Loughborough University

Loughborough University is based on a fantastic 440-acre single-site campus at the heart of the UK. All undergraduate courses offer the option to include a year in industry as part of the degree. The student experience is renowned, with endless opportunities to get involved in at Loughborough Students' Union.


On the outskirts of a city or town


The university (including student accommodation, teaching, and leisure facilities) is located on one site

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Offers degrees in a wide range of subjects

UCAS Code: L79

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Student Statistics

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 76%
  • Postgraduate 24%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 93%
  • Part Time 7%

Where students come from

  • UK 78%
  • EU 5%
  • Other 17%

Student gender

  • Male 60%
  • Female 40%

Student Services and Facilities

Libraries and Information Services

  • The four-storey Pilkington library offers 24/7 opening hours during revision and exam periods, with over 1,300 study spaces, wireless networking and around 250 PCs.
  • It provides an extensive collection of books, journals and specialist databases, as well as a range of online resources and courses to enhance student skills and development.
  • Learning and research support is available for each academic school.

Student jobs

  • The university's Careers Network source and advertise part-time jobs, both on and off campus.
  • Part-time work on campus includes roles as student ambassadors or within one of the many catering outlets. Many students also find work within the Students' Union.
  • There are also lots of cafés, shops, pubs, restaurants and bars in the town centre, just a short walk from campus, where many students find part-time employment.

Careers advice

  • Loughborough University Careers Network provide a wide range of services and support to students and graduates including advice on developing employability, guidance on career options and help applying for placements.
  • Personal Best, an exclusive personal development programme for Loughborough University students, helps students to develop, recognise and better articulate their own skills and attributes.
  • The university hosts the UK's largest annual Careers Fair, along with hundreds of other employer events.

Health services

  • The university Medical Centre is situated in the middle of the campus, close to the main student accommodation village. Registration is free and students can book both GP and nurse appointments.
  • There is also a pharmacy located in the Students' Union building.

Counselling and Mental Health Support

  • There is a counselling service where students can talk in confidence to a professionally trained member of staff.

Disability support

  • The Disability Office offers support for students with a wide range of disabilities.
  • The university provides support and tuition for students with specific learning differences and those who face barriers with their ability to study as a result of mental health issues.

Other services and facilities

  • At the Centre for Faith and Spirituality, chaplains from different faiths and denominations are available to give support to all.
  • A Mathematics Learning and Support Centre provides help with mathematics and statistics for all students regardless of course.
  • Students can also learn a language alongside their studies at the Language Centre.

Students' Union

  • Loughborough Students' Union is owned and run entirely by students, providing a range of services.
  • Over 170 different clubs and societies are on offer, along with opportunities to get involved in community projects, fundraising, campaigns, weekly events and more.
  • Within the union building there are places to eat, drink and socialise, including a 4,000 capacity, two-floor nightclub.


  • Founded in 1909 as a small technical institute, it was renamed Loughborough University in 1996.
  • In 2015 Loughborough opened a 2nd postgraduate campus on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.
  • British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Champions for 40 years running.

Fascinating Fact

  • Loughborough's single-site green campus is the size of 7040 tennis courts.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Lord Sebastian Coe – Olympic athlete, chair of the British Olympic Association (BOA) and former chair of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG).
  • Rosalind Ayres – actor.
  • Paula Radcliffe – Olympic athlete.
  • Sir Clive Woodward – manager of the England Rugby World Cup winning team, former director of sport at the British Olympic Association (BOA).
  • Tom Karen – designer.
  • Bridget Riley – artist.
  • Ore Oduba – TV presenter and broadcaster.
  • Sir Peter Bonfield – businessman.
  • Sir John Gains – engineer.
  • Sir Frank Gibb – engineer.


Loughborough University, Epinal Way, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU