Postgraduate study

During your studies

We have a dedicated team of people based on campus to help you settle in and look after you while you are here.

Advice and information for international students during their studies.

We offer a range of support to help you make the most of your time with Loughborough. If you would like to improve your English, or focus on your study skills, we offer bespoke courses to help you. You will receive full details of these with your offer of a place to study with Loughborough.

Student advisers co-ordinate the International Students’ Programme, which provides advice on a range of issues including immigration, finance, employment and housing. Our University’s Medical Centre provides free healthcare to all international students who stay in the UK for more than six months.

English Language Support Service

The English Language Support Service (ELSS) offers academic English and study skills workshops, courses and online resources for UK, EU and international students. A range of online resources is also available for students at our London campus. You will receive full details of these courses with your offer of a place to study at Loughborough.

Health and Welfare

Health care

We recommend you register with a local GP, who will be your first port of call, should you have any health problems. Details on nearby GP surgeries and how to register will be provided during your induction.

Mental health support

The Mental Health Support Team provides support to students who face barriers affecting their ability to study as a result of mental health issues.

Loughborough Nightline

Loughborough Nightline is a confidential, non-advisory, out of hours student listening service that you can contact by phone or email, with anything that may be on your mind. Fully trained volunteers are available to talk to with no fear of being judged. The phone line is open from 8pm until 8am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday during term time.

Faith and spirituality

The Centre for Faith and Spirituality, based on the Loughborough campus, is the focus of religious, spiritual and faith-based activities for both the University’s campuses. Chaplains from the major world faiths offer support and guidance to all the University’s students, whatever their religious or spiritual beliefs.

We will also be working with faith groups situated close to Loughborough University London to ensure our students feel part of the community networks of people who share their faith.

Disability Office

The Disability Office works to support students with a wide range of disabilities, including physical disabilities, specific learning differences, sensory impairments and medical conditions.

Our services include:

  • Support, advice and guidance
  • Recommending appropriate assessment arrangements, for example extra time in exams
  • Arranging one-to-one support specific to students’ needs
  • Liaison with Social Services Departments to help arrange funding for personal care needs (eligibility criteria applies)

For more information about support during your time at Loughborough University London, contact the Disability Office by phone +44 (0)1509 222770 or by emailing disability@lboro.ac.uk.

Counselling service

We offer online counselling to all students and staff at Loughborough University London. You can talk to experienced staff based at the Loughborough campus about any personal, social or emotional concern, whether or not it is affecting your work or studies.

Counselling can help you to find ways forward, make decisions, gain new perspectives, discover solutions and come to terms with and manage challenging life events. If you think you would benefit from online counselling, you can contact the service via the website.

Loughborough University London also has an agreement with The University of Westminster Student Counselling Service to provide confidential counselling for its students.

Welfare Advisors

Welfare Advisors will be happy to support you with any issue you may be having and help you to access any other relevant support services.

Welfare Advisors are also able to authorise coursework extensions and discuss Impaired Performance claims with you. If ever you are in doubt of where and how to access specific support, your Welfare Advisor should be your first port of call.

Loughborough Students' Union

Loughborough Students’ Union believes that supporting international students is important and encourages you to get involved and engage with the Global Development Officer.

When you arrive at Loughborough, there will be various welcome activities to allow you to meet new people and to get to know the English culture.

The Union organises social and cultural events for international students and their families, including trips to popular tourist destinations in the UK and abroad, sporting activities, parties and an annual International Day in the Students’ Union.

The Global Development Officer can help you to voice your opinions both to the University and the Students’ Union, taking an active part in raising issues that are important to international students.

Work opportunities

International students pursuing degree-level courses can supplement their income by working:

  • up to 20 hours per week during term-time
  • full-time during vacations
  • in a full-time work placement as part of their course as long as this does not exceed 50% of the course duration

Dependent spouses of students who hold immigration permission for 12 months or more are usually allowed to work full- or part-time.

Opportunities to find work in the local area are available through local recruitment agencies and businesses. Please refer to our Careers Network.