Take the opportunity to explore the inside of the Students’ Union to see first-hand the facilities which are on offer.
Loughborough Students' Union
Our Students’ Union is one of the most highly rated in the UK according to the National Student Survey. Owned, controlled and run by its members, we offer an unrivalled array of facilities and services.
Loughborough Students’ Union is all about giving you opportunities that you will literally never forget.
It could be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and raising money for RAG (Raise and Give), scoring a goal for your hockey club, learning to belly dance on a Wednesday afternoon or dressing up in fancy dress for the Friday night out with friends from your hall. The possibilities are endless and Loughborough is all about enabling you to do more.
With over 100 societies, 55 sports clubs, a state of the art media department with it’s own TV station, radio station recording studio and student magazine, and an incredible night club venue, you really are spoilt for choice at Loughborough Students’ Union.
Skills for the future
Employers want so much more than a good degree from a great university and Loughborough can give you the all round platform of experience from which to build your career.
As a student you could be leading the RAG team that collected over £50,000 for charity in one day and £1.4M in just one year, or even take part as one of the 2,000 students that volunteer in the community every year.
Leading a club, organising a project or representing your fellow students for your school/department helps you stack up real life skills that employers crave.
A voice where it counts
Loughborough Students’ Union and the 15 person executive have an important voice in the University and the local community. They are consulted when it matters and the same applies to you. The Union is there to ensure that Loughborough remains the very best place to be a student.
The Union building
Loughborough students are proud to own a fantastic building which is buzzing with students both day and night.
The central Piazza is a lively meeting place and coffee bar during the day with a shop, a Chinese restaurant, a hairdressers, an optician, a dentist, a taxi rank, a pharmacy, sports massage and chiropody.
At night the building opens up to become a 4,000 capacity nightclub.
LU Arts is the University’s lively arts programme, offering you a variety of art events, facilities, and creative development opportunities.
Our events include performances, National Theatre Live screenings, concerts, talks, and workshops which all take place on campus either within the theatre, auditorium, studio, or Students’ Union.
If you are looking to get involved and develop your own artistic flare, then you’ll love to hear that there are many opportunities open to you. You can receive subsidised music tuition, join the University Choir or String Orchestra, expand your creativity with our art classes for pottery or painting and drawing, apply for the prestigious annual Music Scholarship, have a debate and natter with fellow bookworms in our book club, or feed your passion for music and use the music rehearsal rooms which are available on weekdays, evenings, and weekends. We also run a programme called Happy Mondays, which consists of free events for you to attend on Mondays. Previous classes have ranged from jewellery making to breadmaking and sewing to digital art experiments, and our ever popular events Acoustic Night and Speech Bubble, a performance poetry night, return each academic year.
LU Arts also includes Radar, a contemporary arts strand, where we invite artists to respond to research. These projects allow people to engage with research in a completely different way, that usually combines artistic outputs and events like talks, workshops, film screenings, and seminars.
LU Arts is Loughborough University's art programme offering a wide range of arts activities including concerts, talks, National Theatre Live screenings, art classes, music tuition and more. LU Arts also includes Radar, which is our contemporary arts strand, delivering a high quality programme of artistic outputs.