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

UCAS Code: L79

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Student Statistics

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 76%
  • Postgraduate 24%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 91%
  • Part Time 9%

Where students come from

  • UK 79%
  • EU 5%
  • Other 16%

Student gender

  • Male 60%
  • Female 40%

Student Services and Facilities


  • The four-storey Pilkington library is staffed 24/7 during revision and exam periods, offering over 1,300 study spaces, wireless networking and around 250 PCs.
  • The library provides a wide range of courses and online materials to enhance student skills.
  • There is specialist subject support for each school and department, including approximately 700,000 books, journals, DVDs and CDs.

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.

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.
  • Regular workshops help develop the skills needed in CV and application writing, and the university’s Employability Award recognises the skills students develop through work and extracurricular activities.
  • 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 services

  • 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

  • The Centre for Faith and Spirituality includes a chapel, prayer room, quiet room and faith room; these are used by student faith groups and individuals.
  • Chaplains from different faiths and denominations offer support to everyone, irrespective of their religious or spiritual beliefs.

Students' Union

  • Loughborough Students' Union is completely owned and run by the students, providing a range of services.
  • Over 100 different clubs and societies are on offer, along with opportunities to get involved in community projects, fundraising, campaigns, weekly events and loads more.
  • Within the union building there are places to eat, drink and socialise, including a large-capacity 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.

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.
  • Lisa Rogers – TV presenter.
  • Sir Peter Bonfield – businessman.
  • Sir John Gains – engineer.
  • Sir Frank Gibb – engineer.


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