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Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2017: Loughborough shortlisted for nine out of 12 categories

Student satisfaction has helped Loughborough University feature in nine of the 12 categories at this year’s Whatuni Student Choice Awards.

The University features heavily in the annual event, which recognises institutions for excellence in a wide variety of academic and social areas.

Based on ratings given by students, Loughborough has been shortlisted in the Overall (University of the Year) category, as well as Student Support, Job Prospects, Students’ Union, Clubs and Societies, University Facilities, Accommodation, Giving Back and International.

Other finalists include Imperial College London, Durham University and Sheffield Hallam.

To compile the nominees, reviewers from the Whatuni.com website visited 130 universities across the UK and spoke to more than 27,000 students who rated their institution from one-to-five in each of the 12 areas.

In 2015, Loughborough was named University of the Year, and missed out narrowly on the top spot again last year, being named runner-up.

Vice Chancellor, Professor Bob Allison, said: “It’s a great achievement to have been nominated in nine of the 12 categories, and coupled with our past successes in the awards it shows we must be doing something right.

“What’s more, the awards are made all the more important by the fact that they’re voted for by students.”

This year’s winners will be revealed on April 6, at a gala dinner held in London.

Simon Emmett, CEO of Whatuni.com parent company Hotcourses Group, commented: “We are delighted to see universities that are being nominated for a number of categories across the board at this year’s awards.

"It truly reflects a student experience that goes beyond teaching excellence and touches on all aspects of a student’s life.”

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The nominations are as follows (listed alphabetically):

Overall

Aberystwyth University

Bangor University

Edge Hill University

Harper Adams University

Leeds College of Art

Loughborough University

Royal Agricultural University

Sheffield Hallam University

Swansea University

University of Leeds

 

Student Support

Bangor University

Edge Hill University

Harper Adams University

Keele University

Leeds College of Art

Leeds Trinity University

Loughborough University

St Mary's University, Twickenham

University of Gloucestershire

University of South Wales

 

Job Prospects

Bangor University

Harper Adams University

Keele University

Leeds Trinity University

London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London

Loughborough University

Royal Agricultural University

Sheffield Hallam University

St Mary's University, Twickenham

University of Bath

 

Student Union

Cardiff University

Harper Adams University

Keele University

Loughborough University

Nottingham Trent University

St Mary's University, Twickenham

University of Dundee

University of Leeds

University of Reading

University of Sheffield

 

Clubs & Societies

Bangor University

Durham University

Harper Adams University

Imperial College London

Loughborough University

Swansea University

University of Cambridge

University of Glasgow

University of Leeds

University of St Andrews

 

City Life

Imperial College London

Leeds College of Art

Newcastle University

Northumbria University

Sheffield Hallam University

The University of Manchester

University of Edinburgh

University of Glasgow

University of Leeds

University of Liverpool

 

University Facilities

Bangor University

Edge Hill University

Harper Adams University

Leeds College of Art

Loughborough University

Nottingham Trent University

Sheffield Hallam University

University of Dundee

University of Exeter

University of Leeds

 

Accommodation

Aberystwyth University

Bangor University

Edge Hill University

Harper Adams University

Lancaster University

Loughborough University

Royal Agricultural University

Sheffield Hallam University

St Mary's University, Twickenham

University of Exeter

 

Course & Lecturers

Aberystwyth University

Bangor University

Edge Hill University

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Harper Adams University

Leeds College of Art

St Mary's University, Twickenham

Swansea University

University of Buckingham

University of Gloucestershire

 

Giving Back

Bangor University

Harper Adams University

Keele University

Loughborough University

Royal Agricultural University

SOAS, University of London

St George's, University of London

St Mary's University, Twickenham

Swansea University

University of Leeds

 

International

Aberystwyth University

Bangor University

Loughborough University

St Mary's University, Twickenham

Swansea University

University of Chester

University of Exeter

University of Greenwich

University of Kent

University of Lincoln

 

Postgraduate

Aberystwyth University

Bangor University

Coventry University

St Mary's University, Twickenham

Swansea University

University of Exeter

University of Glasgow

University of Gloucestershire

University of Lincoln

University of Stirling

Notes for editors

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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 Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, and 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. 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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