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15 June 2012| PR 12/105

Loughborough rises to 16th in The Times Good University Guide

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Loughborough has consolidated its position as one of the country’s leading higher education institutions, rising to 16th place in The Times Good University Guide 2013, published yesterday (14 June).

The Guide, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary, is compiled using eight measures of importance to the undergraduate experience, including the views of recent undergraduates, leading academics’ verdicts on the quality of research and the success rates of graduates in the employment market.

In the individual subject tables Loughborough topped the league in three subject areas – Building, Librarianship and Information Management, and Sports Science.  Only Oxford and Cambridge have more top-ranked subject areas.

Loughborough has a further 11 subjects ranked in the top ten of their tables.

Professor Shirley Pearce, Vice Chancellor of Loughborough University, said: “I am delighted that Loughborough has risen to 16th in the latest Times Guide and that we are ranked behind only Oxbridge in terms of top placings in the subject tables.

“Loughborough’s continued successful performances in national league tables are the consequence of sustained commitment to excellence across everything we do at the University.”

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Notes for editors:

Loughborough’s top ten ranked subject areas are:

1        Building
1        Librarianship and Information Management
1        Sports Science
4        Accounting and Finance
5        Anatomy and Physiology
5        Mechanical Engineering
6        Business Studies
6        Civil Engineering
7        Chemical Engineering
7        Electrical and Electronic Engineering
7        Materials Technology
8        Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering
8        Town and Country Planning and Landscape
10      Art and Design

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 2011 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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