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26 April 2012 | PR 12/78
Loughborough remains England’s top university for Best Student Experience
Loughborough remains England’s top university for best student experience for the sixth year running, the Times Higher Education poll revealed today (Thursday 26 April).
The league table, published in the THE magazine, uncovers the views of thousands of undergraduate students on the factors that matter most to them, from the quality of teaching to student facilities.
Loughborough topped six of the poll’s categories – good social life; good environment on campus; high-quality facilities; good students’ union; good industry connections; and good sports facilities. Overall it came second in the survey, with Scotland’s University of Dundee taking first place by the narrowest of margins.
Commenting on Loughborough’s continued achievement, Professor Shirley Pearce, the University’s Vice Chancellor, said: “I am delighted that the hard work of the University and Students’ Union in ensuring we provide a first-class all-round experience for our students has been recognised yet again.”
Rebecca Bridger, President of Loughborough Students’ Union, added: “It is fantastic that the unique student experience on offer at the University has been acknowledged. I am incredibly proud of everyone who plays a part in the student journey at Loughborough.”
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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 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.