Loughborough University
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Loughborough University

Staff Development

Employee benefits

As a Loughborough University employee there are many benefits you can take advantage of and we hope this page will give you a taste of what's on offer. Aswell as the list below there is also an online version of the Employee Benefits Guide if you follow this link Employee Benefits

Core benefits

Here is a brief overview of some of the key core benefits of working at Loughborough University:

For more information visit the Human Resources website.

Childcare vouchers

Childcare Vouchers provide a flexible way to meet the costs of childcare.

Under this scheme you can exchange or sacrifice part of your salary in return for Childcare Vouchers. Up to a certain amount, these vouchers are non-taxable and exempt from National Insurance Contributions and therefore represent a saving for you. The Childcare Vouchers can then be exchanged, in whole or part, for a wide variety of childcare services.

Childcare vouchers provide a genuine financial benefit by reducing the cost of your childcare. Please visit the Computershare Voucher Services website for a Parent Information Pack or contact them on 0845 002 1111 (please have a copy of your current payslip to hand for reference).

Cycle2Work scheme

Loughborough University is committed to a green future and a healthy campus and in support of this the University runs a scheme to help employees with the cost of purchasing a bicycle and related equipment.

The University will purchase the bicycle on your behalf and deduct regular repayments from your salary. The repayments are made before NI and Income Tax thereby saving you between 25% and 45% on the retail price of the cycle, depending on your personal income tax position. In order to qualify for this scheme the bicycle must be used for at least 50% of your journey to and from work.

The campus has changing rooms and showers for use by staff who choose to travel to the University by walking, running or cycling.

For more information on the scheme visit the Cycle2Work website. You may also like to visit the LUFBUG website (Loughborough University Bicycle Users' Group) for information on cycling in and around Loughborough.

Pick me up! Lift share scheme

The University is committed to leading change in environmental sustainability. We use our expertise in transport and sustainability to make a major contribution to the sustainability agenda in the East Midlands.

Car Sharing is where two of more people share a car journey together. You don’t even need a car to be part of the scheme. If you need a lift you can still register.

It has obvious environmental and financial benefits as a practice. If everyone who would normally drive to work on their own for 5 days a week share a lift for one day a week, then the carbon emissions and fuel cost are reduced by 20%. This doesn't even take into account the other benefits such as new friends, less congestion and less time looking for a parking space (to name just a few). We also offer a guaranteed ride home where we pay for your journey home in a emergency.

For more information on the scheme and how to register please visit http://www.lboro.ac.uk/sustainability/travel/car.html 

"Loughborough Sport"

As a member of staff you can benefit from the country's largest concentration of high quality sports training facilities. You can join one of two campus gyms, including the brand new Holywell Fitness Centre, join in with a free My Lifestyle activity session, take part in a fitness class, or go for a swim in the 50m pool

Visit our dedicated staff website to find out how you can get involved with sport at Loughborough.

As a staff member, you are able to book the majority of our Sports facilities at a discounted rate. For more information please visit the Loughborough Sport website or contact the Sports Reception on 01509 226250.

Loughborough College sports facilities

Loughborough College, Radmoor Road, offers University staff a discounted rate on gym membership. Featuring an air conditioned fitness studio, a range of group exercise classes including indoor cycling, sauna and steam room and situated just across the road from the University campus, this could be a convenient alternative to the University facilities.

For further information see the Radmoor Centre's website, email  or call 01509 517110.

IT Services


IT Services recommend FREE antivirus software for all computer systems at home and at work to ensure that all members of the University are as safe and secure in their computing as we can achieve. Further details on FREE antivirus software are available from IT Services web pages.


Loughborough University currently subsidises three school holiday playschemes for children of staff. The subsidy is provided to help staff manage their home and work commitments during school holidays.

See the Human Resources website for more information

Relocation expenses

If you are relocating from outside a 20 mile radius in order to take up a new appointment at Loughborough University you may be able to claim relocation expenses.

There is a detailed list of general conditions applicable to all removals along with an additional section for overseas removals on the Human Resources website.

One Stop Worldwide

'' One Stop Worldwide provides UK storage and shipping as well as full international relocation services. Our service includes free boxes and packing materials as well as doorstop collection, making it extremely easy to use.

Our URL for Loughborough is: http://www.onestopworldwide.com/student-storage-shipping-loughborough.php

Our 10% discount code for Loughborough employees is: LBHOSWWDISC ''

Bupa Cash Plan

Loughborough University offers the opportunity to join the Bupa Cash Plan Scheme.

You can find out more information by visiting the Bupa website or you can download the BUPA application form (includes current prices).

The Cash Plan Members Service Team, who deal with all enquiries, including claim forms, can be contacted on 0845 606 6003.

Employee discounts on University courses

Loughborough University offers discounts to members of staff on a number of part time and evening courses. Evening courses teaching a variety of languages run from October to May which staff partners can also benefit from. We are also pleased to offer a 30% discount on cost of the part-time MBA programme.

Blackwell's Book Shop

As an employee of Loughborough University you are entitled to 10% discount on book purchases from Blackwells.

Currently they are working on creating an online process for you to receive this discount. In the meantime you will need to contact their nearest branch which is at Nottingham University Portland Building, either by phone: 0115 922 2630 or email, you will need to let them know that you are a staff member of the Loughborough University and they will process your order with the 10% discount. 

To have a look at the books available you can visit their website or for more information on Nottingham branch click here

Discount on shoe repairs

Carillion Shoes offers a 25% discount on all shoe repairs to employees at Loughborough University. Make sure you have your Staff ID card with you in order to qualify for your discount.

Kinch Hopper Bus

If you need to get across campus, rather than take your car why not jump on the hopper bus? any trip within the University campus is free of charge with your Staff ID card and the bus goes all the way from the Students Union Building to Holywell Park. More details are available on the Kinch Bus web site.

Endsleigh Insurance

Teachers, lecturers and education professionals can receive discounted rates on Endsleigh insurance products. See Endsleigh Insurance for more information.


As an employee of Loughborough University you are entitled to join the Loughborough University Alumni Association.

Visit their website to join and benefit from free subscription to the Alumni Magazine and e-newsletter, an online community of 13,000 fellow members providing social networking, career advice opportunities and a range of discount offers

Love Loughborough 

Anyone can apply for a free Love Loughborough loyalty card.

Offers vary throughout the year, including discounts on Beauty, Jewellery, Food and Holiday discounts along with many others.

To view the current offers and discounts available click here.

To apply for this free card please click here.


Contact us

Tel: 01509 222381