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30 Sep 2013

Loughborough ranked 2nd in ‘quality of life’ survey

Loughborough University has been ranked second in a student quality of life survey of 91 UK universities.

The research, by Lloyds Bank, used a range of sources to look at how universities scored against factors such as accommodation costs, sports facilities, students' earnings potential and crime rates.

Loughborough students rated their degree programmes highly, with 88% of students saying they were satisfied with their course.

Loughborough University also scored highly for its sporting excellence, which was measured by the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) overall championship. Loughborough students have won the BUCS championships for 33 consecutive years, finishing more than 2,000 points ahead of the second placed university in last year’s competition.

Students at Loughborough also live in an area with a relatively low crime rate and have close to 100 bars and pubs to choose from, according to the findings of the research.

This latest survey follows just days after Loughborough was named University of the Year for Sport by The Times Good University Guide 2014.