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Academic Quality and Teaching Support

How do you ensure high academic quality standards at Loughborough University London?

Our high learning and teaching standards have been established using the same quality assurance frameworks and processes that exist at Loughborough University's East Midlands campus. We have appointed outstanding academic and support staff from across the globe, spanning a wealth of different international government bodies, overseas ministries, world-leading organisations and corporations

Can I transfer between Loughborough University London and the Loughborough campus and vice versa?

Transfer between the campuses is possible, however students should be aware that the same programmes of study are not available at both sites.

Do lecturers support students outside of class? Can I access lecturers regularly?

Apart from the standard weekly tutorials and timetabled sessions, all lecturers have a weekly drop in session. Students can contact them via e-mail or Skype. Many also have blogs and use Facebook, Google Hangouts and Twitter to keep in touch. There is a group space on LEARN, our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), enabling students and staff to exchange comments and post questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

When did Loughborough University London open?

Loughborough University London officially opened its doors on 21st September 2015.

Student Accommodation

What is Unite Stratford One?

Unite Stratford One is a magnificent, new student accommodation site offering top quality single rooms and studio apartments. Both room types include a private en suite bathroom, study area, bed and plenty of storage space. Studio apartments are larger rooms with kitchen facilities, and are suitable for couples. The rental fee covers the cost of Wi-Fi, electricity, heating, water and basic contents insurance.

Unite Stratford One is just 8-10 minutes’ walk from campus and is positioned next to one of the largest urban shopping centres in Europe, Westfield Stratford City. It is also less than five minutes away from Stratford International station, offering fantastic links across the UK and Europe.

What is Claredale House?

Claredale House is a beautiful red brick building offering affordable, newly-refurbished accommodation to students, from £134 to £146 per week. Situated in Bethnel Green, Claredale house is a 20 minute journey from the Loughborough in London campus. The Overground and the Central line run through the area, so you can be in the centre of London or the West End in just 20 minutes. Liverpool Street station is nearby and the main road just behind the building is a major bus route, linking students to Shoreditch, Waterloo, Hoxton and more.

Are there any other accommodation options?

Get Living London: The Athletes’ Village used during the 2012 Olympic Games has been converted into hundreds of stunning apartments containing one to four bedrooms. These magnificent apartments are located just 10 minutes’ walk from our campus. Bookings must be made directly with Get Living London. Please call 02037148083 to find out more and arrange a viewing, or visit the website.

University of London Housing Service: We are working closely with the University of London Housing Service (ULHS) to offer you access to a wide range of accommodation options across London. The ULHS offers a range of services to support students who are looking to move or are already living in private accommodation in London. Visit their website here.


What IT facilities are available on campus?

Loughborough University prides itself in offering industry-leading teaching and cutting edge technology. In it's first year, the London campus boasts an impressive range of hardware accessible to its students, as well as industry-standard software packages, enabling students to maximise their learning potential while on campus.

The University provides 66 Toshiba Portege ultrabooks and 65 Apple MacBook Pros for use in lectures and seminars, as well as for short-term loan to students whilst they are on campus.

Alongside our sizeable range of laptops, we provide several purpose-built desktop computers, fitted with high-end graphics cards specifically for use with professional design and engineering software packages, such as Adobe Creative Suite and Autodesk AutoCAD.

Our library area houses eight Viglen Omino all-in-one computers for quick queries and access to academic resources. Each computer is accessible using your university username and password, issued to every student following the completion of online registration.

The campus also benefits from printing, photocopying and scanning facilities available for all students, using their Loughborough University ID card. Students can use their own IT equipment on site,including laptops, tablets and smart phones and can connect to the university's WiFi network for free.

Is there Internet access across campus?

The campus operates a fantastic WiFi internet service, which is available to all students for free. Students can connect to the WiFi using their own IT equipment,including laptops, tablets and smart phones. Students may also connect to WiFi across the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for free!

What are the facilities like? Is there any special equipment?

The campus has been carefully designed with postgraduate needs in mind. The teaching spaces including lecture halls, seminar rooms and interactive study suites. There are a number of dedicated study areas, created to promote and enhance the productivity of private and group study sessions.

