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Loughborough’s Vice-Chancellor meets some of the University’s newest students on A Level results day

Loughborough University’s Vice-Chancellor was at Oadby’s Beauchamp College today (Thursday 16 August) to personally congratulate students who have secured a place to study with us in October.

Hundreds of pupils gathered at the College to collect their A-Level Results, marking the end of two years of hard work.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Bob Allison joined in the celebrations, meeting those who will be coming to Loughborough in a few weeks.

Milan Pankhania was just one of the students to be congratulated by Professor Allison. He said: “I’m so happy to be going to Loughborough. It was great to have the Vice-Chancellor at the College, a real surprise.

“I was able to ask lots of questions about starting University; going to Loughborough is a dream come true for me.”

Professor Allison added: “These students have worked incredibly hard to get these results and secure a place at one of the country’s best universities. I’m delighted to welcome them personally to the Loughborough family and to congratulate them on what they have achieved. They should all feel incredibly proud.”

Sally Wicken, Principal of Beauchamp, added: "Our students have achieved another great set of results despite the extra challenge of more rigorous A Levels. Now we wish them well with the next part of their journey.

“Leicestershire students are fortunate that they have three excellent universities in the county and it's great that Loughborough have spent time with us today seeing what it means to students when they get the results they need.”

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Press release reference number: PR 18/116

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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 for sports-related subjects in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and named University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2019, 7th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2019. 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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