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24 April 2012 | PR 12/75

Loughborough leaps up the table in The Complete University Guide

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Loughborough University has risen to 14th place in this year’s Complete University Guide 2013, edging ahead of Nottingham to become the top ranking university in the East Midlands.

Loughborough has also been rated in the top ten in the country in 11 of its 28 subject areas, with a top place ranking in the Sports Science subject table.

Vice Chancellor Professor Shirley Pearce is delighted by Loughborough’s performance in the Guide.

“To have risen six places in this year’s table, and to have so many of our subjects rated in the top ten, is a wonderful achievement.

“I believe that Loughborough’s consistent ranking in the national league tables is a reflection of our excellence right across the board, in teaching, research and enterprise, and is well-deserved recognition of the continued hard work of everyone at the University,” said Professor Pearce.

The main university table is based on nine measures: student satisfaction, research assessment, entry standards, staff/student ratio, spending on academic services, spending on student facilities, good honours degrees achieved, graduate prospects, and completion.

The subject tables are based on four criteria: student satisfaction, research assessment, entry standards, and graduate prospects.

The full league table, methodology and further information about the guide are available on The Complete University Guide website

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Loughborough University
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Notes for editors:

1. Loughborough’s top ten ranked subjects are:

Sports Science 1
Building 2
Librarianship and Information Management 2
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism 2
Accounting and Finance 5
Mechanical Engineering 6
Business Studies 7
Civil Engineering 8
Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering 9
Chemical Engineering 10
Communications and Media Studies 10

2. 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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