About the University

Learning and teaching

Inspiring the professionals of the future

At Loughborough we challenge ourselves; we are agile learners who not only get things done, but get them done well. As a result, Loughborough is recognised internationally and our graduates are highly sought after. Our learning environment inspires participation, innovation and a work ethic like no other.

Anyone that joins Loughborough is provided with the encouragement and resources needed to prepare and achieve success. This support goes beyond your time here; being part of Loughborough is truly for life.

Quality academic teaching

At Loughborough, our academics continually look for new ways of doing things and continue to build best practice.

We attract outstanding academics from across the world who are specialists in their field, enthusiastic about their subjects, and are at the forefront of current research.

20% of our core employee numbers are represented by international members of staff, covering over 90 nationalities, meaning that our students benefit from a diverse and multicultural teaching experience.

Our students also benefit from greater access to teaching staff. We have one member of academic staff for every 14.6 students at the University (Times Good University Guide 2017).

Recognition of quality

The University has consistently scored highly for teaching quality in all of the Government’s External Subject reviews and national league tables, and it’s achievements like this that recognise and reward our approach to providing exceptional teaching and learning opportunities.

The University has also been awarded Gold, the top accolade, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF is the system through which UK universities’ teaching quality is assessed and rated. The Gold award ‘recognises institutions that deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students and is of the highest quality found in the UK’.

Other achievements include:

5* rating for teaching in the QS Stars University Ratings 2017.

A top three rating by the Quality Assurance Agency for teaching quality.

Voted a top ten university for teaching quality in the Times good University Guide 2016.

Student satisfaction

The quality of our teaching and learning environment is emphasised by our students’ satisfaction with their course and educational experience whilst here at Loughborough. In the 2017 National Student Survey Loughborough was ranked the top mainstream university in England for overall satisfaction. Almost 92% of the Loughborough students who completed this year’s NSS agreed they were satisfied with their course at the University, compared to the national average of 84%. The University was also named top in the country for learning resources with an overall score of 93% students satisfied.

When looking at how individual courses performed, three subject areas at the University came top for overall satisfaction; we were top 5 in nine subjects, and top 10 in a total of 16 subjects.