Throughout its history Loughborough University has built upon its distinctive characteristics. Today it is one of the country’s leading universities, with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with business and industry and unrivalled sporting achievement.
Academic schools and departments
As a university we are renowned for the relevance of our research. Our results help business and industry to compete more effectively, shape public policy and ultimately improve the quality of people’s lives.
Our research strengths span the arts, humanities, social sciences, sport, science, design, engineering and mathematics.
Many of these individual strengths cluster around themes and we call these enduring world-class research areas our Beacons:
Loughborough University's skills, guidance, placements and employment support is highly regarded by both students and employers.
Our experienced teams provide a wide range of services and support to students, graduates, employers and staff.
Our dedicated staff help our students to:
The Academic Language Support Service, as well as the Online Writing Centre offer support and a wealth of resoures for both home and international students who want to make the transition between ordinary English and the academic language expected from you in your work at University.
We know it is really important to feel at home and have a space of your own to study, that's why we have a team based on campus who are dedicated to helping you find a place to live. Whether you are thinking about coming to study here, are a current student or just going to be visiting, we can help you with you accommodation options.
At Loughborough we have 17 different halls of residence which offer undergraduate, postgraduate, catered and self-catered options for you to choose from. All of our halls offer a safe environment and are renowned for being the best place to start your university life.
The University Library is central to the student and staff experience. We place great emphasis on providing excellent customer service, a range of reader / study environments, easy access to a large variety of information resources, and development of readers’ information literacy and academic and research skills.
IT Services supports research, learning, teaching and administration, providing a variety of communications and information technology facilities.
All University staff, undergraduates and postgraduate students have access to our services.
Most IT facilities are available 24 hours a day.
The Health and Safety Service provides advice and guidance to Schools and Professional Support Service Sections. This covers all aspects of health and safety matters on campus, including occupational safety, fire, radiological protection, hazardous waste, emergency procedures and insurance issues arising from incidents which are occupationally related.
We are proud of our hard-earned reputation for sport at Loughborough, but our constant focus is on ensuring every student and member of staff has the opportunity to get involved, regardless of ability or interest.
Whether you want to try something new or are dedicated to your chosen sport, there are always lots of opportunities to get involved. From Ultimate Frisbee, Equestrian and Sub Aqua AU Clubs to performance Rugby, Cricket and Football, Hall sports and societies, there’s something for everyone.
It’s your passion and ambition that creates the atmosphere of determination on campus and contributes to our renowned student experience. We hope you enjoy being part of sport at Loughborough.
Loughborough Students’ Union has over 150 Societies offering everything from Hot Air Ballooning to Surfing. With over 55 sports clubs in the Athletic Union, there is a sports activity for everyone.
Clubs and Societies are a great way to get involved at Loughborough and make new friends – particularly the international societies which attract membership from around the world.
All clubs and societies are run by students – the Union provides financial assistance, training and support to ensure success.