We are Loughborough University

Loughborough University is somewhere anyone can realise their full potential. The atmosphere and team spirit on campus inspire and empower people to achieve extraordinary things. This progressive and ambitious attitude is reflected in the success we achieve, as one of the top-performing universities in the country. Loughborough University is also a welcoming place where staff and students should feel they can be themselves. Across everything we do, we are working together to create a better future, for everyone.

We are proud to be one of the UK's leading universities

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We strive for excellence

Top 10

in every national league table

Best university in the world for sports-related subjects

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022

Awarded seven Queen’s Anniversary Prizes

University of the Year

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2020

Our achievements reflect this. In 2018, the University climbed up the rankings and placed in the top ten of all major UK tables for the first time in its history, where we have remained ever since, as the highest performing institution in the Midlands.

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Two outstanding campuses

Loughborough campus

Our superb Loughborough campus is based in the heart of England and is the University’s most glorious asset. With world-class facilities and plenty of green open space, it has everything our students, staff, and visitors need on site.

London campus

Loughborough University London is our incredible postgraduate campus. It's part of an exciting community of organisations, creatives and educational providers located inside Here East, based on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Our Loughborough family

Life at Loughborough has a strong community feel. It is a defining feature on both our campuses. It's what makes the experience at Loughborough so special.

The Loughborough experience

Loughborough University is well known for offering a life-changing experience, both academically and socially. We deliver innovative programmes that span a broad range of disciplines, and our award-winning student experience gives students the opportunity to gain valuable experience and transferable skills - all while having the time of their life.

We create employable graduates

We equip our students for every aspect of their life and career, by supporting them to gain vital experience and skills. Employers are impressed by the energy, enthusiasm and competitiveness that Loughborough graduates demonstrate, traits that also support those students seeking to start up their own business empires.

We are making change happen

At Loughborough we think differently; we challenge convention; we solve problems, and we take action. Through our research we are finding answers, discovering the things that matter and adding to knowledge. Spanning the arts, humanities, business, social sciences, sport, health, science, engineering and mathematics, our research is creating positive change across society.

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We integrate innovation to create impact

Innovation is at the heart of all our activities. It enhances our student experience, creates impact from research, and drives regional prosperity through our dynamic innovation community and business base at Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park (LUSEP).

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We are a world-leader in sport

We are proud of our hard-earned global reputation for sport. From elite-level athletes to trying to keep fit, we ensure that everyone at the University can enjoy sport regardless of ability or interest. Through world-leading coaching, outstanding student experiences, state of the art facilities and superb events, we create an inclusive, positive and life-shaping sporting experience for all.

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We are committed to inclusion

Our community is a diverse body of people with different perspectives, values and attitudes. We are working to create an inclusive environment where such differences are shared and valued; where any unfair treatment or discrimination is challenged; and where all individuals can reach their full potential regardless of their background.

We take our responsibilities seriously

Sustainability and social responsibility are embedded into all our processes, operations and developments, to ensure we manage our environmental impact at both a local and global level.

Our sustainable approach

We're proud of our past

Loughborough University's long history of success, as both a further and higher education institution, was established through the vision of our founding father, Dr Herbert Schofield. Iconic landmarks have stood the test of time, whilst our campus has expanded around them, and the University has grown into one of the country's top universities.

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