Loughborough shortlisted for 9 Whatuni Student Choice Awards

Student satisfaction has helped Loughborough University feature in nine of the 12 categories at this year’s Whatuni Student Choice Awards.

The University features heavily in the annual event, which recognises institutions for excellence in a wide variety of academic and social areas.

Based on ratings given by students, Loughborough has been shortlisted in the Overall (University of the Year) category, as well as Student Support, Job Prospects, Students’ Union, Clubs and Societies, University Facilities, Accommodation, Giving Back and International.

Other finalists include Imperial College London, Durham University and Sheffield Hallam.

To compile the nominees, reviewers from the Whatuni.com website visited 130 universities across the UK and spoke to more than 27,000 students who rated their institution from one-to-five in each of the 12 areas.

In 2015, Loughborough was named University of the Year, and missed out narrowly on the top spot again last year, being named runner-up.

Vice Chancellor, Professor Bob Allison, said: “It’s a great achievement to have been nominated in nine of the 12 categories, and coupled with our past successes in the awards it shows we must be doing something right.

“What’s more, the awards are made all the more important by the fact that they’re voted for by students.”

This year’s winners will be revealed on April 6, at a gala dinner held in London.

Simon Emmett, CEO of Whatuni.com parent company Hotcourses Group, commented: “We are delighted to see universities that are being nominated for a number of categories across the board at this year’s awards.

"It truly reflects a student experience that goes beyond teaching excellence and touches on all aspects of a student’s life.”

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.