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18 January 2010 | PR 10/05

Loughborough tops Student Experience poll for 4th year running

For the fourth year in succession, Loughborough’s students have voted their university experience to be the very best in the country, according to the latest student experience poll.

The league table, published in this week’s Times Higher Education magazine, reveals the views of full-time undergraduate students on numerous aspects of university life, including the quality of teaching, student support, social life and student facilities.

Loughborough students voted the University top for its facilities, including its students’ union, and also rated it highly for the environment on campus and the extracurricular activities.

Commenting on Loughborough’s achievement, Professor Shirley Pearce, the University’s Vice Chancellor, said: “To have topped this poll for the best student experience for four years running is absolutely tremendous. It is well-deserved recognition of the continued hard work of staff at the University and at the Students’ Union in making sure our students have as rewarding and fulfilling a time as possible.”

Rob Hulme, Loughborough Students' Union President, added: "It is an unbelievable achievement to have topped this poll yet again and it just goes to show how much pride the Students' Union and the University have in Loughborough being the place for the 'Best Student Experience'.

It is always great to have recognition for the exceptional effort that so many parties put into upholding such a prestigious title and we will always look to the future for new and innovative opportunities to ensure that all students, prospective and present, have the best possible experience during their stay here at Loughborough. "

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Notes for editors:

  • The top ten universities in the 2009 Times Higher Education Student Experience poll are:
    1. Loughborough
    2. Cambridge
    3. Oxford
    4. Sheffield
    5. East Anglia
    6. Aberystwyth
    7. Leeds
    8. Dundee
    9. Southampton
    10. Glasgow

  • 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 was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2009 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top five universities in the UK, and has topped the Times Higher Education league for the UK’s Best Student Experience every year since the poll's inception in 2006. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

    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.

    It is a member of the 1994 Group of 19 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.

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