Transition into University

We know that transitioning into a new academic environment and a more independent way of life at university can, sometimes, feel stressful. The Student Success Academy offers a wide range of programmes available to help you maximise your experience of and celebrate this milestone!

LUDUS Gold (Loughborough University’s Discover University Scheme)

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Aimed at 16–18-year-olds nationwide, LUDUS Gold provides students with a range of activities, events, resources, and guidance relating to university and even engages with teachers and parents, too!

The Student Success Academy isn’t only about providing personalised opportunities to students once they arrive at university. Through LUDUS Gold, we work across departments to ensure that young people have access and exposure to Higher Education and can consider it as an option available to them before they make decisions on whether they’d like to attend university.

Ready Set Loughborough

Start preparing for study and complete your first Personal Best badge.

Ready Set Loughborough is our online programme helping you to transition into university after Results Day in August.

Highlighting opportunities to develop your skills and maximise the benefits from your time with us at university, it features 4 key areas of activity to best prepare you for life at Loughborough:

Our Diverse Community – showing you the diverse and inclusive community Loughborough celebrates and champions!

Your Wellbeing – highlighting your wellbeing and the opportunities and services available to help you prioritise this during your time here.

Our Expectations of You – what we expect of our students as good Loughborough citizens, including important information and training.

Your Study Success – top tips, tools, and activities to help you to prepare for your studies at university.

Simply complete the activities across all 4 areas and you will be awarded your Ready Set Loughborough badge in our dedicated Personal Best app!

Get Ahead Together

ten students stood together at the Get Ahead Together celebration evening 2023

Because we know that transitioning into life at university can sometimes feel overwhelming, we’ve created a brand-new, group peer mentoring programme to help you settle in, meet new people, and find an immediate support network among your peers.

Impact to Date: Transition into University Programmes

  • 176 students on LUDUS Gold (2023-24)
  • 72% of all first-year students completed Ready Set Loughborough (RSL) this year.
  • 127 unique students accessed peer support through Get Ahead Together in 2023-24
  • 15 Peer Mentors recruited and trained to co-design and deliver content.

Last updated 1st May 2024