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25 Apr 2013

Loughborough University tops Student Barometer

Loughborough University has been ranked first in the UK by an independent student survey.

The international and UK Student Barometer allows students to give universities feedback on the services they provide.  The survey covers four overarching areas: the services provided to students on their arrival, the academic learning experience, the support services available, and the university experience outside the lecture room.

Across all these areas Loughborough came first out of all the participating universities, with over 90% of Loughborough students saying they were satisfied.  In addition 92% of the students who took part said they would recommend Loughborough to others considering applying to university.

Professor Robert Allison, Loughborough’s Vice Chancellor, said: “It is great to have such positive feedback from our students. It is thanks to the hard work of staff at the University and the Students’ Union who are committed to providing outstanding support for our students.”

Almost 100,000 domestic and international students from 28 UK higher education institutions took part in the survey.

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Notes for editors

Article reference number: PR 13/67

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 was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2011 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top universities in the UK, and has been voted England's Best Student Experience for six years running in the Times Higher Education league. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

It is a member of the 1994 Group of 11 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.

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