our success, both past and present.”

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Press release reference number: PR 16/104

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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 the Guardian 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.

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