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Loughborough University


Loughborough University

Key Information
Quick Facts
An Overview
Services for students
Accommodation for Students
Location of the University
Notable Alumni
Key Information

Particular Details
Location Loughborough
Established 1909
Total Students 18,439
Percentage of International Students  30%

Quick Facts

Loughborough is currently ranked within the top 10 of all three national league tables and is internationally renowned for its sports-related courses and achievements.[9] In 2013, the university won its seventh Queen’s Anniversary Prize, awarded in recognition of its impact through research and skills development in High Value Manufacturing to create economic growth.


The university is also rated five star for excellence by Quacquarelli Symonds in the QS Star Scheme.


The University has 20 academic departments and over 100 research groups, institutes and centres divided between ten schools since the university’s new school structure was implemented for the academic year 2011/12. Previous to this, the departments and research institutes were split between three faculties: Science, Engineering and Social Science & Humanities.

An Overview

Following the war, the institute fragmented into four separate colleges:

  • Loughborough Training College (teacher training)
  • Loughborough College of Art (art and design)
  • Loughborough College of Further Education (technical and vocational)
  • Loughborough College of Technology (technology and science)

The university is organised into ten schools:

  • School of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering (comprising the departments of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Materials)
  • School of Business and Economics
  • School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
  • Loughborough Design School
  • Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • School of Science (comprising the departments of Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics and the Mathematical Sciences)
  • School of Social Sciences (comprising the departments of Communication and Media, Geography, PHIR and Social and Policy Studies)
  • School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
  • School of the Arts, English and Drama (comprising the School of the Arts and the Department of English & Drama)
  • Loughborough University London (comprising the Institute for Design Innovation, Institute for Digital Technologies, Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance, Glendonbrook Institute for Enterprise Development, Institute for International Management, Institute for Media and Creative Industries, Institute for Sport Business).

Services for students

  • London welfare support
  • English Language Support
  • Library support
  • Career Consultancy services
  • Loughborough Enterprise Network (LEN)
  • Health care
  • Mental health support
  • Loughborough Nightline (student listening service)
  • Faith and Spirituality
  • Disabled students and students with specific learning differences
  • Counselling service
  • Hardship support
  • Mitigating circumstances
  • Visa and immigration advice


National rankings
Complete (2020)[35] 8
Guardian (2020)[36] 4
Times / Sunday Times (2020)[37] 5
Global rankings
ARWU (2019)[38] 701–800
CWTS Leiden (2019)[39] 228
QS (2020)[40] 218
THE (2020)[41] 351–400
British Government assessment
Teaching Excellence Framework[42] Gold

Accommodation for Students

As of 2016, there are a total of 17 halls of residence, many of which are named after famous scientists and engineers.The halls are as follows:

Name Location Open to Catering status
Robert Bakewell Village Park Undergraduates only Self-catering
Butler Court (with A Block) East Park Undergraduates only Self-catering
Cayley Village Park Undergraduates only Catered
David Collett West Park Undergraduates only Catered
Falkner–Eggington Central Park Undergraduates and postgraduates Self-catering
Faraday Village Park Undergraduates only Catered
Forest Court Off campus Postgraduates only Self-catering
Harry French Historic Hall Off campus Undergraduates and postgraduates Self-catering
Hazlerigg–Rutland Village Park Undergraduates only Self-catering
The Holt Off Campus Undergraduates only Self-catering
William Morris Off campus Undergraduates only Self-catering
John Phillips Village Park Postgraduates only Self-catering
Elvyn Richards Village Park Undergraduates only Catered
Royce Village Park Undergraduates only Catered
Rutherford Village Park Undergraduates only Catered
Telford Village Park Undergraduates only Self-catering
Towers East Park Undergraduates only Catered

Location of the University

The university’s main campus is in the Leicestershire town of Loughborough. The Loughborough campus (once the estate of Burleigh Hall) covers an area of 438 acres (1.77 km2), and includes academic departments, halls of residence, the Students’ Union, two gyms, gardens and playing fields.Of particular interest are the walled garden, the ‘garden of remembrance’, the Hazlerigg-Rutland Hall fountain-courtyard and the Bastard Gates.In the central quadrangle of the campus stands a famous cedar, which has often appeared as a symbol for the university. Unfortunately a heavy snowfall in December 1990 led to the collapse of the upper canopy which gave the tree its distinctive shape.

Notable Alumni

  • Derek Abbott – physicist and electronic engineer
  • Adnan al-Janabi – Iraq former minister without portfolio
  • Steve Backley– javelin thrower
  • Daniel Bennett – Singaporean footballer
  • Sam Billings- England and Chennai Super King cricket player
  • Sir Peter Bonfield – former chief executive of ICL and BT Group
  • Robbie Brightwell – athlete, European 440 yards champion 1962
  • Victoria Clarke, psychologist
  • Sebastian Coe – Olympic athlete, politician and later Chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games
  • David Collier – cricket administrator and businessman, chief executive of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)
  • John Cooper – Olympic silver medallist at 440 yards hurdles in Tokyo 1964, died in the Paris air disaster 1974
  • Fran Cotton – rugby footballer
  • Robin Daniels – engineer and entrepreneur. Board advisor and technology investor.
  • James Dasaolu – athletics sprinter
  • Gerald Davies – Wales and British Lion rugby union player, Times journalist, and manager of the British and Irish Lions in South Africa 2009
  • John Dawes – Wales and British Lions rugby player, captained the British Lions in South Africa 1971
  • Tobias Ellwood – Conservative MP
  • OzakEsu – Electronic engineer
  • Diane Farr – Numb3rs actress
  • Lorna Fitzsimmons – former NUS President and Labour Party MP
  • James Gibson – swimmer
  • Rosalind Gill – Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, King’s College, London
  • Lisa Goldman – theatre director and writer
  • Tanni Grey-Thompson – athlete
  • Steve Hallam – Formula 1 engineer, head of the race team for the McLaren Mercedes Team
  • Emma Hatton – Actress, lead role in Wicked 2016
  • Liam Hennessy – renowned exercise physiologist, strength and conditioning coach, and former international athlete
  • MaddieHinch -Field hockey player
  • Johnnie Johnson – leading Spitfire ace of World War II, when it was Loughborough College
  • Ben Kay – England rugby union World Cup 2003 winner
  • Donna Kellogg – badminton player
  • Andy Kent – PDC Darts Player
  • Jeanette Kwakye – athlete
  • Lisa Lynch – journalist
  • Rahul Mandal – Research Engineer and The Great British Bake Off Winner.
  • John Mantle – Wales rugby union and Great Britain rugby league player
  • Steve Matchett – former F1 mechanic, author and TV presenter
  • Murray McArthur – Game of Thrones and Doctor Who actor
  • Colin McFadyean – England and British Lions rugby union player
  • Colin McFarlane – The Dark Knight (film) actor
  • David Moorcroft – runner
  • Neil Oatley – Formula One engineer and designer
  • Nicholas Osipczak – professional mixed martial artist; a cast member of SpikeTV’s The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom
  • Monty Panesar – England Test cricketer
  • Paula Radcliffe – athlete
  • Chris Read – England Cricket wicketkeeper
  • Mark Richardson – 400 m athlete

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