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There are lots of study spaces available, very quite and accessible a lot of the time. There is an amazing community feel around the university. The campus is great, meaning everything is close together, with not much travelling needed. I feel like i need more support 1 to 1 with aspects of my course and that isn’t an option.
There is very little learning time for the course, with a variety of ways of learning. The course content is very standard, as i am only a first year. Some lecturers don’t give enough content, meaning i struggle when it comes to revising. We don’t get any 1 to 1 support, which i personally would find beneficial. I would prefer more interactive learning, such as seminars for all modules instead of a select few.
The halls are a great way to make friends, and the freshers events definitely helped facilitate that. We get our kitchens and rooms cleaned often, and we have access to a communal hub. There is 24/7 support from wardens and sun wardens. The accommodation is very expensive, with some amenities not working fully, even though the halls are new (2019). The wifi often fails, but the 4G signal is okay.
Facilities, campus feel and safety are all amazing. I feel there could be more opportunities and events for people to network and make friends at the very beginning of the year.
The teaching quality and the resources are amazing. However, we have very limited contact with out personal academic tutors.
The location is good, being right next to the library and the noisy nightlife center. Other than the kitchen there is no shared space within each flat, which limits socializing as there isn't even a table in the kitchen.
Loughborough University is a renowned institution in the UK, offering a variety of programs at undergraduate, postgraduate and research levels. Its reputation for providing high-quality education has made it a popular choice for students from all over the world. I’ml highlighting the best parts of studying at Loughborough University and also suggest some areas for improvement in this review. ∆Best Parts of Studying at Loughborough University: High-Quality Education: Loughborough University is ranked as one of the best universities for master's education in the UK, making it a great choice for students who are looking for high-quality education. The university boasts experienced lecturers who not only cover academics but have practical experience with reputed brands like BritVic, Adidas, Deloitte, HSBC, KPMG, and more. This combination of theoretical and practical knowledge makes the education at Loughborough University truly valuable. Empathetic and Resourceful Administration: The administration staff at Loughborough University is one of the best. They are empathetic, helpful, and resourceful, which makes it easier for students to navigate the university. This was especially evident during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021, when many students were studying away from their home countries. The administration staff went above and beyond to help students during these tough times. Holistic Development: Loughborough University focuses on the holistic development of its students, providing a well-rounded education that covers academics, group projects, sports activities, and social events. This combination helps students to develop both academically and personally, making the most of their university experience. Ideal Location: Loughborough University is strategically located in the town of Loughborough, away from the hustle and bustle of big cities like London or Manchester. This location provides a peaceful environment for students to focus on their studies. The university also has a full-fledged Pilkington Library, which is a heavily invested asset, allowing students to access a wide range of resources for their studies. ∆Areas for Improvement: Diversity: Loughborough University can improve by focusing more on diversity in its student batches. The university should aim to have a mix of students from different backgrounds and cultures, rather than focusing on a select few markets. Corporate Tours: The university can benefit from arranging more group or corporate tours for students. These tours would provide students with practical exposure to companies and give them a better understanding of the industries they are interested in. In conclusion, Loughborough University is a great institution for students who are looking for high-quality education, a well-rounded university experience, and a peaceful environment to study in. Although there are some areas for improvement, such as focusing more on diversity and arranging corporate tours, the university is well-equipped to provide students with an excellent education and university experience.
During the pandemic phase, the course was on a hybrid mode when we were allowed to attend the uni in person only with limited seating capacity however the quality of education was not affected even when we were attending it online. Since I was in a one year course it is more busy with 5 to 6 hours of teaching hours a day. However we were given enough time for coursework and projects to research and submit them with a good quality work. The lecturers were highly accommodative of our queries during the lectures and were always quick to respond to emails for additional questions or discussions.
Labourers peaceful environment as it is located away from bigger cities. It has lot of sports activities, parks, social events etc which students can participate in to unwind after studies. If you like motor for metro city life than Loughborough would not be a place for you as it's a bit isolated and has limited nightlife and places to eat out
The opportunities to get involved in activities, however niche, are incredible. Campus has a great vibe and the university has a friendly and welcoming feel. The study spaces are great and really varied.
The sports science facilities are excellent at Loughborough, unfortunately we were limited to how much we could use them during the pandemic but now the university has opened up to teaching fully in person again, final year will be a great opportunity to make the most of them. Contact time with lecturers is good, but I would appreciate more contact time with tutors, it doesn’t feel that convenient to schedule meetings with them.
The halls are great for socialising, especially as a fresher, the events organised and committee structure makes meeting people and feeling at home quite easy. Having the option to be catered is also very convenient in terms of juggling works and other commitments. The catered eating arrangement is also a great way to socialise.
It is a great university with friendly staff and students - there is always something to do and take part in. The facilities are excellent, especially the sports ones. The non-sports facilities like the library and other department buildings look extremely run down externally and visually aren't very attractive at all. It is also quite far into town to get to a supermarket if you don't want to have to pay to get a bus or a taxi.
The lecturers are helpful with answering questions and upload lots of examination resources for practice. Some powerpoint could have more information to be made clearer as well as more suggestions to wider reading content ie. specific chapters. Another point would be that there are no seminars or smaller group sessions and so it is harder to meet new people and become friends.
It is in a perfect location in relation to the Student's Union and also lecture halls. I have a great en-suite room with a spacious kitchen/living area. However, some blocks don't have as big kitchens and there is also hardly any fridge/freezer space.
