Loughborough shortlisted for record nine out of ten Whatuni Student Choice Awards

Loughborough University has been shortlisted for a record nine out of ten 2016 Whatuni Student Choice Awards.

The awards are voted for by students, with more than 25,000 across the country casting their opinions over the past 12 months for the Whatuni Student Rankings.

Loughborough has been shortlisted in nine categories – accommodation, clubs and societies, course and lecturers, job prospects, student union, university facilities, support services, international (based on the overall rating as given by international students at each university) and an overall rating which counts towards the title ‘University of the Year’, which Loughborough won in 2015.

The Whatuni Student Rankings are based on averages taken from thousands of reviews submitted by students and published on the site.  They offer prospective students an unbiased, student-led alternative to traditional university ranking systems.

This year 25,000 reviews were counted; 125 universities met the minimum threshold to be considered for a Student Choice Award; and 39 universities have received a nomination.

Loughborough University Vice Chancellor, Professor Bob Allison said: “I am thrilled that we have been shortlisted in nine out of ten categories.  It is an incredible achievement, made all the more important by the fact that these awards are voted for by students.”

Simon Emmett, CEO of Whatuni.com parent company Hotcourses Group, commented: “We are delighted to see universities that are being nominated for a number of categories across the board at this year’s awards.  It truly reflects a student experience that goes beyond teaching excellence and touches on all aspects of a student’s life.”

The official 2016 Whatuni Student Rankings will be announced on April 14 at a ceremony in London.  

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

About Whatuni

Whatuni.com is part of the Hotcourses Group, founded in 1996. It provides the world’s largest web-based course and university/college search for students looking to study in the UK.  Hotcourses web products are used by over 30 million students worldwide each year. The company employs 250 people and has offices in London, Sydney, Boston and Chennai, India.



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