Loughborough University remains in a strong and stable position, and we are gearing up to begin teaching students on campus and in person where it is safe to do so.
Are your contact details up to date?
We would rather talk to you personally if you need to get in touch with us to discuss your application, but we understand that you might prefer for us to speak to a parent or relative instead. In these cases, the person who makes the call should be the nominated contact you have registered with UCAS. It’s worth taking the time now to ensure that your nominated contact on UCAS is the person you’d like us to speak to.
If your email address has changed or is likely to change in the next few weeks, it is really important that you tell the University and UCAS, so that we can continue to keep in touch with you between now and the start of term.
Applicants with a disability or health issue
If you have a disability or health issue, we’d like to make your transition to Loughborough as smooth as possible. Regardless of whether you have already informed us of your situation in your application, please log on to the Disability and Health Portal to help us identify your requirements and arrange support in time for your studies to start.
If you’re looking to apply for University accommodation, please continue to check for separate communications from the Student Accommodation Centre. For the latest updates, visit their announcements webpage for more information.
Students will be asked to move into their accommodation on a specific day of the week depending on their hall of residence. This will enable us to control the number of new students arriving on to campus each day and ensure the safety of all members of our community. You will receive more information about moving into your accommodation once your room has been confirmed.
Receiving your results
If you are successful in securing a place, we will contact you tolet you know and will advise on next steps.
There’s lots of useful information on our website to help you prepare for results day and plan ahead for any outcome. It’s a really good idea to research your options in advance so that you can take control of the situation and make positive steps to secure your place at university once you have your grades.
Preparing for the start of term
Launching online from 13 August, we’ll be introducing a comprehensive Welcome to Loughborough transition package for new students. Through a series of online events, workshops and training videos, we will guide you through the enrolment process and prepare you for the academic demands of your course.
In addition, you’ll complete a series of workshops and training sessions to secure your first Personal Best digital badge. Ready, Set, Loughborough is an extension of the Personal Best programme and has been designed to support new Loughborough students with the transition to university. More badges will be made available as you progress through your degree and take on further development opportunities and challenges.
Teaching in semester one
Our academic staff are currently working hard to refresh the delivery of course material so that you will have access to the best possible learning experience, regardless of whether your teaching is delivered online or in person. More information about your course will be made available shortly so you have clarity about what to expect before the start of term.
If the current Government Alert level remains in place at the start of term, students will be given access to a mix of in person classes (including practical and laboratory work), live online interactive sessions, and ‘on-demand’ pre-recorded lectures. These sessions will be supplemented by individual/group project work and guided independent study, alongside support from teaching staff and personal academic tutors.
Our plans include revisions to cover a full spectrum of future scenarios, and our approach to teaching will enable us to react quickly if Government guidance changes at a national or local level. Regular updates will be circulated to students and staff across the year so that everyone on campus is aware of the University’s latest guidelines and measures.
A warm freshers’ welcome
We are determined to give you the best possible welcome to Loughborough and to make that happen, we are working closely with our Students’ Union and hall social committees to organise an exciting programme of activities and events – all with social distancing in mind.
Our students and staff are looking forward to welcoming you to the campus and have lots of exciting plans to help you settle in. There will be opportunities to get involved in a broad range of sporting activities, and our clubs and societies will be hosting a number of events so that you can meet friends with similar interests. Whilst adhering to the latest Government guidelines will be non-negotiable, there is still plenty to look forward to as a fresher this year.