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Loughborough climbs to 7th in Times Good University Guide

Loughborough has been ranked 7th out of 131 UK universities in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 – its highest ever position.

Loughborough has been ranked 7th out of 131 UK universities in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 – its highest ever position.

This latest ranking means Loughborough is now in the top 10 of every national university league table, and top in the region.

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, published in this Sunday’s (24 September) newspaper, ranks universities on nine indicators – teaching quality, student satisfaction, research quality, graduate prospects, entrance qualifications held by new students, degree results achieved, student/staff ratios, service and facilities spend, and degree completion rates.

As well as achieving 7th place in the guide, Loughborough was also runner up for the main University of the Year award, and has made the shortlist more times than any other university.

In the guide’s subject tables, Loughborough is ranked top for building, communication and media studies, and librarianship and information management.

Alastair McCall, editor of The Sunday Times Good University Guide, said: “Loughborough students are used to standing on podiums. The university is no different. Since the University of the Year awards were introduced no university has been shortlisted more for the main University of the Year prize. Alongside Loughborough's runner-up placing this year, it has been shortlisted on five further occasions and won the title outright in 2008.

“The university's success extends way beyond sport, of course. It tops three of our subject tables and has an excellent reputation in fields as diverse as art and design, and engineering. It is also preeminent on the sports fields of UK universities and brilliant for sport science. Facilities are the best to be found in a university on this side of the Atlantic.”

Loughborough University Vice-Chancellor Professor Robert Allison added: “It is fantastic to be in the top 10 of The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, and even better to be able to say that Loughborough is now in the top ten of every national league table.

“This achievement is testament to the incredible work of my colleagues across the University, who work tirelessly to ensure that what we offer our students is the very best, in all aspects of their university life.”

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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, named the best university in the world to study sports-related subjects in the 2017 QS World University Rankings and top in the country for its student experience in the 2016 THE Student Experience Survey.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 6th in the Guardian University League Table 2018, 7th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and 10th in The UK Complete University Guide 2018. It was also named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

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.

The Loughborough University London campus is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities. It is home to influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators who provide students with the highest quality of teaching and the very latest in modern thinking.

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