​Self-guided tours​

If you are unable to attend one of our on-campus events then you can still explore what our amazing 440 acre campus in Loughborough has to offer.

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, unfortunately guests are not permitted to enter Department buildings, Halls of Residences or other study spaces such as the Pilkington Library. In order to protect our community we would kindly ask guests not to enter any such buildings during their time on campus.

A self-guided tour gives you an opportunity to familiarise yourself with our beautiful campus and get an insight in to what we have to offer here.

Things to see

These are just a few of our favourite places and key facilities we think you might like to see as part of your visit to campus.

Students’ Union You will start and finish at The Students’ Union. This is a hive of activity and is one of the main social hubs for students studying here at Loughborough University.
High Performance Athletics Centre (HiPac) One of only two National Performance Centres for UK athletics, The High Performance Athletics Centre (HiPac) plays host to elite athletes, international competitions and more. For a glimpse inside some of the facilities ahead of the tour, click here.
Village Park Village Park plays host to a number of halls of residence and is home to approximately 2,000 students. This gives you a great insight into the community spirit which is evident when you arrive on campus. You can check out our virtual tours of our halls of residence here.
Loughborough University Stadium Our Stadium opened in 2012 and is home to Loughborough University Football Club and Loughborough Foxes with a capacity of 3,500.
Pilkington Library Pilkington Library underwent a £4 million pound refurbishment only a few short years ago. As such, there are 1375 study places, 200 workstations, 500,000 books, 90,000 bound serials and access to approximately 30,000 e journals. Needless to say, this is a fantastic resource which many of our students find invaluable.
Bridgeman Building The Bridgeman Building is home to our Student Support Services teams. It’s right in the centre of campus so is easy for all our students to access if they need support during their time with us. We can offer help and guidance on a range of areas including careers and employability, mental health support, disability support and managing finances.
Edward Herbert Building The Edward Herbert Building (EHB) is at the heart of campus and is home to the EHB Grill and Food Court where staff and students can grab food from around the world and catch up, work or study in our newly refurbished eatery. The EHB is also one of our main teaching venues with 4 lecture theatres and break our study spaces.
Rugby Rubber Crumb Pitch Converted from natural grass in 2015 by SIS Pitches the Rugby Rubber Crumb pitch is home to our extensive Rugby programme. Consisting of a World Rugby standard surface, fully floodlit with perimeter spectator fencing the Rugby pitch hosts matches including National League 1, Allianz Premier 15s and BUCS Super Rugby.
Powerbase Gym Powerbase is one of the country's largest strength and conditioning gyms. With state of the art Technogym equipment Powerbase is designed to maximise athlete potential. With a number of free weights and weightlifting platforms and equipment, the facility is frequently a hive of activity.

Making the most of your visit

Wear comfy shoes!

Our campus is big so shoes you feel comfortable in are a must.


We have a number of shops, cafes and bars we you can grab a drink and bite to eat on your tour. Please note that due to the pandemic not all of our outlets are currently open and some are operating on reduced hours so do check our website to see what are open during your visit. 

Take notes

Bring a notebook or have your notes app open on your phone where you can jot down anything important you want to remember after your visit. If you think of any questions whilst on campus that you’d like to ask, make a note of these too and then email us at opendays@lboro.ac.uk when you get home!