Vibrant social scene

Studying your degree is just one part of student life; getting involved in Union activities also provides opportunities to meet friends from across the globe, challenge yourself in new activities and experience and develop valuable transferable skills.

We have an outstanding record in the last decade for providing the best student experience, offering everything you could ask for: a great location in the middle of the UK, a friendly community with comprehensive support systems, and numerous opportunities for social activities, sport, and the arts.

Our community is focused on giving. Loughborough Students' Union Rag successfully raised over £1,000,000 annually for local, national and international charities for 10 years from 2009 to 2019. Our Union also has community action groups working with the most vulnerable in our society.

We believe in inclusion; our Union societies represent people and cultures from all over the world. Wherever you are from and whatever you enjoy, we are sure that you will find your home away from home.

We are committed to providing you with every opportunity to achieve your potential – professionally, intellectually and socially for the time you are here.

The Students' Union

Postgraduate students are encouraged to get involved in every aspect of Union activities and services.

The Union works to promote positive health and well-being for all students and, alongside the University’s Support Services, can help with everything from exam stress to finding accommodation. Within LSU there is also LSU Advice, a free, independent, confidential and non-judgemental service that is run independently from the University to support students and researchers. In addition, Academic Representation ensures that students and researchers are getting the very best academic experience, giving them the power to initiate change across the University and ensuring the voices of all students are heard.

In your spare time, there is something for everyone. You can join in with our Rag charity fundraising, community action volunteering, LSU Media, the Athletic Union and over 100 different clubs and societies. These opportunities offer you unforgettable experiences that will stay with you for life.

The Union building

The LSU building is typically buzzing with students throughout the day and night. With food outlets, a Starbucks outlet, a bar and nightclub, there's a range of opportunities to meet up and socialise with friends. The central Piazza is a lively meeting place with acoustic musical performances, and a convenience store. John Cooper's restaurant and bar serves a number of high quality meals and varied drinks, including cocktails and fine ales.

The building is also well equipped with other amenities like a Chinese restaurant, a hairdresser, an optician, a dentist, a taxi rank, a pharmacy, sports massage and a beauty salon.