Life on campus

We’re lucky to have such a beautiful place to call home – our stunning single-site campus is the University’s most glorious asset, measuring 440 acres in total (equivalent to 7,040 tennis courts or 250 football pitches!)

Living on campus

The campus itself has a lively atmosphere with more than 20,000 students and staff from over 130 different countries. There is a strong sense of community and a real buzz, just what you would expect from a university that continues to be popular in national and international student polls.

On campus, there’s never a shortage of things to get involved in. From nights out at the Union to nights in with your flatmates and a pizza, your free time will be anything but dull. You’ll be spoilt for choice at Loughborough’s range of clubs, societies and events, all of which have unique social calendars of their own and offer endless opportunities to make lifelong friends.

You’ll find everything you need within close walking distance, from open spaces, gardens and sports pitches to academic buildings, Loughborough Students’ Union and our halls of residence. Our campus is a self-contained world of its own and can be easily negotiated on foot or by cycle (there are plenty of lockable storage areas around for your bike). 

We’ve got bars, a nightclub, restaurants, laundrettes, a hairdresser, a medical centre, an optician, a health centre, a pharmacy, a taxi rank, a beautician, two gyms, shops, cafés, hotels, dining halls and so much more.

Campus life is all about convenience and community – you can’t get far without seeing a friendly face and everything you need is right on your doorstep.

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Taking care of our environment

A car is not necessary in Loughborough – the University has convenient shuttle buses which operate across the campus and on into town and the railway station every 20 minutes. Students with disabilities or, in exceptional circumstances, those with other needs, are able to bring vehicles onto campus.

The University actively seeks to protect and improve the environment as far as practicable – this includes recycling, reducing waste, conserving energy and using renewable sources, and protecting wildlife on campus.

Our green outlook is also an integral part of our teaching, as all of our schools/departments run degree courses that include sustainability related modules.