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How beneficial is going to a Russell Group university?
There is no doubt that membership of the Russell Group is prestigious, but Loughborough is a very good university also.
If you are interested in graduate prospects you can check university performance against this measure. It is probably more useful to do this at subject level than institution level at:
www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables...s - look at the grid of subjects and click the relevant one.
You will apply for admission online through UCAS at www.ucas.com. This will give you up to five choices. We suggest you choose your course of study first. Do this by reference to the league tables but also by reading the information on university websites. You may find that some course structures appeal to you more than others. Choose a spread of universities - you can apply to Loughborough and Nottingham. You may find that your questions are resolved as you progress through the admissions process.