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.
Source:Loughborough Students' Union

What students say about this university

Dialog 802 comments (226 students)
    • Accommodation

      The more modern halls on campus are better quality for students to live in, whereas the older halls are of a lower quality but...

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      2012, 2nd year, English Literature

      Accommodation

      The more modern halls on campus are better quality for students to live in, whereas the older halls are of a lower quality but still expensive. However, each hall has its own character and is a centre of social activity (especially during your fresher year). There is a wide range of accommodation off campus with private landlords but ensure these are all either endorsed by the uni or of a high quality. Don't believe what they say when they tell you you have to rush to find a house, there is always plenty of houses to go around and you don't want to rush a decision.

      2012, 2nd year, English Literature

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    • Accommodation

      Often the best advice is to stay close to the department you are studying with. So for example, if you are doing engineering or...

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      2013, 1st year, Aeronautical Engineering

      Accommodation

      Often the best advice is to stay close to the department you are studying with. So for example, if you are doing engineering or maths, DC or the student village is an ideal place to stay. I personally stayed in the holt, even though it was far away from the engineering department, as it was the only one I could take my car to. I also decided to stay in self catering, which is better for anyone with a busy degree or with an awkward timetable, as meal times are set in catered halls. Self catered is also much cheaper than catered in general.

      2013, 1st year, Aeronautical Engineering

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    • Everyday expenses

      Cost of living is good, but not amazing. Cheap but quality accomodation available if you look for it.

      2012, 2nd year, Systems Engineering

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    • The upside

      student experience

      2013, 1st year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Everyday expenses

      Easy to manage if you think about things and straighten out priorities

      2012, 3rd year, Mechanical Engineering

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    • Creative scene

      Lots of activities taking place and societies so make sure you get involved in as many as you can

      2014, 2nd year, Mechanics (Mathematical)

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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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