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Loughborough shortlisted for nine Whatuni Student Choice Awards

Loughborough remains the most shortlisted university for the second year running in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2019, featuring in nine of the 15 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, International, Students’ Union, Uni Facilities, Postgraduate, Job Prospects and Student Support categories.

To compile the shortlists visited more than 160 institutions to collect over 41,000 student reviews, asking people to rate their institution from one-to-five in each of the 15 areas.

Speaking about Loughborough’s success in the shortlisting, Vice-Chancellor Professor Bob Allison said: “It is great to see that Loughborough remains the most shortlisted university in the country for the second year running.

“These awards are voted for by students, so it is a great honour to see that they continue to rate Loughborough so highly.”

Last year Loughborough was named University of the Year at the awards, as well as taking the top spot in the University Facilities and Giving Back categories and securing top-three finishes in a further four categories.

This year’s winners will be revealed on April 25, 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 for sports-related subjects in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and named University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019 and the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2019, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2019. 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.