Loughborough University

Here at Loughborough, we take pride in offering an experience and creating a community that you can be proud to be a part of.

That’s why we have been named University of the Year at the Whatuni? Student Choice Awards 2020. The Awards are based on reviews and ratings made by current students across the UK, so winning this award shows that our students are extremely satisfied with the services and experience we provide them with.

This isn’t the first time we’ve won the prestigious accolade either. We were also named University of the Year by the WhatUni? Awards in 2015 and again in 2018. We’ve also been named University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide twice.

So, what is it that makes Loughborough the ‘University of the Year’?

Our renowned student experience gives every student the opportunity they need to achieve their full potential. Our strong connections to the industry boost these opportunities by providing students with access to placements. They also form the backbone of our enterprising outlook which is helping business to innovate, expand and improve performance.

Our approach to creating an exceptional student experience and delivering the highest level of teaching and learning is quite simple; we put our students at the heart of everything we do. The positive impact of this approach was highlighted in the National Student Survey 2019 results, Loughborough was ranked the top institution in England for overall satisfaction.

Our outstanding research is generating globally important work that is driven by society’s need for solutions to real-life issues, making it not only cutting-edge, but relevant too.

Our reputation for sporting excellence, which spans performance, facilities, expertise and working partnerships, confirms our position as the number one university for sport.

Our superb 440-acre single-site campus is the University’s most glorious asset, offering great facilities for students, staff and visitors to the University.

Our Students’ Union is one of the very best in the country and is one of the only unions to be owned and managed by students.

The elements above, combined with our focus and a strong sense of community spirit, have created something that is truly special and distinctive amongst UK universities.

Want to know more about Loughborough University and what makes us so unique? Visit our ‘About the University’ web pages to find out more.

Key statistics about the University are also shared each year on our Facts and Figures page.


Find out more about the statistics behind Loughborough University by downloading our Facts and Figures.