Loughborough University

Loughborough | East Midlands

Sporty Varied union activities City Campus

Ucas code: L79

The Loughborough experience is an unrivalled mix of exciting campus life, sporting chances, diverse universal cultures, industrial links and world-class research. With two major cities nearby, a great uni / union relationship and the biggest higher education campus in Europe, you're in for some unforgettable times. Our 16,000 students enjoy more than 8,000 nights out at the union.
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What students say about this university

Dialog 802 comments (226 students)
    • The upside

      friendly, social, great hall spirit

      2013, 1st year, Mechanical Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Lecture rooms- have been updated but have had several issues with them.

      2012, 2nd year, Chemistry

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    • Nightlife

      different clubs within the union and town with special genre events

      2014, 2nd year, Sport & Exercise Science Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      As an engineering course I have a lot of contact hours, but they are interesting topics. I have a lot of lectures, some labs...

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      2013, 1st year, Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      As an engineering course I have a lot of contact hours, but they are interesting topics. I have a lot of lectures, some labs and a tutor meeting every week. Throughout the year there are group projects and set coursework that has to be completed by set deadlines, they are hard work and you need to have good time management but there are members of staff there to help you through the transition from a level to university life. We have to complete lab reports and presentations for some of our coursework. Some projects are portfolio style. The course content is interesting and challenging, you learn a lot of new material and some topics overlap with some topics you might have learnt at a level. You get feedback from tutors in the meetings you attend each week and they are there to support you through your degree. They're very helpful. Our labs and workshops are really good, they have all the equipment needed for our course and they have all the material needed to complete the workshops. The lecture halls are large enough for all the students, our computer labs have all the programs we need to complete the course.

      2013, 1st year, Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Accommodation

      Be weary of broken glass scattered around. The rules aren't really maintained unless something is damaged. Catered food isn't...

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      2012, 1st year, Aeronautical Engineering

      Accommodation

      Be weary of broken glass scattered around. The rules aren't really maintained unless something is damaged. Catered food isn't the best, by far; you'll soon find out what to avoid, but they do offer a good choice of sides and salads.

      2012, 1st year, Aeronautical Engineering

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    • Accommodation

      Different types of accommodation appeal to different people. The halls are great if your a party animal. The 'golden...

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      2013, 3rd year, Automotive Engineering

      Accommodation

      Different types of accommodation appeal to different people. The halls are great if your a party animal. The 'golden triangle'housing area is great for closeness to town. The kingfisher area is great for being near campus and not far from town and is the quietest area but still had plenty of people.

      2013, 3rd year, Automotive Engineering

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Creative

62%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

62%

MED

Varied union activities

86%

HIGH

Sporty

97%

HIGH

Political

43%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 95% MED
Student score 83% HIGH
Average graduate salary £24k HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

89%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

15,965

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

75%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

11%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

37%

of students are female

Young / Mature

6%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

20%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

90%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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