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26 May 2015

Loughborough 11th in Guardian league table

Loughborough University has risen to 11th in the Guardian University League Table, cementing its position as one of the UK’s leading higher education institutions.

In the national 2016 table, released today, Loughborough moved up four places to improve on its 15th place finish in 2015.

12 Loughborough courses are ranked in the national top 10, with six of those (Fashion and Textiles, Materials, Business, Design, Social Policy, Sport Science) finishing within the top five.

Chemistry and Art have made substantial leaps forward in the tables, claiming a top 10 spot for the first time in over three years.  

The Guardian University League 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.  

Loughborough University Vice Chancellor Professor Robert Allison said:

“I am delighted Loughborough has improved its standing in this important league table which bases its results on the factors that matter to students.

“We are continually working with the Students’ Union and colleagues across campus to improve the student experience and provide excellent value for money for our students. Today’s result is testament to the hard work that has taken place, and I congratulate everyone who has helped us get to this position.”    

The high Guardian ranking is the latest in a string of successes for Loughborough University, which was named University of the Year in the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2015, and was ranked 2nd in the 2015 THE Student Experience Survey.

The full Guardian University League Table results are available on the paper’s website.


Notes for editors

Article reference number: PR 15/97

Loughborough’s Top 10 courses:
2nd Fashion & textiles 
4th Engineering: materials & mineral
4th Design & crafts
5th Business, management & marketing
5th Social policy & administration
5th Sport science
6th Media & film studies
6th Building and town and country planning
6th Chemistry
8th Accounting & finance
9th Engineering: mechanical
9th Art

Guardian University League Table 2016, Top 20
1          Cambridge
2          Oxford
3          St Andrews
4          Surrey
5          Bath
6          Durham
6          Warwick
8          Imperial College
9          Exeter
10        Lancaster
12        UCL
13        London School of Economics
14        Southampton
15        Coventry
16        Kent
17        Birmingham
18        Heriot-Watt
19        Sussex
20        Edinburgh

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent 
QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named University of the Year in the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2015.Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. It was 2nd in the 2015 THE Student Experience Survey and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In 2015 the University will open an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. 
Loughborough University London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will offer postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.

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Loughborough University
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