Survey confirms Loughborough has offered best student experience over the last decade

No university in the UK has offered a better student experience over the last decade than Loughborough University, a national survey has revealed.

The annual Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey is based on the views of students about their university experience across 21 criteria including teaching, accommodation, facilities and social aspects.

In the 2017 table, released today (Thursday 23 March), Loughborough is second in the country. Since the inception of the survey in 2006 Loughborough has topped the table seven times and come top five no less than 10 times. Over the period of the survey Loughborough enjoys the best results in the country for student satisfaction.

As well as a second place ranking overall in the 2017 survey, Loughborough came first in three categories: High quality facilities; Catering for personal requirements; and Good extra-curricular activities/societies.

The top 10 universities for student experience for 2017 are:

University 2017 Rank
Harper Adams University 1
Loughborough University 2
University of Sheffield 3
University of Leeds 4
University of Surrey 5
Falmouth University 6
University of Oxford 7
Newcastle University 8
Queen's University Belfast 9
Keele University 10

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.