We offer IT spaces with brand new computers positioned to malleable metal stands, enabling you to work at a height and angle that is tailored to your body. We also have a number of large circular desks for group discussions and interactive study. These desks have electrical outlets for laptops, tablets, mobile phones and more. The campus has a resource and reference library with a huge variety of books relevant to each institute and the academy, as well as a number of printing, scanning and copying machines across the building. WiFi is available across the campus and is free to use for all students and staff.

What catering facilities does the campus have?

There is a luxury street food van located directly outside the campus entrance, selling delicious, freshly prepared food and snacks, as well as fresh coffee and other hot and cold beverages. There are also close to 100 restaurants, bars and cafes at Westfield, Stratford, just minutes away from the campus.

Hackney Wick is home to a wide variety of bistro restaurants and eateries with huge amounts of character. Popular local eateries include Crate Brewery, where you can drink great craft beer from the source and enjoy freshly stone baked pizzas by the canal.

Forman’s Fish Island is a hugely popular family-run restaurant claiming to be the oldest salmon smokehouse in the world. It even featured on the BBC’s most popular cooking competition, Masterchef!


Setting up a UK bank account

Some banks will be on campus during induction week to support students wishing to open a new bank account. Banks include the Bank of China amongst others.


Is there support from the University to help me get a part-time job/internship?

Yes. Alongside the considerable contacts and career support you will receive through the curriculum you will be invited to exclusive events and talks where you can learn from media practitioners and show off your skills. We have dedicated careers support onsite, electronic resources and access to careers professionals through Skype and social media. Finally, you will be able to apply to benefit from an industry mentor.

Are there many jobs/internship opportunities on campus or nearby?

Yes. Job placements, internships and part time job roles will be available across the park. They will be offered competitively so students will have to work hard to ensure they secure these opportunities.

After I have graduated does the University help to find employment with companies?

Throughout your studies with us we will prepare you to become the most employable graduate you can possibly be. You will be invited to exclusive talks and events where you will be able to show off your skills to real employers, getting you exposure to those hirers in your industry. Once a Loughborough Student you are always a Loughborough Student and this means you can access support and resources through our website beyond your studies.


If I have a personal problem/feel homesick, who can I talk to?

We take your welfare very seriously. All students are linked to a personal student support advisor. This is your go to person if you have any issues whilst you are learning with us. If your personal student support advisor cannot help you then they will connect you to the network of professionals that support our students across our two campuses.

Course Information

My grades are a few percentage points below the requirements; is there any flexibility?

We are keen to hear from the best candidates. If you do not meet our requirements but feel you can show that you exceed them in other ways we are keen to hear from you. You should contact us at

How soon can I expect a decision?

We will process your application in 4 weeks.

Is there a deadline for accepting an offer of a position on a programme?

Though there is no official deadline, if you are determined to progress with us, we recommend that you accept our offer within 3 weeks of receiving the offer.

How many references do I need?

You need two references from two separate people who can give an honest appraisal of your skills and experience.

Is it easier to get an offer for Loughborough University London than the Loughborough campus?

No. Our criteria and standards for both campuses are equally as rigorous.

English Language Requirements

What are the English language requirements for my programme?

All applicants must have a qualification in English language before they can be admitted to any programme. The entry requirements will depend upon the qualification and your programme of study. If you have not met the direct entry requirements, you may be able to study on one our pre-sessional courses.

What pre-sessional programmes are available?

Whether you have applied to Loughborough University or Loughborough University London, you may be eligible to study on pre-sessional courses ranging from 5 weeks to 30 weeks. More details can be found at

Will I study for my pre-sessional in London?

No. If you are studying with Loughborough University London in September 2016, you will study on the pre-sessional course at the Loughborough campus and have the opportunity to visit the London campus as part of the welcome programme.

What if I don't pass the pre-sessional programme?

99.67% of students progressed on to their academic programmes in 2014, though a small proportion of these students were required to engage with additional in-sessional support to help them in their studies. In-sessional support is free of charge and available to all students at both campuses.

