Loughborough rises to 6th in the Times Higher 'Table of Tables'

Loughborough University has risen six places to 6th in this year’s Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Table of Tables’.

Loughborough is the biggest riser in the 2017 table, cementing its place in the upper echelons of the UK rankings.

The ‘Table of Tables’ ranks the UK’s top 30 universities based on the combined results of the three main domestic university league tables – the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, The Guardian University Guide, and the Complete University Guide – to provide a snapshot of how universities are viewed by national newspapers.

Loughborough is ranked ahead of 80% of the 24 universities that comprise the Russell Group, placing it firmly among the UK’s higher education elite.

Loughborough University has risen in each of the national league tables published this year. It leapt to 4th place out of the UK’s 119 universities in the 2017 Guardian University Guide – its highest ever league table ranking – and climbed to 7th in the Complete University Guide 2017.

In The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, the University rose to 11th place and was named University of the Year for Sport. It was also shortlisted for the paper’s coveted University of the Year title.

“Our performance in this year’s league tables is recognition of the breadth of Loughborough’s strengths and our excellence right across the board,” said Professor Robert Allison, Vice-Chancellor of Loughborough University.

“It reflects the quality of education we offer, our world-class research and innovation, and the exceptional all-round student experience we provide at the University.”

This year Loughborough also topped the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey and has been shortlisted for the THE University of the Year Award, the results of which are announced next month.

View the press release on the Loughborough University website for further information and resources.

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines. 

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and named University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. 

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 6th in the Guardian University League Table 2018, 7th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2019. It was also named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017. 

The University has been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, which recognises institutions that deliver consistently outstanding teaching that is of the highest quality found in the UK. 

The Loughborough University London campus is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities. It is home to influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators who provide students with the highest quality of teaching and the very latest in modern thinking. 

The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.