Loughborough University shortlisted for record nine out of ten Whatuni Student Choice Awards

Loughborough University has been shortlisted for a record nine out of ten 2016 Whatuni Student Choice Awards.

The awards are voted for by students, with more than 25,000 across the country casting their opinions over the past 12 months for the Whatuni Student Rankings.

Loughborough has been shortlisted in nine categories – accommodation, clubs and societies, course and lecturers, job prospects, student union, university facilities, support services, international (based on the overall rating as given by international students at each university) and an overall rating which counts towards the title ‘University of the Year’, which Loughborough won in 2015.

The Whatuni Student Rankings are based on averages taken from thousands of reviews submitted by students and published on the site. They offer prospective students an unbiased, student-led alternative to traditional university ranking systems.

This year 25,000 reviews were counted; 125 universities met the minimum threshold to be considered for a Student Choice Award; and 39 universities have received a nomination.

I am thrilled that we have been shortlisted in nine out of ten categories. It is an incredible achievement, made all the more important by the fact that these awards are voted for by students.

Loughborough University Vice Chancellor, Professor Bob Allison


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.

Simon Emmett, CEO of Whatuni.com parent company Hotcourses Group

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 2020 QS World University Rankings and top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2020, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and 8th in The UK Complete University Guide 2020.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. 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.