School of Business and Economics


27 Mar 2017

Loughborough has had the best student experience for a decade according to national survey

students at the union

A national survey has revealed that no university in the UK has offered a better student experience than Loughborough over the last decade.

The annual Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey is based on the views of students about their university experience across 21 criteria including teaching, accommodation, facilities and social aspects. 

The 2017 results table which was released last week named Loughborough as second in the country this year. Since the founding of the survey in 2006, Loughborough has come top of the table seven times and placed top 5 no less than 10 times. Over the period of the survey Loughborough has the best results in the country for student satisfaction. 

The Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Robert Allison, commented on this success saying: 

To say that we have consistently offered the best student experience for a decade is an incredible achievement, and underlines the truly unique environment we have created at Loughborough. 

Along with the Students' Union we work tirelessly to ensure all our students to get the most out of their university years and reach their full potential. And a second place ranking in this latest survey is further confirmation from our students that we continue to get it right.

This particular survey by The Times is distinctive in that it looks further than the standard definition of student experience - comprised largely of teaching, learning, assessment and feedback - to a much broader definition tailored by students to incluse the aspects of university life that matter most to them. 

Along with second place in the 2017 survey, Loughborough came first in three categories: High quality facilities; Catering for personal requirements; and Good extra-curricular activities/societies.