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27 Jul 2015

Loughborough University amongst student top five

Loughborough student hall of residence, Harry French, is amongst the StudentCrowd Best 50 Halls

Loughborough University is amongst the top five UK universities according to online review platform, StudentCrowd.

Launched in 2014, the website provides students with the perfect arena for sharing their reviews of just about everything.

Since then, more than 15,000 reviews have been posted and there are over 11,000 active StudentCrowd members sharing their opinions on universities, courses, hall and rented accommodation, placements, part-time jobs, and clubs and societies.

As well as providing a place for students to share their thoughts and help each other choose where to study and live, StudentCrowd provides useful articles to support this crucial decision-making process. Most recently, it launched the Best 50 Halls Awards 2015, and three of the University’s student halls of residence feature – Falkner Eggington, Harry French and Rutherford.

The company was established by three Loughborough graduates – Paul Humphreys (Management Sciences, 2010), Nick Light (Automotive Engineering, 1999) and Pete Sisson (Aeronautical Engineering, 2001), and currently employs eight people to develop the website and grow the StudentCrowd community. 

Last month, the team expanded with the appointment of five student interns, all from Loughborough University. After receiving digital marketing training, the interns have already made a huge impact, contributing to the Best 50 Halls Awards campaign.

The company successfully applied to the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme earlier in the year. Having secured £50,000, a further £100,000 is expected by the end of the summer to support the company’s continued growth.

Co-founder, Paul Humphreys says: “We’ve enjoyed building StudentCrowd, and are delighted to be helping hundreds of students every day to make the best decisions about university life.”

Notes for editors

Article reference number: July News

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.