Postgraduate study

Loughborough campus events

Experience our outstanding campus and find out more about what Loughborough has to offer by coming along to one of our postgraduate open events.

Loughborough visit opportunities for postgraduate students.

Open Evenings at Loughborough

Wednesday 22 November 2017 4:00 - 7:00

Our Postgraduate Open Evening gives you the chance to meet representatives from our Academic Schools and Departments. With staff from both Loughborough and London campuses, it’s the perfect opportunity for you to discover the range of taught and research opportunities available.

Who else will be there?

‘Ask us’ - Throughout the event you can drop-in and chat to our staff and students. The sessions are informal opportunities for you to ask any questions regarding postgraduate life at Loughborough University. There will be staff from our Postgraduate Admissions team, whom you can speak to about entry requirements, your taught and research application, and financing your studies. Our student ambassadors will share their own experiences of life at Loughborough and will be happy to answer your questions about studying here.

Doctoral College - Find out about the doctoral experience, hear about Graduate House – the postgraduate home-from-home on campus.

Careers Network - Chat to us about your career options and hear about our skills development and work experience opportunities.
Student Accommodation Team – Chat to our team about finding the perfect place to live during your studies.
Loughborough Students’ Union – Meet the Postgraduate Union Executive Team, find out how you can get involved.
Loughborough University London - Find out about our postgraduate campus in the heart of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
LU Arts - Offers a wide variety of arts events and creative development opportunities.
Loughborough Sport - Find out about our world class facilities for all. 
Student Advice and Support - We provide free, confidential and impartial advice on many matters related to your time at university.
Counselling and Disability Service - We provide a range of support, advice and guidance in a way which helps you build on your strengths
and achieve your potential.

Can I have a campus tour?

Campus tours can be requested at our ‘Ask us’ staff and student drop-ins.

Do I have to book?

Yes, we advise that you to book on-line in advance. By registering to attend your registration on arrival will be quicker, and we can send you updates and important information before you arrive. Most importantly, by registering, we can identify which School you are interested in and can ensure that you are met by staff from the relevant subject area. Book to attend our open evening here.

What is the plan for the evening?

With arrival and registration from 4pm, you can enjoy some refreshments and choose which presentations you’d like to join:



Introduction to Loughborough University from Dr Karen Coopman, Senior Lecturer and Director of Doctoral Programmes 

Introduction to Loughborough University London from Professor Mike Caine, Dean of Loughborough University London

4.15pm – 4.45pm

Presentation from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences Director of Postgraduate Taught Studies, Dr David Fletcher

5pm – 5.30pm

Presentation from Loughborough University London, Professor Mike Caine, Dean of Loughborough University London

5pm – 5.30pm

Presentation from the School of Business and Economics, Professor Jim Saker

5.30 – 6pm

How do I get to campus?

Loughborough is at the heart of England in the northern most part of the county of Leicestershire. Being centrally located it is well served by road, rail and air; you can find more details here.

Where do I go on arrival?

Make your way to West Park Teaching Hub, which is a short walk from the Car Park 1. There will be signs which you can follow to guide you from the Car Park to the Open Evening. If arriving by bus, there is a stop at STEMlab on campus, which is a one-minute walk to West Park Teaching Hub.

The event starts at 4pm, where we you can enjoy some refreshments and find out all there is to know about postgraduate study at Loughborough.

Please note: we cannot guarantee that you will be able to speak to staff that teach your particular programme, however staff from your respective schools and departments will be available.

Coffee morning at Loughborough

Our Postgraduate Coffee Morning is the perfect opportunity for you to explore our outstanding campus, take a guided tour of your department, view accommodation, sports facilities, visit our Students' Union and view our learning and teaching spaces.

The Coffee Morning is run inconjunction with the Undergraduate Open Days, the campus is buzzing with people and things are going on all day. Our Postgraduate Event is a great base for you to find out more and enjoy some refreshments before you venture across our campus. 

Event details

We will be hosting two Coffee Mornings in 2018, Saturday 30 June and Saturday 22 September. Bookings are not yet open - if you are interested in attending please register your interest with us and we will invite you nearer the time.

What to expect on the day: The whole campus is open for you to explore, you can join us any time between 9.30am - 12.30pm at Graduate House for informal advice and conversation with our current postgraduate students. There will be staff from Admissions to answer any questions you might have. Following your visit to Graduate House you can then tour the campus either on foot or there are frequent (free) buses. We will give you a full Open Day Guide which will list talks, tours and include a map of the campus.

At Graduate House you can:

  • Join us for refreshments any time between 9.30am - 12.30pm
  • Chat to our current postgraduate students about what doing a Master's or PhD is really like
  • Speak to our admissions staff, who can advise you on how to apply and the application process
  • See first hand Graduate House - our dedicated social and work space for postgraduates

Whilst touring the campus you can:

  • *Take a departmental tour, hear talks and presentations
  • Find out more about accommodation options and view halls of residence
  • Tour our world-class sports facilities
  • Visit our STEMLab, a cutting edge facility and student focused laboratories
  • Visit the exhibition of student support services, including careers advice
  • Explore our state-of-the-art library and our award winning Students' Union

Getting to our campus is simple - we’re in the heart of the East Midlands with great links to the rest of the UK, find information here.

Please note: academic staff from postgraduate programmes are NOT available at the Coffee Morning.*Our Coffee Mornings are run in conjunction with the University’s Undergraduate Open Day and any presentations or talks will be primarily aimed at an undergraduate student audience, however many of our academic staff teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

*We cannot guarantee that you will be able to speak to staff that teach your particular programme, however staff from your respective schools and departments will be available.

Interested in a PhD?

Students who are interested in studying a PhD are very welcome to attend the open evening or coffee morning, but we recommend that before doing so they contact the department they are interested in to discuss their ideas and the opportunities available.

How to find a supervisor

You may be able to make an appointment to meet with your potential supervisor at a mutually convenient time.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about any of our events, please contact the Postgraduate Recruitment Team by email or phone us on +44 (0)1509 222 834