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Loughborough win yet another BUCS title with record points haul

Loughborough University has continued its dominance at British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) by winning an unprecedented 41st consecutive title.

Loughborough’s total score of 8026 points is a championship record and saw the University finish almost 1,500 points clear of second place University of Nottingham.

Officially announced at the BUCS Annual Awards Dinner, Loughborough’s title was confirmed after its various teams secured titles in Men’s Hockey, Women’s Football, Men’s Football, and Men’s Futsal.

Loughborough was also the top university in Athletics, Swimming, and Cycling respectively.

The 2021/22 season saw the resumption of a full programme of competition following the cancellation of the previous campaign due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Richard Wheater, Director of Performance and Development, Loughborough University, said:

“This title is testament to the hard work of our athletes, coaches, practitioners, and wider support teams.

“To win every BUCS title since its formation is nothing short of astounding and we’re extremely proud that the 41st title has been achieved with a record points total.”

BUCS provides a broad competitive offer for higher education sport in the UK and supports and promotes the lifestyle and educational benefits of participating in sport.

Each year it delivers more than 50 sports across a varied programme of over 5,800 teams and individual competitors.

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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, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2022 QS World University Rankings and University of the Year for Sport by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2022.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2022, and 10th in both the Guardian University League Table 2022 and the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

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. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

The Loughborough University London campus is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities. It is home to influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators who provide students with the highest quality of teaching and the very latest in modern thinking.