Staff benefits

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, click 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: 01509 222850

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!

Loughborough Sport Discounts & Trials 

We also offer a two-week free trial to all new members of staff at Loughborough University within the first 6 months of employment. The two week free trial gives staff access to Gold Membership which allows access to both gyms on campus, the swimming pool and all fitness classes as well as a host of other discounts for casual facility bookings. For more information see Staff Offers for Memberships

Staff must contact this email address to request their trial or make further enquiries around Loughborough Sport memberships. 

London Campus - Better gyms membership offer

Our London campus has a corporate agreement with Better Centres for the facilities such as Copper Box Arena and London Aquatic Centre in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and facilities across the UK with discounted rates for staff. The offer is open to all staff.

There are two types of memberships:

  • Option 1 – Copper Box Arena (gym) and London Aquatic Centre facilities in QEOP. Current price per year - £420 or £35 per month deducted from the employee's salary.
  • Option 2 – Better centres facilities across the UK – use of all centres. Current price per year - £546 or £45.50 per month deducted from the employee's salary.

For more information, please see the membership flyer.

Loughborough Sports Memberships