Loughborough has also received its highest ever ranking in the guide, rising a further two places to fifth. It remains firmly in the top 10, and is the Midlands’ top ranked university, in every national league table published this year.
Commenting on Loughborough’s success, Alastair McCall, editor of The Sunday Times Good University Guide, said: “Loughborough has been shortlisted nine times in the 20-year history of our University of the Year award and now it has won for the second time. It must be doing something right!
“In fact, it is doing quite a lot right. Long rated highly by students for satisfaction with teaching quality and their university experience, Loughborough has found a formula that makes its graduates among the most sought after in the land.
“It is so much more than a sporting powerhouse, although it deserves huge recognition for having the best sports facilities this side of the Atlantic. Science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) students make up a greater proportion of the student body than at any other institution and it is in academic and industrially-potent areas like this that Loughborough also excels and makes an impact far beyond its sumptuous campus.”
Loughborough’s teaching and learning offers academic excellence in a broad range of disciplines, from sport and exercise science to engineering, business and the arts, and was recently awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
Loughborough’s renowned student experience gives every student the opportunity they need to achieve their full potential. Its strong connections to industry boost these opportunities by providing students with access to placements. They also form the backbone of its enterprising outlook which is helping business to innovate, expand and improve performance.
Its approach to creating an exceptional student experience and delivering the highest level of teaching and learning is quite simple; Loughborough puts its students at the heart of everything it does. The positive impact of this approach was highlighted in the National Student Survey 2017 results, when Loughborough was ranked the top mainstream university in England for overall satisfaction.
Loughborough’s outstanding research is generating globally important work that is driven by society’s need for solutions to real-life issues, making it not only cutting-edge, but relevant too.
Its reputation for sporting excellence, which spans performance, facilities, expertise and working partnerships, confirms its position as the number one university for sport.
Loughborough’s superb 440 acre single-site campus is the University’s most glorious asset, offering great facilities for students, staff and visitors to the University.
Its Students’ Union is one of the very best in the country and is one of the only unions to be owned and managed by students.
The elements above, combined with Loughborough’s focus and a strong sense of community spirit, has created something that is truly special and distinctive amongst UK universities.
Source: Loughborough University’s website