Students attending Pre-sessional Course A (30 week course) and B (20 week course) are required to take IELTS tests in May and June and must meet a minimum standard* to be permitted to continue with their English language studies on Pre-sessional Course C. All students are assessed by tests and coursework at the end of Pre-sessional Courses C and D. Students who fail to engage appropriately with the Pre-sessional course will not be considered to have successfully completed the pre-sessional course and therefore will not have met the conditions of their offer from the University. Students whose level of English language is considered to be below the minimum level required by the UKVI for a student visa will not be permitted to progress on to their degree, and will have to return home. We do give full feedback to students in these circumstances and will support them to re-enrol on further pre-sessional courses to prepare them for a new entry in the following year.

*Please note the minimum IELTS score required to progress on to Pre-sessional Course C is usually 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subtests). However, higher scores are required for some courses. Please check the English language requirements for your academic programme.

Further information on progression is available at

Equality and Diversity

Loughborough University London's equality and diversity policies promise equal treatment and opportunity for all of our students and staff to flourish, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, colour, disability, religion, age, ethnicity or nationality.

How many students are registered at Loughborough University London?

The total number of registered students is currently 378, of which 359 are postgraduate taught students, and 19 PhD students.

What is the rate of GB, EU and international students?

Loughborough University London comprises a community of postgraduate taught and postgraduate research students from around the world. The total number of countries represented is 36 (Azerbaijan, Brazil, UK, British Virgin Islands, China, Croatia, Holland, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nigeria, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, Uruguay, and Uzbekistan).

Who is responsible for respecting diversity at the campus?

All staff and students are responsible for ensuring that their actions promote equal treatment within the learning community and to respect diversity. Those who do not act in accordance with the values of the university may be held personally to account for their actions.

Does the University uphold an Equality statement and operate an equality code of practice?

Loughborough University recognises that people are our success, and our reputation is dependent on the commitment and excellence of our staff. The University's Statement for Equality and the Equality Code of Practice are demonstrated across both our East Midlands and our London campus.

What are the local places of worship?

At Loughborough University London, we are committed to working together to build a rich learning environment for all students and staff to flourish. We are connected to the local inter-faith forum and have a relationship with local religious groups across East London. In 2009, it was reported that Hackney and Tower Hamlets had a total of 63 places of worship serving a total of 12 different religious groups. To find out more about these centres, please click here to be taken to an interactive map produced as part of a local government initiative, Religion and Place.

I have a disability. How will the university support my needs?

Loughborough University provides a wide range of support, advice and guidance for disabled students at both campuses, including students with medical conditions. We work with students to agree any adjustments that might be required (including exam arrangements), to support students in accessing funding through the Disabled Students Allowance and with students’ academic departments to ensure students’ needs are met.

Click here to find out more about the support we can offer.

I don't think I am being treated fairly or respectfully. What should I do?

Loughborough University takes the matter of harassment and bullying very seriously and is committed to the elimination of all forms of harassment and bullying. A wide range of cases are dealt with but tend to be mainly student to student or staff to staff issues. To report a problem confidentially, please complete this form, quoting 'Loughborough London' in your message.



Children from 5-16 must go to school (or receive comparable education at home) and are expected to attend regularly and arrive punctually. Attendance at state schools is free of charge. More details can be found by contacting the SSC. Please notify the team that you are joining Loughborough University London. You can also find out more information here.

Fees and Finance

How much are the fees?

The fees vary depending on the programme you choose to study however our taught postgraduate programmes range from £10,000 to £13,200 for UK/EU students and £17,000 to £23,950 for international students.

Can I pay in instalments and how does it work?

Yes. Students would be invoiced before each term for three equal termly payments.

Does my fee cover core text books?

The fee covers access to all literature needed to complete the course through our library. Most of these resources are electronic. You are able to see and buy the reading list yourself if you wish.

Does my fee cover access to any equipment or related expenses such as study visits/field trips?

Your fee enables you to use the significant resources of our campuses both in London and in Loughborough. All field trips are included. We hope the fee will cover membership access to other resources on the park, gym, swimming pool, cycling centre. You will need to pay session fees at these places.

Are there any hidden costs?

All costs for the core curriculum are included. If you choose to take up personal development and extracurricular activities then you will need to pay for these.

If I pay in advance will I get a discount?


Why are the fees higher for Loughborough University London than the Loughborough University campus?

Studying in London carries a premium over studying anywhere else in the UK due to the additional costs of providing a curriculum based in the heart of the UK. These costs relate to our overheads of staff and building running costs.

