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Loughborough University

Loughborough | East Midlands England

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

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    • Facilities

      university buildings are mostly modern, and are constantly being upgraded. library has all books needed for a course. the...

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      2013, 3rd year, Computational Science Foundations

      Facilities

      university buildings are mostly modern, and are constantly being upgraded. library has all books needed for a course. the campus has virtually every sport facility possible

      2013, 3rd year, Computational Science Foundations

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    • Facilities

      we have all the facilities as the most universities have. we have different schools, su, library and many study space. As we...

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      2013, 3rd year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

      Facilities

      we have all the facilities as the most universities have. we have different schools, su, library and many study space. As we are one site campus, it is easy to access the facilities in a short time, besides, we have campus shuttle

      2013, 3rd year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Facilities

      Library has just been refurbished to provide more study spaces to students from September 2013. Lots of online resources...

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      2013, 3rd year, Electronic Engineering

      Facilities

      Library has just been refurbished to provide more study spaces to students from September 2013. Lots of online resources available through the library to support your studies, such as databases for journals, referencing systems such as RefWorks and more. Some buildings around campus are brand new whereas some others are still old however many of these have been refurbished/renovated. Only few which are still old such as Sir David Davies Building which hosts the School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering along with Physics and Maths. Lots of opportunities for practical work in engineering, which is helpful in applying theory. An excellent careers centre, with the university having lots of industry links. A useful opportunity to get involved with is the Loughborough Employability Award, which allows you to find out what skills you have gained from extra-curricular activities and to put them in perspective so you can use it to apply for placements and graduate jobs. There are a lot of social activities available and the students union are slowly starting to cater more towards those who do not drink alcohol to relieve the pressure that students need to drink to be part of the culture and get involved. Not to forget the top of the range sports facilities for those who would like to become a professional/elite athlete, and also that they are starting to cater for more the average person with the introduction of recreational sports. Student politics is a bit dead at Loughborough as most people do not seem to have an interest, and those that do seem to become BNOCs who are aiming to run for a sabbatical position at the students' union.

      2013, 3rd year, Electronic Engineering

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    • Facilities

      Sports facilities are very good... If you're lucky enough to get the chance to play on them!

      2013, 3rd year, Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Facilities

      Everything is fine, the Union is open all day, there are plenty of eateries around campus, the library is open until midnight,...

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      2013, 2nd year, Applied Physics

      Facilities

      Everything is fine, the Union is open all day, there are plenty of eateries around campus, the library is open until midnight, and each hall has its own common room. Along with the various lecture-buildings that have open spaces in them.

      2013, 2nd year, Applied Physics

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    • Facilities

      loads of high quality soical facilities and excellent sports facilities

      2013, 1st year, Computer Science Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 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

61%

MED

Varied union activities

84%

HIGH

Diverse local nightlife

59%

MED

Sporty

97%

HIGH

Political

43%

LOW

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Student satisfaction score 86% HIGH
Average graduate salary £25k HIGH

Number of students

16,948

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

75%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

10%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

62%

of students are male

Young / Mature

6%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

21%

of students here are from outside the UK

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