The union is the best place to chill with friends during the day and party during night. Really safe place as well because everything is inside the campus. The facilities are mainly new or well preserved. Mainly design school is quite amazing in terms of facilities. Would absolutely recommend.
The curse content and teaching as well as the prospects are definitely the best in this Uni. The teachers make every single lecture memorable. Each text and poem is quite interesting in how they explain it and present it or analyze it in seminars. Tutor time is quite reduced though, just a few times in the semester .
Overall Elvyn is amazing. Just wonderful. Only bad comment is the food, not always the best but definitely edible.
The best part of the university has to be the facilities available at the University, whether that be sporting facilities like HIPAC, the swimming pool or the various football pitches around campus. Or it may be the Student's union for a night out, the library for studying or the cafe's. These facilities free to has help to make some of my favourite memories so far. My least favourite aspect of the university is that perception of it only being a sport university. As a psychology student, I want to raise the awareness of the universities specialties in other areas.
My course is taught mainly in person, allowing for face-to-face interaction with the lecturer and peers. I have loved the content and style of teaching in these lectures. My least favourite aspect about my course is the lack of options in the first couple of years in my degree. This is due to 75% of me course being compulsory modules which are needed to make it a BPS accredited degree and the Omer 25% being compulsory criminology modules. This means I have no choice in my modules for the first year of my degree.
My favourite aspect of Bakewell hall is the location, large kitchen area (as it is self catered) and the en-suite bathrooms. It is a social hall with lots of activities to get involved in. Because of these factors, my least favourite aspect is that it is one of the more expensive halls on campus.
In the academic realm, there is always a lot of both quiet and social study spaces. Library is well equipped with friendly staff, and extra curricular sessions have been held to give more advice and guidance about final year projects. Community feel and beautiful campus - everyone seems to know everyone and never had a bad experience regarding social situations on campus. Lots of opportunity to meet new people with many societies - as someone who doesn't do sport I have noticed it's considerably harder to make friends as a lot of people gravitate to people they live with and people they play sports with. As an LGBT+ student I found a lot of support on campus - the student's union really pushes diversity but as the uni is very heavily weighted with a male population, being a woman has always felt a bit of a minority. Location of the uni is handy in the sense it's close to Nottingham and Leicester but nobody really goes there for nightlife. Loughborough is just a small town, the uni is about a 20 min walk from the centre. It's nice enough and has everything you need but not much clothes shops (very small Primark and New Look is as good as it gets). Has decent places to eat - Nandos, Pizza Express etc. - as well as some great independent places. As its a small town the nightlife is slightly lacking but student's do always go out, and theres a lot on offer at the students union which are always great cheap nights out.
Lecturers are hit and miss for me which is always the case as some people prefer different learning styles. As COVID affected my degree I found online lectures to actually be very successful.
Honestly was perfect for me - I lived there in first year and loved it so much I came back for second year. I can be a bit of a princess so ensuite was great, modern rooms and kitchens. Kitchens cleaned weekly and bedrooms biweekly. Warden team was lovely and although halls can be noisy I never struggled too much -I guess it depends on your flat. Would 10/10 recommend but is very competitive.
The standard of teaching is good but lecturers are always hit-and-miss. During my 1st and 2nd years Loughborough was great, the student union and student life were great though coming back from placement it feels like a lot has changed. Nightlife feels a lot quieter and it seems prices have been hiked up because of this. The SU used to be the best night out and now it has been ruined with pre-purchase tickets and massively overpriced drinks, to the point where no one bothers going. The great thing about Loughborough used to be the community feel, it seems like it's just not there anymore. However, the university is what you make of it and if you get lucky meeting great friends then you'll definitely still have the best time.
The course is good, nothing special. I have really enjoyed learning the 3rd year of my course, though I wouldn't say there has been very much support or facilities available. Everything you need is here so no complaints but nothing special. Some lecturers are amazing, some shouldn't be employed so I think there is an essence of luck.
My hall experience was great, although the actual accommodation wasn't considered a luxury, it was definitely worth the price if your not looking to spend loads. When I was there there were a lot of hall-related activities on and I made a load of mates. Overall great experience and had some very funny stories. If you have a bike be careful, many have been stolen from our accommodation though this may have been resolved with better security now though uncertain.
Loughborough is a great university if you're looking for a campus lifestyle. Everything you need is within a 15 min walk and there is a vibe of a tight-knit community in the first year as everyone lives on campus. However, if a wild nightlife is what you're after then Loughborough may not be the place. There are three clubs including the union and the good thing is that everyone there will be a student however it can get repetitive after a few weeks. Sports and the facilities are amazing here, but very competitive in all aspects.
In terms of studying Geography in particular, the course is really interesting and well structured. I have no complaints about it at all. I never went on a field trip because of COVID-19 so can't comment on that but from what older years have said they are meant to be really good. The placement team are very unhelpful and I had no support when finding my own placement. More could definitely be done here in terms of letting students know when they should start applying and potentially creating links with businesses to offer placements. I had very little support from my personal tutor, I felt as if we were just assigned one to tick a box rather than them being there to actually help us.
Rigg-Rut is a great hall, 3/4 beds and en-suites, as well as a large kitchen. There are lots of hall-organised events to get involved with and there is a real community atmosphere. It is definitely on the expensive side and there are many other halls that are better value for money. It is also a good 15-20 min walk from lots of lecture halls and 30 min from town, so not the best location but it is super close to the library.