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Loughborough University

1,898 Loughborough University reviews

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This is the overall rating calculated by averaging all live reviews for this uni on Whatuni.
(4.5)
  • Loughborough University
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Izzie S
28 Mar 22

Graphic Design (with placement year) BA (Hons)

University rating (4)

Loughborough University stands out with its amazing campus. From just taking a walk around you immediately get this sense that you are welcomed into the Lboro Family with such an energised atmosphere created from not only the unbelievable amounts of sports and activities taking place throughout the year but also the high-end facilities and expert lecturers/tutors who form such empowering courses. In terms of location, there isn't too much to do around Loughborough town and the only other thing to be aware of is that there is huge student support available but you have to actively go and ask for it yourself. But overall the University is constantly adapting and making changes in line with the student's feedback so there isn't much more I could have asked for!

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Alice Hopely
28 Mar 22

Geography with Economics (with placement year) BSc (Hons)

University rating (4)

Very welcoming Amazing faculties Town not amazing but Union has 3 rooms for night club which all play different music Close to Nottingham

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Joe
28 Mar 22

Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (with Placement Year) BSc (Hons)

University rating (4)

Accommodation is decent, dining halls are a good place to socialise. Decent amount of societies, could be more. People aren't too social unless events are to do with drinking. Facilities/ computer labs are pretty good, good amount of study spaces. Easy access to Nottingham and Leicester (can't comment on them, not been). Everything you need in town, Spoons is nice (even though I don't drink). Lecturers are also alright. Best part for me is definitely the people and how close everyone is, so easy to organise things to do. Worst part is also the people, decent amount of people who have fragile egos and feel emasculated by everything, also big drinking culture, so can get loud in village + messy.

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Edward Fricker
28 Mar 22
Aged 18-24 years

Sport and Exercise Psychology BSc (Hons)

University rating (4)

Obviously at Loughborough sport is so important and I’ve been able to get involved with all the sports I’ve wanted to. Hall sport (IMS) has been excellent with football being the perfect level of competition.

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Olivia
28 Mar 22

Computer Science (with placement year) BSc (Hons)

University rating (4)

There are plenty of events around Loughborough, catering to many different people, for example, there are several opportunities for non-drinkers to get involved. Furthermore, there is lots of green space in and around the campus, that are great areas to study and socialise on a sunny day. Accomodation is very clean and well kept, with social spaces provided in most halls. However, some rooms are quite small and narrow. There are very good connections from Loughborough heading north (Nottingham, Sheffield) and South (to Leicester and London). However, travel from East to West is not straight forward, as there are often no direct routes.

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Maisie
28 Mar 22

Economics (with placement year) BSc (Hons)

University rating (4)

I love the campus and library here, there is always a place to study. The union is good too. I would improve the accommodation, most are basic and not modernised. I share a kitchen with 11 people when the website says maximum 8.

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Katie Watson
28 Mar 22
Aged 18-24 years
First gen student

Mathematics (with placement year) MMath

University rating (4)

The campus is beautiful, especially in the summer, and as a woman I feel safe walking around even despite the high number of men attending the uni. The library is a great place to study with a nice cafe inside. On the downside, the students union recently removed a room which was used for clubbing mainly by minorities, which was a controversial move, but they are working to resolve this with students. Lecturers are very knowledgeable but as with most universities, your experience depends on the lecturer you get, there are some great, some less great ones! The town is small but great, and the public transport to get around Loughborough is pretty decent, especially on campus where travel by bus is free, so you can use them to get to your lectures whenever you might be running late, and virtually everything is within walking distance too.

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Louisa Briggs
28 Mar 22
Aged 18-24 years

Economics BSc (Hons)

University rating (4)

The best aspects of my uni experience have been the sports clubs and general campus facilities! I have loved being involved with sport, however with Loughborough being so prestigious it is often difficult to get into your preferred sport as I, and many of my friends, discovered. Some lecturers are amazing, they really care about students and clearly put a lot of effort into making our course enjoyable. However, some lecturers really leave a lot to be desired. They make no effort to make the subject interesting and out very little work in to our course in terms of running seminars or providing practise material. The general running of the university and the Student's Union also needs improvement. I have been involved with a sport team committee for 2 of my years at university and we have encountered several problems with the union including several buses not being booked and invoices not being paid on time. The university does not give enough notice about things such as exam timetables and graduation dates. Many other unis already know their exam and graduation dates but we are left in the dark for far too long.

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Amy Blenkinsopp
28 Mar 22

Psychology with Criminology (with placement year) BSc (Hons)

University rating (5)

It is just brilliant

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Melissa Davila
28 Mar 22
Aged 18-24 years

Graphic Design (with placement year) BA (Hons)

University rating (4)

Loughborough as a town is not very student friendly, so there is not much to do outside of university, and this can make your week pretty boring

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