Loughborough brings home seven awards from WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2017

Loughborough University took first place for two Whatuni 2017 Student Choice Awards, followed by top-three finishes in a further five categories.

Loughborough University has won two Whatuni 2017 Student Choice Awards, picking up the top accolade for Best University Facilities and the new Giving Back category.
 
As well as winning the awards for the best University Facilities and Giving Back – a new category celebrating the participation of universities in both global projects and their local community – Loughborough also came second in the ‘University of the Year’ category and had top-three finishes in a further four categories.
 
The Whatuni Student Rankings are based on averages taken from reviews submitted by over 26,000 students and published on their site. They offer prospective students an unbiased, student-led alternative to traditional university ranking systems.
 
This year, 127 universities met the minimum threshold to be considered for a Student Choice Award; and 44 universities received a nomination. Speaking of the awards, Loughborough University Vice Chancellor Professor Robert Allison said:
 
“It is great to be celebrating, yet again, Loughborough’s success in the Whatuni awards. I’m particularly pleased we have won the new Giving Back category. We pride ourselves on being a socially-minded university community, and our staff and students undertake many hours of volunteering and fundraising.”
 
Jonathan Ako, President of the Loughborough Students’ Union said: “To be the first winners of the Giving Back award is fantastic. Our student fundraisers and volunteers do an amazing job and it is great to see this has been recognised.”
 
Marcella Collins, Managing Director Hotcourses Group UK added: “Loughborough have had another strong performance at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards this year. The newly-introduced ‘Giving Back’ category celebrates the participation of universities in both global projects and their local community. Congratulations to Loughborough, who students have strongly endorsed the university’s efforts in this area.”
 
To see the full list of winners, click here.

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.