Am I eligible for the UK Postgraduate Loans Scheme?

A new system of postgraduate loans for masters degrees in the UK will be introduced from the 2016-17 academic year.

The loans will provide up to £10,000 a year for courses culminating in a postgraduate masters qualification (MA, MSc, MRes, MBA, MEd and LLM). Students must be aged under 60, and be a UK National, or have settled status in the UK, and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for three years on the first day of the academic year of their course start date. Click here for more information.


What is the history of Loughborough University London?

Loughborough University London is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the home of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In 2007 it was suggested that Loughborough University would play a key part in building the social and economic legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Later, Loughborough University was invited by the UK government to contribute to the Legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games by planting an academic centre for excellence on the Park.

Loughborough University is the UK's premier University for student sport and is a training centre for many elite athletes. The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is a perfect fit for Loughborough University to expand its academic activity, enhance its international research outlets and bring an outstanding student experience to London.

Is Loughborough University London ranked in national league tables?

Loughborough University London is one of two campuses maintained by Loughborough University. Loughborough University has been named England’s Best Student Experience for six consecutive years by Times Higher Education. Times Higher Education also named Loughborough University as the Best University for Sport 2014 and is the UK's 13th best University in the UK according to the Times Good University Guide, 2016. Students from across the country voted Loughborough University the University of the Year and the number one Student's Union at the WhatUni Student Choice Awards, 2015.

When I graduate, will 'Loughborough University London' be the name on my degree certificate?

All students will graduate with a Loughborough University degree. The degree certificates awarded at our East Midlands campus will be the same as the degree certificated awarded to graduates at the London campus.


What happens if I get ill?

As part of your induction you will be given the opportunity to register with a local general practitioner (GP). If you become ill while in London, you should contact the GP surgery for advice or an appointment.

If you are an international student you will be entitled to NHS care, or if you have your own private medical insurance you can use that care provider instead. For more information on healthcare in the UK please visit:

You can only access hospital treatment with a referral from your GP or if it is an emergency. In the case of an emergency, you would need to either call an ambulance (999) or go to your local hospital Accident and Emergency (A&E) department.

Is there a GP/hospital nearby and is it free?

You can only access hospital treatment with a referral from your GP or if it is an emergency (see above). You will not have to pay for this. If you have private medical insurance you will need to contact the insurance provider to find out how to access hospital treatment.

There are many hospitals in London. If you need to access their services your GP will be able to refer you to the most appropriate one for your condition.


Is the University able to help me with my visa?

The Student Advice and Support Service is authorised to give advice on immigration matters.

If you are outside the UK, and you are applying through an agent, your agent will help you to apply for your student visa. If you do not have an agent, please visit the GOV UK website for further information:

If you are already on a Tier 4 visa in the UK, you will need to apply to extend your visa for your new course at Loughborough University London. This is also the case even if you are currently studying at the Loughborough campus. Once you have completed the online form and collected all the evidence that is required, our advisers will be happy to help you. Please visit our website for further information:


Where exactly is the campus?

The campus is part of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London. Our main building is in the former International Broadcast Building that beamed the London 2012 Olympics to the world. Our campus is served by the Stratford International travel hub meaning that Central London is 20 minutes from our site. Further travel information is available here.

What is special about the location of the London campus?

The campus is built on the site of the 2012 London Olympics and our students have access to many of the stadium and facilities built for these games. The campus is extremely well located being a green and pleasant place to learn and live that has unrivalled shopping, sporting and leisure facilities all within a 15 minute walk of the University. Westfield Stratford City is right next to the Park and has over 250 shops including Jaeger and Mulberry, and 80 places to eat and drink such as Wagamama's and Nando's. The Centre also includes a 17 screen all-digital cinema and ten-pin bowling.

The campus is near Hackney Wick. Why is the campus located near here?

Our campus on the Olympic Park is within the London borough of Hackney, in the area of Hackney Wick. Hackney Wick is one of the fastest growing creative communities in the world. Innovative new and expanding businesses are actively being created around us, with some of the city's most original shops, clubs and events happening on our doorstep.

Is it expensive to live in London? How much does it cost for everything?

