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12 September 2011 | PR 11/107

Loughborough rises to 11th in The Sunday Times University Guide

Loughborough has leapt to 11th place in the latest edition of The Sunday Times University Guide, confirming its place among the UK’s leading higher education institutions.

The Guide, published yesterday (11 September), is compiled using a number of criteria, including student satisfaction, teaching excellence, research quality, students’ degree results and graduate employment levels.

Of the University’s latest ranking, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Shirley Pearce, said: “We are delighted to have risen to 11th in the 2012 Sunday Times University Guide. It is recognition of Loughborough’s all-round strength, reflecting the quality of our education, our first-class research and the exceptional student experience we provide at the University.”

In the individual subject tables, Loughborough was rated in the top ten in fifteen of its subject areas. They are:

Finance and Accounting 2
Management 2
Medical Science and Pharmacy 2
Sports Science 2
Civil, Chemical and Other Engineering 4
Architecture, Building and Planning 4
Human and Social Geography 4
Electronic and Electrical Engineering 4=
Mechanical Engineering 5
Media Studies 7
Communication and Information Studies 7
Sociology, Social Policy and Anthropology 8=
Technology 9
Art and Design 10


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Loughborough University
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Notes for editors:

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 2010 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top 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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