Human Resources

Staff benefits

And the benefits don't stop there . . .

In addition to the benefits already mentioned, we offer a wide range of other discounts, offers and opportunities, that are available to all employees of Loughborough University.

Time to volunteer

The University has introduced an employer supported volunteering policy as part of our commitment to community engagement and corporate social responsibility.

It is intended to support, encourage and develop you as an employee, by supporting your involvement in volunteering opportunities within the community and for charitable organisations. This support includes help to identify appropriate volunteering opportunities, as well as time off to allow you to get involved in local initiatives.

This policy applies to all substantive members of University staff, and certain terms and conditions apply. For full details on the support that is available visit here

Eyesight testing

Free eyesight tests are available to employees of the University that are users of Display Screen Equipment (DSE).

On request, the Occupational Health team issue vouchers to eligible employees (certain terms and conditions apply) for an eye test at the University’s chosen optician.

If the results of your test show that you require glasses solely and specifically for computer use, then you will be able to claim a contribution towards these from your school/department as well.

Further information can be requested from the

Occupational Health team:


T: +44 (0)1509 222851

Computer software

If you ever need to work from home (and just because it’s another little perk to have access to!) free or heavily discounted software is available to you to download on your computer at home. Microsoft Office and Adobe products and packages are available, as well as Antivirus software.

Terms and conditions apply when accessing the software and you will also need to be registered as a member of staff to use the online store.

For more details visit the IT Services website. 

Library access

Feeding your inner bookworm with Library access Pilkington Library.

You will have access to the incredible facilities at our Pilkington Library, which underwent a £4.5 million transformation in 2014. You can access the extensive collection of books and journals, and can borrow up to 35 items in any one period. You can also make use of the PCs and study areas within the building.

Discounted insurance

Whether you need insurance for your car, home possessions or travel purposes, teachers, lecturers and education professionals can receive discounted rates from Endsleigh Insurance.

Discount on shoe repairs

Carillon Court Shoe Repairs in Loughborough town centre offer a 25% discount on all shoe repairs to employees of the University. You just need to take along your shoes and your staff ID card!