Compared with the rest of the UK, accommodation in London is the only major area where London is significantly more expensive. When compared with accommodation in other world capital cities accommodation costs are competitive at £180-200 per week. The cost of eating out, socialising and travel in Central London is more expensive than the facilities close by or on our campus. As a resident of London it is possible to live a great life frugally. You will have access to an unrivalled number of free museums, events, festivals and activities and as a Queen Elizabeth Park resident you will have special invites to free events and activities happening across the park. London also offers great part-time employment opportunities for students.

Are there any supermarkets near the campus?

The campus is located 8- 10 minutes’ walk away from the third largest shopping centre in the UK and one of the largest urban shopping centres in Europe. Westfield Stratford houses over 350 stores, restaurants and coffee shops, as well as a casino, luxury all-star bowling alley and one of the UK’s largest multi-screen cinemas. Inside Westfield Stratford, you will find a Little Waitrose supermarket. Waitrose has been described by national newspapers such as The Telegraph and The Guardian as having an "upmarket" reputation, selling luxury everyday items and groceries. For those living at Unite Stratford One or in the apartments managed by Get Living London, there is a Sainsbury’s local within 5 minutes’ walk of your accommodation. Similar to the Little Waitrose, Sainsbury’s Local is perfect for picking up weekly groceries and necessities, however it is argued to be cheaper than Little Waitrose. If you are looking for more choice during your weekly shop, or you are in need of slightly more unusual items, Morrison’s supermarket is just 20 minutes’ walk away, located across the road from Stratford Library. You can also catch the 308 bus from Stratford International station, which will get you to Morrison’s in just 8 minutes. The cheapest and most comprehensive supermarket in the area is Asda Leyton Mills Superstore, which is approximately 30 minutes’ walk from Stratford International station, or 20 minutes from Stratford International station on the 97 or the 308 bus.

Orientation and Welcome

What happens when I arrive at the airport? Will I be met?

As part of our accommodation packages we will have specific meeting dates and times at airports where students will be met and luggage transported to your accommodation. This will include being settled into your accommodation, help with IT and support to get settled into life in London.

What happens when I arrive at the campus? Will someone help me to move in?

If you take up our accommodation offer then as detailed above you will be assigned a student ambassador who will support you to move in.

Are there events to help me settle in and meet other new students?

All students must take part in our two week induction programme. This contains fun, games and exercises to aide orientation to London, our campus and the UK. It also supports students in developing team building and study skills.

What happens in a typical first month?

In a typical first month you will undertake our social and study induction. Over two weeks this will introduce you to staff, students, the UK, London and studying with Loughborough. You will undertake a skills audit, be invited to events and guest lectures from prominent media practitioners and you will start your course, two modules and will make choices about your study route for Semester One. You will also be invited to take up volunteering and personal development opportunities with a host of our partners across the park.

Can I visit the campus before my course starts?

Yes. We have a number of upcoming open events giving you the opportunity to meet current students and staff, and discover what makes Loughborough University London special.

We also offer guided campus tours every Wednesday. Sign up to attend here.

You can also take a virtual tour of the Olympic park right now via this website.

What is the ratio of international students to home students at Loughborough University London

London is one of the best cities in the world, coming in close second to Paris! It is unsurprising then, that London is attracts a huge number of students from across the globe, making the city an unrivalled centre for cultural diversity and worldly festivities. It is for these reasons that Loughborough University London, like all campuses in the capital, attracts a higher proportion of international students than Universities based elsewhere in the UK.


What provision is made to make the campus and accommodation safe?

Our London campus and accommodation has 24hr security and the park and campus are well lit and accessible. We have personal security and safety workshops as part of our induction and student ambassadors and personal student support advisors to help all students get to grips with living in a major capital city.

How about the environment in East London? What security strategies will the university adopt to keep students safe?

The higher density of people in the country’s capital has a detrimental skew on London’s ranking when it comes to safety and security. A greater number of people living in an area inevitably results in more victims of crime. With that said, communities across the city of London have worked incredibly hard to improve the safety and security measures for the benefit of all ages and nationalities. Stratford has a healthy number of police officers and police community support officers that are dedicated to making your neighbourhood a safer place to live in, work in and visit. The officers listen and talk to you, to find out what affects your daily life and your feelings towards security. The team then compile a regular ‘Priorities and Promises’ document, listing the main matters facing your community and the actions the Police are taking to improve the service over the coming weeks. You can access the ‘Priorities and Policies’ document here.

