12 Aug 2015
Students rank Loughborough in country’s top 5
Loughborough has finished Top 5 in the annual National Student Survey (NSS), securing one of its best ever results.
83% of Loughborough’s finalists completed the independent survey, which asks students for honest feedback about what it’s like to study their course at their institution, and to rank their overall satisfaction for the University and the Students’ Union.
91% of Loughborough students were satisfied with their course (up from 89% last year and well above the sector average of 86%), and the University’s average satisfaction rating of 87.1% across all seven categories places it fifth in the UK.
This year’s figures see Loughborough rise three places from its 2014 finish, and rank as the top East Midlands university by some margin.
And the Students’ Union was also ranked highly - finishing 3rd of all University Students’ Unions in the country.
Loughborough University Vice Chancellor Professor Robert Allison said:
“Loughborough is committed to providing its students with a world class experience, and preparing them for life after University.
“In a year we were named University of the Year at the What Uni Student Choice Awards, and achieved 2nd in the THE Student Experience Survey, it is heartening to see these figures from the NSS, which show students are genuinely satisfied with the educational experiences and opportunities we are providing.”
Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) President Jess Excell said:
“To be ranked in the national top three is a fantastic achievement for the Students’ Union, and we hope to build on this again next year.
“LSU aims to be the driving force behind the UK’s best student experience, giving students amazing opportunities across volunteering, fundraising, sports and activities, and supporting them in their studies.”