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.
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.