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Loughborough University

Student life

Loughborough is in the Borough of Charnwood, in the county of Leicestershire. A busy market town with a vibrant history, it is one of the largest towns in Leicestershire, with a population of over 55,000. The town provides everything you could need as a student and much more. With a great choice in restaurants, entertainment and shopping, Loughborough has lots to offer. Its location is also ideal for exploring the cities of Nottingham, Leicester and Derby, as well being close to a variety of tourist attractions such as the Peak District, Sherwood Forest and the National Space Centre.

Amenities on campus include lecture theatres, laboratories, a major library and extensive IT network, an Arts Centre, two theatres, conference and hotel accommodation, restaurants, banks, shops, a health centre and Loughborough Students' Union, which is owned and run by our students.

The University has the country's largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports, available for the enthusiastic amateur as well as elite performers.These include an indoor athletics centre and outdoor stadium, sports halls and all-weather pitches, a 50 metre swimming pool, squash, badminton and netball courts, an indoor tennis centre and outdoor courts, and state of the art fitness centres. Loughborough has been named the best sporting university in the world in the global QS higher education league table in 2018. Loughborough University in London is an inspiring new postgraduate campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Loughborough offers students a truly unique experience, combining a first class education with an extensive programme of extra-curricular activities, a fantastic campus environment and the best Students’ Unions in the country. Loughborough Students' Union plays a key part in creating the ‘Loughborough Student Experience’. It is one of the only Unions in the UK to be owned and managed by the students, offering a variety of support services, more than 100 clubs and societies and a packed programme of social events.


Living in Loughborough generally costs much less than it does in major UK cities. A postgraduate student should allow around £800 - £1,000 per month for accommodation and other living expenses - meaning a total budget of £9,600 - £12,000 for 50 weeks spent in the UK.* This does not include tuition fees.

The Student Accommodation Centre is part of Campus Living. Campus Living is within the Facilities Management department of the University, responsible for allocating and managing your accommodation, including the catering, housekeeping and facilities associated with your Hall of Residence.

Career services

In the Careers and Employability Centre you can access a wide range of specialist guidance to help you at any stage of your time at university. In your school/department you’ll be supported by dedicated careers advisers and academic staff with:

  • One to one advice sessions and drop-ins with careers advisers
  • Lectures and workshops on career planning, self-awareness and job search skills
  • Subject specific careers fairs
  • Specialist employability and enterprise skills activities

Loughborough University enjoys excellent links with a large number of high profile employers as well as an ever-increasing number of smaller and medium sized organisations who all value students and graduates with the ‘Loughborough experience’.

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Naomi Brown

University Admissions Team

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Loughborough University

LE11 3TU
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
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+44 (0)1509 263171


Just 90 mins from London, Loughborough’s central UK location and superb transport links by road and rail also ensure nearby cities such as Leicester, Nottingham and Birmingham are all within easy reach. 

The town’s railway station is also situated on the East Midlands train line offering regular services between Sheffield and London St Pancras International station. East Midlands Airport is only 15 minutes away and easily reached by the 24/7 bus service from Loughborough.