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13 Aug 2015

Loughborough leaps to 2nd in Times Higher Student Education Experience Survey

Loughborough University secured 2nd place in the 2015 Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey.  

The survey revealed answers of around 14,700 students from across the UK who were questioned on a range of aspects of student life including the quality of courses, support available to students and student accommodation.

In this year’s survey, Loughborough University’s facilities were rated best in the country with the University ranked number one in both the High Quality Facilities and Good Sports Facilities categories. Loughborough Students’ Union was also rated highly, securing joint second place.

The university was also ranked it joint third place for its social life and its extra-curricular activities and societies.

In total, Loughborough was ranked in the top ten in 14 of the survey’s 22 categories. 

Commenting on Loughborough’s achievement, Professor Robert Allison, the University’s Vice Chancellor, said: “This is a fantastic achievement. We work closely with our Students’ Union to ensure that we provide an all-round experience that equips our students for every aspect of their life and career. This poll is well-deserved recognition of the continued hard work of everyone at the University and at the Students’ Union in delivering a first-class experience.”

Rob Whittaker, President of Loughborough Students’ Union, said: “Our high placing in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey recognises how amazing the student experience at Loughborough is.

“We work hard to develop strong partnerships across the University, which enable us to provide a broad range of opportunities that meet the diverse requirements of our students. The community feel, the number of student activities and the outstanding opportunities give our campus a real buzz and make Loughborough great.

“We’re so proud that the student experience, and the fact that the Students’ Union is a driving force behind it, has been recognised in the survey.”

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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, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named University of the Year in the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2015. 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. It was 2nd in the 2015 THE Student Experience Survey and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In 2015 the University will open an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will offer postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.