Loughborough University secures 36th BUCS title

It’s finally official – Loughborough University is British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) champion for the 36th consecutive year.

Presented at the BUCS Annual Awards Dinner, part of the week long BUCS Conference at Warwick University, current Vice President for Sport Luke Thomson received the award on behalf of the 4,500 students that make up Loughborough’s Athletic Union.

The final points tally saw Loughborough finish top on 5,793 points, some 1,700 points clear of Durham and Edinburgh, who had a close fought battle for second.

As always Loughborough were dominant in the individual sports, winning numerous individual titles as well as team honours in athletics, badminton, swimming and snowsports, four of our biggest Athletic Union clubs.

There were also team titles in cricket and hockey, whilst the men’s rugby team narrowly missed out on the BUCS title in the final at Twickenham.

Of the achievement Director of Sports Development Tim Garfield commented:

“Naturally we’re delighted to retain our BUCS title and further extend our winning streak. Having said that the competition is undoubtedly getting stronger we must continue to keep improving; the moment we get complacent is the moment that our winning run will come to end.

“Congratulations to each and every student who has played a part in our success, both past and present.”

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.

The University has been awarded five stars in all areas according to the independent QS Stars university rating scheme. It has also been named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2019 QS World University Rankings, top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019 and the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2019, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 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 in 2017.

Loughborough has risen to 5th place in the Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Table of Tables’ 2019 and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014). In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Specialising exclusively in postgraduate-level study, Loughborough University London is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers cutting-edge master’s and PhD degrees, as well as business collaboration, research and enterprise opportunities.

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.