School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


24 May 2016

Top 3 for Mechanical Engineering and top 10 for Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

In the latest Guardian University League Table we have been ranked in the UK top 3 for Mechanical Engineering and in the UK top 10 for Electronic and Electrical Engineering while Loughborough University has been ranked 4th.  

The table ranks the country’s 119 universities by scoring each institution for the aspects of university life that matter most to students, such as course and teaching satisfaction, staff to student ratio, spend per student, average entry tariff and employability.  

Loughborough has climbed seven places from last year, with 16 of its courses being ranked in the national top 10.  The 4th place ranking marks the University’s highest ever league table position and makes it the top ranked university in England after Cambridge and Oxford.  It comes just weeks after Loughborough secured 7th place in The UK Complete University Guide 2017.

The School's outstanding result recognises its ongoing commitment to providing students with an excellent learning environment and all-round high quality student experience.  Due to this we have an excellent reputation for student satisfaction and our graduates are employed in many exciting roles across the world. 

Loughborough University Vice Chancellor Professor Robert Allison said:

“I am absolutely delighted that Loughborough has been ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table. This important league table bases its results on the factors that matter most to students, which makes our achievement in it even more rewarding.

“Although rankings fluctuate, with universities going up and down, this latest positioning for Loughborough is yet further evidence of our continued success and is testament to the hard work that has taken place across the University. I would like to congratulate everyone who has helped us get to this position.”

The Guardian University League Table top ten is:

1. Cambridge
2. Oxford
3. St Andrews    
4= Loughborough
4= Surrey 
6. Durham          
7. Imperial College        
8. Lancaster       
9. Warwick         
10. Bath

The full results are available on the paper’s website.

In addition to the University’s success in both the Guardian and Complete University Guide league tables, Loughborough has also this year won the Times Higher Student Experience of the Year Award and two Whatuni Student Choice Awards.


Athena Swan Bronze award

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