Our London campus and accommodation operate 24hr security. We have personal security and safety workshops as part of our induction, and student mentors and student support advisors will be on hand to help all students get to grips with living in a major capital city.

During the 2012 games, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park was praised by researchers and the media for its professional security measures. Today, the park is well lit and accessible, and is still one of the best sites for surveillance in East London, with security services patrolling the site around the clock. If you are interested in improving the safety and security of the Olympic Park and the surrounding environment, you are welcome to attend the Olympic Park community meetings, as a resident and community member of the Olympic Park. The meetings are held four times a year across various venues close to the Park. At these meetings, you can receive updates on the latest construction activity, the broader development of the Park and local events, as well as key opportunities for local jobs, training and business. These meetings are the perfect way to provide feedback to the park and the local community, and drive change in your area. Find out more here.

Scholarships and Bursaries

What do I need to do to if I am selected for a scholarship?

If you are offered a scholarship by Loughborough University London, you will need to confirm to us that you wish to accept it. To do this you will need to pay a non-refundable tuition fee deposit within six weeks of receiving your offer.

How much is the scholarship deposit?

International scholarships require a £2,500 deposit. UK/EU Scholarships require a £250 deposit. You will be informed in your scholarship letter how much deposit you need to pay.

How do I pay the deposit?

You can pay your deposit in the following ways: (a) Credit or debit card over the telephone (credit cards incur a 1.2% surcharge), (b) Bank transfer, (c) Bankers draft, payable in sterling and drawn on a UK bank account, (d) Cheque made payable to Loughborough University.

If you are paying over the telephone please contact the University on: +44 (0)1509 223538

The University's bank account details for transferring funds to are:

Bank Account Name: Loughborough University, Barclays Bank Plc, Bishop Meadow Road Branch, Loughborough, LE11 5RB

Bank Sort Code: 20-52-69

Account Number: 50682047

IBAN: GB73 BARC 2052 6950 6820 47


Cheques or bankers drafts should be sent to the following address:

Finance Shared Services Office, Rutland Building, Loughborough University, Loughborough, LE11 3TU

You must quote your application reference number when you make your deposit payment. You will find your application reference number on your offer letter and your scholarship letter. If you do not quote this number we will not be able to match your deposit with your application and the scholarship offer may be withdrawn.

We cannot accept tuition fee deposits paid in cash.

Once I have paid the deposit, is my scholarship guaranteed?

Once you have paid your deposit, your scholarship will be secure. Provided you meet any conditions of the scholarship, the amount you have paid will be deducted from your tuition fees when you register at Loughborough University London.

What happens if I don't pay the deposit within 6 weeks?

If you do not pay your deposit within six weeks, you will no longer be eligible for the scholarship or bursary, but your offer of a place on the postgraduate programme will not be affected.

Can my deposit payment be refunded?

The deposit will only be refunded for the following reasons:

(a) If you request a refund within 14 days of the payment being received into Loughborough University’s bank account (in accordance with UK distance selling regulations, (b) If you are an international student, and your visa application is refused. You will need to send us a copy of your visa refusal notice, (c) If you fail to meet the full conditions of our academic offer to you, and we are unable to accept you. You will need to send us copies of all your final results, so we can check that you have not met the conditions, (d) If you feel there are exceptional reasons why you are not able to take up your place at Loughborough London. You will need to send the reason and a refund will be considered, but is not guaranteed.

If you do qualify for a refund, a £50 administration fee will be deducted from your deposit before it is refunded.

What happens if I want to defer my entry to next year?

If you defer your entry we will hold your deposit against your tuition fees for the following year. We cannot guarantee that you will be eligible for a scholarship in the following year. Your deposit will only be returned to you in exceptional circumstances, minus an administration fee.

Should I let you know that I have paid a deposit?

When you have made your deposit payment, please let us know by email to so we can ensure that your scholarship is secured.

I have been awarded an Alumni Bursary, do I have to pay the deposit?

No. If you are awarded an Alumni Bursary or Launch Year Graduate Bursary, you are not required to pay a deposit.

