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30 July 2007 PR 07/101

Loughborough continues to grow in popularity

Loughborough University’s popularity continues to grow, according to the latest applications figures and a new league table published today (30 July).

The applications statistics released this month by UCAS show an 11.2% increase in the number of students applying to study full-time undergraduate courses at Loughborough. The rise, which is more than double the national average of 5.3%, puts Loughborough towards the top of the applications table.

In The Good University Guide, the UK’s newest league table, Loughborough is ranked in 11th position, reflecting its standing as one of the country’s leading higher education institutions (HEIs). Its ranking places it firmly among the UK’s academic elite and ahead of all the other East Midlands universities.

These latest achievements follow on from the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) award for the UK’s Best Student Experience, presented to Loughborough in 2006 – an indication of the University’s popularity amongst students.

The high number of applications and continuing success in league tables can be attributed to the all-round quality of Loughborough’s offering to students, according to Ian Cairns, the University’s Director of Marketing.

“Loughborough has strengths that really matter to students. It is consistently ranked as one of the top universities for teaching, and its extensive partnerships with employers provide students with unparalleled opportunities to gain employment-based experience,” says Mr Cairns.

“Together with the Students’ Union, the University also provides a wealth of opportunities outside of the lecture room, as recognised in our award for the UK’s best student experience.”

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Applications

The snapshot of applications data shows the number of students applying to UK universities and colleges as at UCAS’s 30 June closing date for UK and EU applicants. Applications made now will be entered into Clearing.

The Good University Guide

The Good University Guide is an online, interactive guide to the UK’s universities, available at http://www.thegooduniversityguide.org.uk/ It judges each HEI on nine measures – student satisfaction (as recorded by the annual National Student Survey); research strength; entry grades; staff-student ratios; spending on academic services such as staff, books and computers; spending on facilities; the proportion of firsts and upper seconds awarded; the proportion of students leaving for graduate jobs or further study; and drop-out rates.

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Subject areas in the top twenty

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