Established in 1966, Loughborough University of Technology (renamed Loughborough University in 1996) is based in the town of Loughborough, which in turn is located within the city of Leicestershire in England. Its history dates back to 1901, when it was set up as the Loughborough Institute of Technology.
Loughborough University has received 7 Queen’s Anniversary Prizes, and is ranked in the top 10 in every UK university league table and top in its region. It is also the best university in the world for sports-related subjects for 6 years running since 2017. In 2020 it was awarded University of the Year by the WhatUni Student Choice Awards (WUSCAs). This was decided by over 41,000 student reviews from more than 150 higher education institutions
Subject Strengths: Sports Science, Business and Management, Hospitality & Tourism, Art & Design, Engineering, Information Services.
Loughborough's campus is on a single site in Leicestershire's largest town, and spans 438 acres. The Loughborough campus is home to one of the UK's biggest independently owned Student Unions, with weekly events such as Hey Ewe and Friday Night Disco proving popular with students.
Nearby Leicester and Nottingham are also easily accessible from the university, so students who are missing city life won't have to travel too far. Here are some amenities near our campus.