Can I receive more than 1 award?

No. Students who are eligible for more than one award at the University will receive the higher value award only.


Loughborough University is unrivalled for its links to the sport industry. Does the London campus offer the same links with sport?

We chose the location on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic park because of its unmistakable ties to the world of sport and international sport business. The University is proud to be sharing the former broadcast centre for the 2012 games with BT Sport, who hold exclusive live UK TV rights to 38 Barclays Premier League matches as well as exclusive or shared rights to the FA Cup, UEFA Europa League, Scottish Premiership, Scottish League, Conference, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and Primeira Liga football matches. They also hold the exclusive UK TV rights to Moto GP, The FA Community Shield, The FA Trophy and the Aviva Premiership. From 2015 BT Sport will have the exclusive rights to the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. Recording of programmes and all university media activity takes place from the our shared building on a daily basis, and students will be actively encouraged to visit and engage with the company throughout the duration of their course.

Can I access events happening across the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park?

Yes! Students are welcome to attend events happening in and around the Olympic Park venues. To find out more about upcoming events, click here.

Are there local gym and leisure facilities that students can use?

As a Loughborough University London student, you can access many of the world-class Olympic facilities such as the Copper Box Gym, the Aquatic Centre and the Olympic Velodrome for a discounted price. If you aren’t looking to commit to a gym membership, you can visit the venues on a one-off basis, from as little as £3.

Other facilities and services are available just outside of the Olympic Park, including CrossFit 1971, which offers premier CrossFit classes and coaching delivered by ex HM Forces Commandos and Army Physical Training Instructors! Click here for more information.

If you are looking for a local personal trainer, Benefitness Personal Training and Bootcamps are less than 15 minutes from Stratford International Station, using the 308 bus.

First class Tennis and Hockey facilities are available from Lea Valley Hockey and Tennis centre, which is 10 minutes from Stratford International Station, using the 308 bus. If you continue on the 308 bus for another 15 minutes, you can visit Lea Valley Ice Centre: a magnificent ice rink for up to 800 skaters, including UK celebrities in training for one of the nation’s favourite TV show, ‘Dancing on Ice’. The 308 bus can also take you close to Lea Valley Riding Centre. With an indoor arena and two floodlit outdoor riding arenas, the 25 acre centre is the ideal place for horse riding lessons and ‘have a go’ sessions in London.

Are there local sports teams I can play for?

East London has a huge number of sporting organisations you can join and it is likely that we will establish teams in a number of sports ourselves.


What is the deadline to apply for Loughborough University London programmes?

The deadline to apply for this academic year is September 2016.

When does term start?

Term dates for 2017 entry have not yet been announced. However, term usually begins in the third week in September. Check back here regularly for updates.

Is there a distance learning option?

The collaborative, multi-disciplinary nature of our programmes means that they require face-to-face learning and teaching so we do not have a distance learning option at present.

Is there a January intake for Loughborough University London programmes?

No. For the academic year 2015-2016, we will only have a September intake for our students.

How will the full-time programmes be taught?

Students will do 4 modules in each semester, which equates to roughly 18 hours each week of taught content. The modules are block taught and staggered.

How does the part-time study option work?

We have a part-time option to students of up to 4 years. The majority of teaching is delivered over 3 week blocks in 3 hour sessions (9 hours a week), either mornings or afternoons and possibly evenings which should hopefully make it easier to fit around work and other commitments. However, the Collaborative Project module is entirely based on group work and does require a weekly commitment from students but this would only be for one semester.

Depending on how long you want to spread your programme over determines the hours you would commit to. Part-time over 2 years for example would mean 2 modules per semester. Part-time over 4 years would typically mean 1 module per semester. If you are considering studying part-time, please contact to discuss your options.

Is it possible to study stand-alone modules at Loughborough University London?

Yes. You will need to download and complete the Visiting Student Application form. Please return this form to


How far is the campus from Central London?

You can get to Oxford Street in 20 minutes by using the Central Line underground, from Stratford station to Oxford Street station. You can travel from Stratford International Station to Kings Cross St Pancras station in just 7 minutes using the incredible Javelin high-speed train.

What are the nearest airports?

