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27 May 2005 PR 05/43

Loughborough University continues to do well in The Times Good University Guide

More than half of Loughborough University’s academic departments feature in the top ten of The Times Good University Guide 2006 league tables.

Published on 27 May, the overall guide is based upon nine measures of quality, including teaching, research and staffing levels. This year Loughborough University is ranked in 14th position, placing it firmly amongst the research-intensive Russell Group universities.

Professor Sir David Wallace, Vice Chancellor of the University said: “I am pleased that Loughborough is continuing to do well in the Good University Guide, and delighted that more than half of our academic departments feature in the top ten of the subject tables. Overall Loughborough continues to offer students a top-rate education and an outstanding university experience, creating graduates which employers value.”

In the individual subject tables of the guide, which rank universities according to their assessments of teaching quality and research, average Ucas points scores of entrants and destinations, Loughborough’s top ten placings were:

 

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3

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6

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10

10

10

 

Building

Librarianship and Information Management

Communications and Media Studies

Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation, Sport and Tourism

Accountancy and Finance

Sociology

Other Subjects allied to Medicine

Chemical Engineering

Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering

Anatomy and Physiology

Art and Design

Drama, Dance and Cinematics

Civil Engineering

Electronic & Electrical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

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Notes to Editors

  1. Loughborough has an established reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with industry, and unrivalled sporting achievement. Assessments of teaching quality by the Quality Assurance Agency place Loughborough in the top flight of UK universities, and industry highlights Loughborough in its top five for graduate recruitment. Around 45% of the University’s income is for research. The University has been awarded four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes: for its collaboration with aerospace and automotive companies such as BAE Systems, Ford and Rolls Royce; for its work in developing countries; for pioneering research in optical engineering; and for its world-leading role in sports research, education and development.

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