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Loughborough University tops Lloyds Bank Quality of Student Life Survey

Students at Loughborough University have the best quality of student life, according to a national survey conducted by Lloyds Bank.

The annual University Quality of Student Life Survey aims to quantify where student satisfaction and living standards are highest by ranking individual institutions' performance across a range of indicators.

Loughborough scored highly in several categories to secure its top place ranking:

  • Nine out of ten students (89%), compared to the national average of 86%, are satisfied with their course
  • 94% of Loughborough undergraduates who completed their degree in 2013 were in employment or undertaking further study six months after graduating, with their starting salaries around £2,400 per annum higher than the national mean average of £21,000
  • Loughborough has some of the best sporting facilities amongst British universities, all within its single-site campus, and dominates the British Universities and Colleges Sport Championship, having won the title for the last 34 consecutive years.
  • Loughborough students rate their social life as one of the best in Britain, with Nottingham and Leicester on their doorstep.

Nitesh Patel, economist at Lloyds Bank, commented: “Loughborough has raced to the top of the Lloyds Bank Quality of Student Life Survey. The University scored consistently high scores across most indicators. Loughborough students are happy with the quality of their course, which provides them with excellent employment prospects, while also benefitting from a strong social life. This has helped them clinch the top spot as students of Loughborough enjoy the best quality of life amongst UK universities for 2014.”

Professor Robert Allison, Vice Chancellor of Loughborough University, said: “I am delighted that we have topped the quality of life survey.

“Working in partnership with our Students’ Union, we provide our students with a range of opportunities that prepare them for every aspect of their future professional life and enable them to achieve their full potential.

“The results of this survey confirm our reputation for providing one of the very best student experiences in the UK.”