Human Resources

Staff benefits

Travelling to and from work

‌Jump on the bus

Kinch Sprint Bus

If you’re commuting by train you can jump on the Kinchbus Sprint service  from Loughborough Railway station, which will bring you straight to campus. During term-time it runs every ten minutes from various points across campus, so whether you’re on your way in or heading home after a long day, remove the stress from your journey and just hop on.

When you’re on campus enjoy free travel on the bus between 07:30 and 6:30, this service runs every 5 minutes during term time. Just jump on the bus while take you to where you need to be.

On your bike!

Cycle2Work scheme

The University is committed to creating a green campus and promoting health and fitness amongst employees. In support of this we run a scheme to help employees with the cost of purchasing a bicycle and related equipment, where you can save up to 42% on the cost of a bicycle. So if you’re considering cycling to work, we could save you some serious money.
The Cycle2Work scheme is only available to employees who have completed six months service with the University. For more information on the scheme visit the Cycle2Work website
You may also like to visit Choose How You Move for information on cycling in and around Loughborough.
SmartGo Leicestershire - Free Staff Transport Discounts!

All Loughborough University staff can access the SmartGo Leicestershire scheme of staff benefits which focuses on sustainable transport and active lifestyles. It’s completely free to join and could save you £100s a year!

Train commuters can save 10% off an East Midlands Trains annual season ticket and can combine with the convenience of the internal season ticket loan scheme through HR!

There are also great deals to be had with the likes of Arriva, Centrebus and Kinchbus as well as CrossCountry and Railcards.

SmartGo has a variety of cycling offers, including 10% off at Halfords, Rutland Cycling and the electric bike retailer 50cycles. For those looking to enjoy being active in great outdoors, check out the deals at Snow & Rock, Runners Need and Cotswold Outdoor.

CLICK HERE to sign up now for free, using “” as the verification email address and see how much you could save!

Cars on campus

A parking permit system is in operation across campus for those that need to travel to and from work by car. As part of our commitment to creating a green campus, the lower the emissions are on your car, the less your permit costs. 
For further details, please visit Traffic and parking

Electric Vehicles

The University has a large number of spaces available for charging your electric vehicle. The charge points require access via a key fob, these are available upon request from the Sustainability Team, who can be contact at or 01509 228085.

Car Share Scheme

Travelling by car with other people is an easy way to cut your CO2 emissions and save some money. We encourage staff to set up informal arrangements with family, friends and colleagues, or to join up to the University’s Car Share Scheme.
The scheme enables employees to search for colleagues doing a similar journey to work to arrange to share their journeys. More information can be found at

Season Ticket Loan Scheme‌

Loughborough University offers employees an interest-free annual season ticket loan to cover the cost of public travel between home and the workplace.

The scheme allows employees to make financial savings whilst encouraging the use of public transport wherever practicable.

Buying an annual season ticket is generally cheaper than purchasing weekly or monthly tickets with some operators offering an annual ticket for the equivalent price of 40 weekly tickets. University Staff can also benefit from an additional 10% off, with certain providers, through the SmartGO Leicestershire Scheme.

Please click on the next heading to access information on the scheme.