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26 Jun 2015

Loughborough University set to welcome thousands for Open Day

Loughborough University is set to welcome thousands of visitors to its campus over the next two days (26 – 27 June) for its Summer Open Day.

The open days are held twice a year in June and September, offering students the opportunity to visit the campus and get a feel for the Loughborough experience.

Those attending the open days will be able to access detailed course information, get advice on accommodation options and student finances, go on campus tours and talk direct to University staff and current students.

Loughborough continues to be a popular choice among those wanting to study at university, with over 15,000 people expected on campus across the two days. Total numbers are up nearly 20% on last years figures. 

Student and volunteer, Jason Hodgson, said: “I found it really useful when I came to an Open Day at Loughborough. I was able to speak to lecturers and find out specific details about the course I wanted to study. I was also able to see the quality first hand, not only of the teachers, but the facilities too.

My advice to anybody attending would be to go on tours, talk to both staff and students and ask lots of questions - don’t leave with anything unanswered.”

Sarah Hannaford, Head of Student Recruitment, Marketing and Admissions, comments: “We’re looking forward to welcoming thousands of visitors to the University this weekend to get a taste of the Loughborough experience. Our Open Days provide an invaluable opportunity for students to get a real feel for the campus and find out more about the courses on offer. Throughout the two days staff and students will be on hand with information and advice to ensure that any questions you have are answered.”

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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.

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