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Loughborough shortlisted for 10 Whatuni Student Choice Awards

Loughborough is the most shortlisted university in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2018, featuring in 10 of the 12 categories.

The annual event recognises institutions for excellence in a wide variety of academic and social areas.

Based on ratings given by students, Loughborough has been shortlisted in the University of the Year, Accommodation, Clubs and Societies, Course and Lecturers, Giving Back, Student Union, Uni Facilities, Postgraduate, Job Prospects and Student Support categories.

To compile the shortlists reviewers from visited more than 130 universities across the UK and spoke to more than 36,000 students, who rated their institution from one-to-five in each of the 12 areas.

Speaking about Loughborough’s success in the awards, Vice-Chancellor Professor Bob Allison said: “This year Loughborough has been shortlisted in more categories than ever before, and more than any other university.

“Given that these awards are voted for by students, it is a great honour to see that Loughborough is rated so highly.”

Eleni Cashell, Editor of Whatuni added: “Being nominated for an award is a huge achievement, because the only judges at the WUSCAs are the students themselves.

“It showcases to both prospective students and the higher education sector that your institution offers value for money, provides a good student experience and has a highly satisfied and supported student community.”

Last year at the WUSCAs Loughborough won the awards for the best University Facilities and Giving Back. It also came second in the ‘University of the Year’ category and had top-three finishes in a further four categories.

This year’s winners will be revealed on April 19, at a gala dinner held 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, named the best university in the world to study sports-related subjects in the 2017 QS World University Rankings and top in the country for its student experience in the 2016 THE Student Experience Survey.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 6th in the Guardian University League Table 2018, 7th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and 10th in The UK Complete University Guide 2018. It was also named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

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.