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- Founded in 1909 as a small technical institute. Became Loughborough College and then Loughborough College of Technology.
- In 1966 became Loughborough University of Technology, the UK’s first technological university. Renamed Loughborough University in 1996.
- Land acquisitions in 2003, 2006 and 2010 have made Loughborough one of the country’s largest single-site campuses, with over 438 acres of land.
Location and Transport
- Located on the edge of the market town of Loughborough. The cities of Nottingham, Leicester and Derby are easily accessible. London is 90 minutes away.
- A safe, single-site campus provides plenty of open space, gardens and sports areas interspersed with academic buildings and student accommodation.
- Loughborough railway station is 3 km (2 miles) away, the M1 1.6km (1 mile), and East Midlands Airport 14.5 km (9 miles). A shuttle bus operates between campus and the town/railway station.
- BBC to A*AA A-level grades or equivalent, depending on the course.
- Get more information about entry requirements at Loughborough University online.
The 15,965 students enrolled in the academic year 2013/14 comprise:
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- Awarded seven Queen’s Anniversary Prizes.
- Extensive links with industry. More than 80% of undergraduate courses offer a year-long placement.
- Loughborough is also one of the top 15 universities targeted by large, graduate employers.
- In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) every department was found to be undertaking research that is internationally recognised, with 18% of the University’s research considered to be ‘world leading’.
- 70% of Loughborough University research is carried out in collaboration with external partners (national average is 20%).
- The University has over 40 research centres and institutes and five interdisciplinary research schools.
- A top 20 university based on research funding from HEFCE (the Higher Education Funding Council for England) and the only one in this shortlist without a medical school.
- Loughborough was ranked first in the UK out of all the participating universities in the international and UK Student Barometer, with over 90% of Loughborough students saying they were satisfied with the University’s services and 92% saying they would recommend Loughborough to others considering applying to university.
- Extensive links with industry. More than 80% of undergraduate courses offer a year-long placement. Loughborough is also one of the top 15 universities targeted by large, graduate employers.
- 87% of Loughborough graduates from 2012 are in a job or undertaking further study, with 76% of these in ‘higher graduate’ occupations, compared with the national average of 64%.
- All hall rooms are wired for internet access, and most have wi-fi. Extensive wireless network coverage in both formal and informal study areas is available across the campus.
- The University library provides over 500,000 books and access to 20,000 e-journals. It has over 1,300 study places and 200 work stations. A £4.5-million refurbishment took place over the summer of 2013.
- The Disability Office provides support, advice and guidance to students with disabilities or medical conditions.
- Owned and managed by its own members.
- Successful student fundraising organization raised over £1 million for charity in 2012–13.
- Offers a wide range of support services, over 100 clubs and societies and a programme of professional entertainment and social events.
- The Students’ Union Action Group was awarded the Prime Minister’s Big Society Award in 2013, in recognition of its work to harness the volunteering power of students to help community groups.
- Awarded the International Experience Award 2011 by the National Union of Students (NUS).
- Loughborough University is the UK’s premier university for sport and its underpinning disciplines, with one of the best integrated sports development environment in the world.
- Loughborough University is home to the world’s largest university-based Sports Technology Research Group, which is part of the internationally acclaimed Sports Technology Institute.
- SportPark, based at the University provided a state-of-the-art home for national sporting bodies including Youth Sport Trust, British Swimming and several other national governing bodies.
- Home to the ECB National Cricket Academy and national centres of excellence for swimming and athletics.
- Loughborough hosted Team GB prior to the London 2012 Olympic Games. More than 90 Loughborough-linked athletes competed at the games.
- Loughborough has dominated the BUCS championships for over thirty years.
Recent/Prospective New Builds
- Loughborough will open a second academic campus in 2015 in part of the former International Broadcast Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, offering postgraduate and executive education.
- The £21-million Loughborough Design School, which provides state-of-the-art facilities for the various design disciplines at the University, opened in autumn 2011.
- Work is underway to build a new £5.6-million health and fitness centre on campus, opening in October 2014.
- Plans are underway for the development of a £23-million sport and exercise medicine centre on the Loughborough campus. The centre will be part of the country’s first-ever National Sport and Exercise Medicine Centre of Excellence.
- Proposals have been announced to expand the Science and Enterprise Park on the University campus. One of the first buildings to be established on this was SportPark, a £15 million bespoke central hub for some of the country’s leading sports bodies.
- A £15-million Sports Technology Institute has been created to develop cutting-edge technology and enhance research and enterprise in the sport and leisure sectors.
Availability of Part-Time Work
- The Students’ Union employment exchange has a range of part-time opportunities with local companies and organizations.
- Both the University and the Students’ Union employ students in a wide variety of posts.
- The University’s Employability Award can help students to gain recognition for personal development through work or other extra-curricular activities.
- Rosalind Ayres – actor.
- Steve Backley – Olympic athlete.
- Lord Sebastian Coe – Olympic athlete, now Chair of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and Chair of the British Olympic Association (BOA).
- Michael Fabricant MP.
- Sir John Gains – Engineer.
- Sir Frank Gibb – Engineer.
- Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson – Paralympic athlete.
- Tom Karen – Designer.
- Paula Radcliffe – Olympic athlete.
- Bridget Riley – Artist.
- Lisa Rogers – TV presenter.
- Malcolm Sayer – Designer of the E-type Jaguar car.
- Bob Wilson – former Arsenal goalkeeper and sport presenter.
- Sir Clive Woodward – Manager of the England Rugby World Cup winning team, former Director of Sport at the British Olympic Association (BOA).
Bursaries and Scholarships
- The University spends over £4.5 million a year on support for undergraduate students through the Loughborough Scholarship Programme (LSP).
- The LSP is a financial package tailored for UK undergraduate students (excluding those from Wales), who are liable to pay £9,000 tuition fees, who fall within a qualifying household income band.
- The value and form of the support depends on household income, with those on a lower household income qualifying for more support. Mature students and registered care-leavers are eligible for an enhanced LSP package.
The table below gives an indication of the amount of support available for different household income bands.
Household Income (£)
Tuition Fees 2014
- Undergraduate programmes (including integrated Masters) £9,000.
- Sandwich/placement year £800.
- Science and Engineering Foundation Studies £9,000.
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|Maximum fee||£9,000||Average cost to student*||£8,249|
* The estimated average cost per student after allowing for financial support (e.g. fee waivers, bursaries, scholarships and other in-kind support) from the institution.
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The fees below are for undergraduate courses.
Year UK and EU Students Overseas – Classroom Overseas – Laboratory 2014–2015 £9,000 £13,750 £17,300
Distance Learning Student Breakdown
Loughborough University offers distance learning courses in the following postgraduate programmes:
- Engineering Design and Manufacture
- Intrastructure in Emergencies
- Renewable Energy Systems Technology
- Water and Environmental Management
- Water and Waste Engineering
What Qualifications Can I Get?
- MSC, Diploma and Certificate.
Prior Qualifications Needed
- It depends on the programme. See http://www.lboro.ac.uk/
study/postgraduate/courses/ for further information.
What Can I Study?
- Distance learning is available on postgraduate programmes.
- Two MOOCS – Innovation and Enterprise, and Getting a Grip on Mathematical Symbolism – are offered by Loughborough University through Futurelearn.
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