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23 May 2016

Physics at Loughborough now Top 10 in The Guardian University League Table

Loughborough University has been ranked 4th in the 2017 Guardian University League Table - marking its highest ever league table position and making it the top ranked university in England after Cambridge and Oxford. In the subject tables, the Department of Physics has climbed to 10th place.

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.  

The latest league table success comes just weeks after Loughborough secured 7th place in The UK Complete University Guide 2017

Physics at Loughborough has leapt to 10th position in the table - a testament to the excellent learning experience that the Department strives to create for its students.

This experience will be further enhanced in 2017 with the opening of brand new laboratories for undergraduate students. STEMLab will provide state-of-the-art lab facilities as part of an overall £25 million investment in the west side of our campus.

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.