City Airport is within 30 minutes from the site. Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted and London Luton are all reachable within a hour of our site.

What are the nearest train/underground stations?

Hackney Wick overground station is less than 2 minutes' walk from our site. This service links to major transport hubs across London within minutes. Stratford International Station, with direct trains to Central London, is just 10 minutes’ walk from our site. What's more, Stratford has a fantastic bus and coach network, linking students across the country for a fraction of the cost of other transport options.

What buses can I catch from Stratford station?

Stratford bus station and Stratford City bus station are both located in close proximity to Stratford station. Buses that run to these stations are:

25 from Oxford Street to Ilford

69 from Canning Town to Walthamstow

86 from Romford to Stratford

97 from Chingford to Stratford

104 Manor Park to Stratford

108 from Lewisham to Stratford

158 from Chingford Mount to Stratford

238 from Barking to Stratford

241 from Prince Regent to Stratford

257 from Walthamstow to Stratford

262 from Becton to Stratford

276 from Stoke Newington to Newham University Hospital

308 from Clapton to Wanstead

339 from Leytonstone to Shadwell

425 from Clapton to Stratford

473 from North Woolwich to Stratford

D8 from Crossharbour to Stratford International

In addition to the 25 which runs a 24-hour service, night buses to/from Stratford are:

N8 from Oxford Street to Hainault

N86 from Stratford to Harold Hill

As a student, am I eligible for a discount on Transport for London services?

Yes. All full-time postgraduate students aged 18 and over may be eligible for a Student Oyster Photocard, giving a 30 per cent travel discount on most Transport for London.

With a Student Oyster Photocard, you can buy Travelcards and Bus Passes at 30 per cent off the equivalent adult weekly and monthly fares. These are for use on:

National Rail trains in the London area

The London Underground (the tube)

The Docklands Light Railway


London bus services

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for the Student Oyster Photocard, you must be aged 18 or over AND living at a London address during term time AND either:

a) a full-time postgraduate student studying for 15 or more hours per week or,

b) a part-time postgraduate student on a course lasting at least 14 weeks

When Can I apply?

You may apply from 1 September 2016 and once you have fully enrolled for the academic year.

When applying for your TfL 18+ oyster card please ensure you select Loughborough University London as your institution. If you don’t apply to the correct institution your application will be rejected by another institution and you may have to make a new application and incur the £20 administration fee again.

How do I apply?

Please apply online. Applying online is the only way to receive your discount entitlement. Once we have approved your application, Your Student Oyster photocard will be sent to the address you provide and should arrive within five to seven days.

You will have to pay the £20 application fee using a credit/debit card in your own name and need a passport-sized digital photograph available to upload.

Can I use my young person’s Railcard for tickets for travel on the London Underground?

If you have a 16-25 Railcard, you can add the discount to your 18+ Student Oyster photocard to get a 34% discount on off-peak pay as you go fares and off-peak daily caps on Tube, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and most National Rail services in London. Simply take your Oyster card and valid Railcard to a London Underground station ticket office to link your two cards.

Work Experience

Are there any work experience requirements for me to study at Loughborough University London?

Although work experience will enhance your application there are no specific requirements.

Can I get an internship/work placement as part of my course?

Yes, up to a year. All students have the opportunity to apply for a placement; they are competitive so you will have to work hard to secure one.

If I can take a placement/internship as part of my course is it paid?

Not all placements are the same shape and size. Some may last a few weeks up to those lasting nearly a year. Some of these placements are paid with the likely salary being £14-17.5k per annum.

Registration and Induction Week

Do I have to register online and in person?

Yes. Please complete the online registration which will be sent to you prior to attending registration at the University. You must register both online and in person or you will not be enrolled with the University.

Do I have to attend all three days of registration?

No. Please book onto a slot and you then only need to attend for registration on that day.

What do I need for registration?

Please bring the original certificates or transcripts of the academic qualifications on which your admission was based or certified copies. Please see here for more information.

What is Induction Week?

Induction week is a week full of events and activities designed to introduce you to the student lifestyle at Loughborough University London and prepare you for your new journey as a postgraduate student with us. Find out more about Induction Week here.

We hope you find the above answers to your questions useful. If you have any other queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via email at We will respond to your email within 7 working days.

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