Life at Loughborough
We are committed to providing our students with every opportunity to achieve their full potential – professionally, intellectually and socially. The Students’ Union and Loughborough University Arts offer plenty of ways to get involved and unwind after a busy day.
The Students’ Union
Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) is the driving force behind the UK’s best student experience. Loughborough students are at the heart of everything we do, leading and running activities, providing the opportunity to experience new challenges and hosting outstanding entertainments and events. It’s all part of having the time of your life.
Whenever decisions are being made that affect you, especially about your education, we are always on your side influencing the right people in the right way. Having a good degree from a prestigious university is just one step to launching a great career.
Getting involved with the Union makes you so much more than your course.
The five activity sections of Loughborough Students’ Union are national leaders in their sectors and have won many awards over the years: Rag charity fundraising, community Action volunteering, the Media centre, the Athletic Union and our Societies. They offer you unforgettable experiences that will stay with you for life.
The Union building
The LSU building is a fantastic hub of activity that is buzzing with students both in the day and at night. The central Piazza is a lively meeting place with a coffee shop and milkshake and crepe bar.
The building is also well equipped with other amenities like a Chinese restaurant, a hairdresser, an optician, a dentist, a taxi rank, a pharmacy, sports massage and beauty salon.
Loughborough University Arts
LU Arts is the University’s lively arts programme, offering you a wide variety of art events and creative development opportunities.
Our events include concerts, National Theatre Live screenings, talks, spoken word and workshops and they all take place on campus. Venues include the 260-seat Martin Hall Theatre, the 220-seat Cope Auditorium and the Students’ Union.
If you are looking to get involved and develop your own creativity, then you’ll love to hear that there are many opportunities open to you. You can join the University Choir or String Orchestra, receive subsidised music tuition, apply for the yearly Music Scholarship or just use the music rehearsal rooms.
There are classes for pottery, painting and drawing, a book club, a performance poetry night called Speech Bubble and much more.
LU Arts also includes Radar, a contemporary arts strand, where we invite artist to respond to research. These projects allow people to engage with research in a completely different way that usually combine artistic outputs and discursive events like talks, workshops and seminars.