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1 May 2008 PR 08/57

Loughborough University in top ten of national league table

Loughborough is one of the top ten universities in the UK, according to The Guardian league tables 2009.

Loughborough is ranked in tenth position out of 117 institutions in the overall table, making it the top university in the East Midlands.

In the individual subject tables Loughborough University is ranked in the top ten in nine of the tables.

It’s success in The Guardian follows its top ranking in last week’s Good University Guide, published in The Independent, which placed the University at 13th.

Loughborough’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Shirley Pearce, said: “This latest ranking is further confirmation of Loughborough’s position as one of the top universities in the UK.”

Published online today (1 May), The Guardian tables rank subject areas/courses against seven criteria – teaching quality, feedback, spending per student, staff/student ratio, job prospects, value added (comparing students’ degree results with their entry qualifications) and entry score. From these an average score for each institution has been compiled, weighted by number of students and mix of subjects.

The tables cover all full-time, undergraduate courses at higher education institutions in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and are aimed at those wanting to start university in the 2009-10 academic year.

To view The Guardian league table 2009 visit: http://education.guardian.co.uk/universityguide2009/0,,2276673,00.html

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Notes to editors:

  1. Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with industry and unrivalled sporting achievement.

    It is a member of the esteemed 1994 Group – a set of internationally recognised, research intensive universities – and has a reputation for the relevance of its work. Its degree programmes are highly regarded by professional institutions and businesses, and its graduates are consistently targeted by the UK’s top recruiters.

    Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.

    In the 2007 National Student Survey, the University was voted fourth in the UK, with 23 out of 29 of Loughborough’s subject areas being ranked in the top ten for overall satisfaction. Loughborough is also ranked in the top fifteen of UK universities in national league tables. It was named winner of the 2006 and 2007 Times Higher award for the UK’s Best Student Experience and winner of the 2007 award for Outstanding Support for Overseas Students. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes – an achievement bettered by no other university.

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