Executive Education


24 Sep 2018

Loughborough crowned ‘University of the Year’ by The Times and Sunday Times

Happy LU graduates

Loughborough University has been named University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019 and becomes the only university in the history of the guide to take the coveted University of Year title twice.

It has risen to its highest-ever ranking of 5th in UK and is ranked top 10 in all of the major UK league tables, confirming the University as one of the UK’s best institutions.


Top-10 UK business school

The School of Business and Economics has maintained its reputation for consistently being ranked as a Top-10 UK business school, with all its undergraduate courses ranked in the UK Top 10:

  • 6th Accounting and Finance
  • 5th Business Studies
  • 10th Economics
  • 1st Librarianship and Information Management


Outstanding Graduate Prospects

The school’s reputation for developing highly employable graduates is also reinforced by its rankings for ‘Graduate Prospects’:

  • 1st Accounting and Finance
  • 2nd Business Studies
  • 2nd Librarianship and Information Management


‘A unique environment’

Commenting on Loughborough’s success, Alastair McCall, editor of The Sunday Times Good University Guide, said:

“Loughborough has been shortlisted nine times in the 20-year history of our University of the Year award and now it has won for the second time. It must be doing something right!

“In fact, it is doing quite a lot right. Long rated highly by students for satisfaction with teaching quality and their university experience, Loughborough has found a formula that makes its graduates among the most sought after in the land.

“It is so much more than a sporting powerhouse, although it deserves huge recognition for having the best sports facilities this side of the Atlantic. Science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) students make up a greater proportion of the student body than at any other institution and it is in academic and industrially-potent areas like this that Loughborough also excels and makes an impact far beyond its sumptuous campus.”

Professor Robert Allison, Loughborough’s Vice-Chancellor, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to win this prestigious title. I am incredibly proud of all our staff, students and the wider University community, all of whom make Loughborough the amazing place it is.

“To secure our highest ever ranking in the Good University Guide is yet further evidence of the unique environment we have created at our campus, where our students not only get the best educational experience, but also an amazing life experience.

“The entire Loughborough family should be justly proud of what we have achieved.”

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide was published in the 23 September newspaper and includes profiles on 132 universities. It is made up of nine indicators including student satisfaction with teaching quality and their wider student experience, research quality, graduate prospects, entrance qualifications held by new students, degree results achieved, student/staff ratios, service and facilities spend, and degree completion rates.