What to expect

Expect to meet lots of new and interesting people, and to push yourself both academically and socially.

Every student has a unique experience but as Loughborough has been awarded the Best Student Experience for 6 consecutive years by Times Higher Education and been declared Britain’s Top University for Quality of Student Life by Lloyds bank survey we’re confident you’ll have the time of your life.
Here’s a brief overview of what to expect for your first week at Loughborough University.

Collect your accommodation keys

Students living on campus will be given an arrival date. We have staggered arrivals, as this enables us to allocate a parking space to you and provide any necessary assistance on the day.
Find more information on the arrival day.

Collect your student ID card and confirm your identity

It’s important to collect your student ID card as soon as possible and before commencing your programme.  This completes the registration process and ensures you are officially enrolled as a student at Loughborough University.
If you are a home student with UK/EAA nationality and living on campus, you will be able to collect your student ID card from your hall of residence.
Find more information on where to collect your student ID card

Attend your induction

You will be invited to attend an induction for your course. This will give you the opportunity to meet fellow students who will be on your course, to meet key members of staff within the department and explore the facilities you’ll be able to use.

Check out the full list of undergraduate induction dates

Loughborough Sport

Make sure you check out the Loughborough Sport Freshers website for everything sport related in the run up to fresher’s week. This includes more information on gym membership offers, AU Trials, quizzes and much more!
Loughborough Sport also has loads of opportunities for people who aren't competitive or want to get involved in other ways such as coaching and volunteering, make sure you visit the freshers site to see what might suit you.
Find out more about sport at Loughborough

Explore the campus

We always recommend new students to take some time to explore the campus. See what facilities we have which you can take advantage of and explore the beautiful woodlands. There are lots of walks on campus, and if you like exploring this is the perfect time to lead an expedition.

Get to know your campus

Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU)

Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) will be arranging lots of events during Freshers’ Week to make sure you get a taste for what Loughborough has to offer. The LSU will release a short guide to freshers nearer to the time. 
A good way of meeting new friends is to throw yourself into everything the university has to offer, and this includes the nightlife.
This is a great way to meet new friends and get a feel for the community on campus.
Visit the LSU website

Prepare for your first week

If you can, it’s a good opportunity to read any books or course material which you will need to read for your first week of University. Getting a head start and being prepared is always a good thing and it shows that you’re prepared and serious about your studies.
During your first week, you’ll also be allocated a peer mentor. Your mentor will be a fellow student, allowing you to ask any questions in confidence. 
Find more information regarding the Peer Support scheme