Established as a small Technical Institute in 1909, Loughborough University is now one of the leading learning institutions in both the UK and the world, offering a high-class education and student experience to thousands of students every year. It is successful and extremely popular – winning the WhatUni University of the Year award for 2020, voted on by students.
The university's main campus is situated in the town of Loughborough, in the Midlands. It is well placed for transport links and has everything students need for an enjoyable time of study. The larger cities of Leicester, Nottingham and Derby are all within easy reach too.
Loughborough University prides itself on outstanding teaching quality recruiting a diverse multi-national academic team to ensure students have a varied education delivered by professional and experienced academic staff.
From a popular nightclub and relaxed study spaces to extensive student support services covering physical and mental wellbeing along with all parts of student life, the Loughborough Students' Union is an excellent facility. It is home to a number of conveniences for everyday use too, including a shop and a restaurant.
The university has a global reputation for sport, and has been ranked the best university in the world for sports-related subjects for five years running (QS World University rankings by subject 2021). The sporting facilities are used by international athletes and they make up the most comprehensive sporting hub in the whole country. However, it is not just known for these subjects. Loughborough University might be famous for sport, but it has exceptional technology and facilities for a huge range of schools of learning.
International students are warmly welcomed to Loughborough. The campus is one of inclusivity, while the university has extensive support facilities to help international students settle and thrive during their studies.
Loughborough also boasts a postgraduate campus in London, located in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Established exclusively for postgraduate study and research, Loughborough University London combines influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators to deliver one of the best postgraduate experiences the UK has to offer.